Capturing Fall with a kid craft

What do you love most about Fall? I love the colors! Between the yellows, oranges, and hints of green scattered across the lawn it’s picture perfect! So much so, Jo and I though it would be fun to bring some of the warm tones inside for a while!

So we made a Leaf Catcher!

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First, we went on a scavenger hunt to gather our materials. (P.S. This is a great way to incorporate color play! “Find me a green leaf..”)

Then we grabbed our supplies. You Need: Contact Paper, Twine, Scissors and a Hair Dryer.

  • Unroll the contact paper to your desired size. Now double it. Since you only want one crease, so you will fold it in half once you are done. (I used a place mat as my gauge.)
  • Cut the contact paper off the roll, and put something on the ends so that it doesn’t lift up on your little one.
  • Let your little one lay the leaves onto the paper. I recommend trying to keep it only on half of the paper.. this will make it easier when you fold it.
  • Once everyone is satisfied with the placement. Carefully fold the contact paper so that the ends meet.
  • Now grab a credit card and swipe it to get out any air bubbles.
  • Turn on your hair dryer and warm up the contact paper for just a few seconds. (this helps keep everything where it should be)
  • Punch a hole in the two (OPEN) top corners. And tie your ribbon through it! (I used twine.. it really complimented the nature theme we had going on).
  • Hang in a window that gets a lot of sun.
  • Now, cross your fingers for a sunny day.. the colors really pop when the sun hits it just right!

Don’t forget to share your artwork!

xo, Dee

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