What to Do With Fallen Leaves
Ah, the fresh cool air of autumn! Have the leaves turned colour where you live? Have they fallen? Fallen leaves are perfect for piling up and jumping in. Do you know what else they’re good for? This leaf rubbing craft!
What You’ll Need:
• Leaves of different shapes and sizes
Follow these steps:
1. Take a leaf and place it under a piece of paper.
2. Rub a crayon on the paper, over the area of the leaf. The long,
flat side of crayons works best.
3. Leave as is or repeat with another leaf in another position.
Think about it:
• What patterns can you spot in the veins? Why do you think leaves have veins? We certainly think they come in handy when carrying nutrients for the trees.
• How would you describe the different edges of the leaves? Do the leaf shapes remind you of anything?
• If you collect leaves to do the craft on another day, press the leaves to prevent curling. Place them in a flower press or between paper and under a stack of heavy books, and leave them for a couple of days.
• Worked your way through all the leaves? Try making rubbings
of tree bark instead!