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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CRAFTivity- Falling Leaves

FALLING LEAVES

This is a simple craft and Zorro (2 yrs 9 mo) had so much fun! Honestly I was shocked just how much he enjoyed this! He wanted to do another.

I LOVED the way it turned out and am excited to hang this when it's dry as I wait to Fall to head our way!



TOOLS:
  • Paper
  • Sticks, small branches
  • Real or fake leaves (we got our fabric ones at the dollar store)
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Container for glue
  • Paint Brush for painting on glue


MAKE IT A CRAFT KIT
(Eliminate time consuming steps so you can spend more time with your LO)
  • Gather Sticks and/or leaves
  • Gather rest of tools
  • Place gallon Ziploc bag Except for paper
Now it's ready to go when you are!



STEPS:
  • Glue sticks on
  • Tape each stick in at least 1 spot to really keep them on- or use an awesome glue lol
  • Paint glue on back of leaves
  • Stick all over the paper
  • DONE!

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15 JUICY LOVE NOTES:

love lives in the kitchen said...

lovely creation! i loved to play with autumn leaves when i was a child :)
wish you a great day...
justyna

Christy said...

I love it when something I plan is a success. I'm glad he liked it so much. Nice idea.

Raising a Happy Child said...

It turned out very nicely. I like the idea of taping sticks and using fake leaves. I should have bought those I've seen at Dollar Tree. We attempted something like this with regular leaves, but they are kind of hard to keep in place. I ended up using a stapler to keep them on the page.

AB HOME Interiors said...

OMG! That pic of your son with the glue, totally cute! This looks like so much fun!

Grand Pooba said...

How fun! You know I tell my husband all the time that I want to have kids just so that I can do crafts with them!

"She's craftay!"

(Beastie Boys)

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Great idea! And it turned out so pretty :D

Ticia said...

I like the new look!

Ticia said...

Oh, and very cute craft. I love leaf crafts

mom2three said...

The project turned out great...you could seriously frame that!!!

Love the new blog look by the way it looks so fabulous!!!!!

Miller Moments said...

Wow, that turned out great!

Jennifer said...

Cute idea-- we'll have to try this one. =)

Tara Rison said...

I find that often times simple is best.

We will definitely be doing this activity and probably some leaf rubbings, as well.

Alicia said...

awww cute!! and girl...did i tell you how much i love the new layout?? but for some reason the headers not showing up?? hmmm???

melaniet42 said...

What an awesome craft! We'll have to try it out once our leaves start changing!!

ABC and 123: A Learning Cooperative said...

Hey Kristi!

Just added this to a post scheduled for next week. Thanks!

 
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