We are really enjoying the fall. Our yard is covered in leaves & the girls just run through them, kick them around & make piles to jump in. Maggie also loves to collect leaves. She always wants to bring some inside, so I tried to find some fun things to do with them:
Make Leaf Puppets:
eyes & a nose
I saw this idea on The Mother Huddle & the kids think they are hysterical & fun to play with.
Preserve Leaves with Wax
I used to do this with my mom. It’s a fun way for the kids to save leaves before they crumble up all over your floor. The ones we made today didn’t come out so great, but I have seen people make them the size & shape of a placemat & use them for fall decor. They are great place mats because they wipe clean easily.
Place newspaper (or something like it) on the ironing board
Place one piece of wax paper on the newspaper – wax side up
Place another piece of wax paper on top – wax side down
Place newspaper on top & iron for about 30 secs on medium heat
Finger Print Tree
Draw a tree trunk & branches
Using stamp ink or paint, let the kids use their fingers to make leaves.