We’ve crunched up egg shells, we’ve glittered sand pictures, now we’re crunching up leaves to make Fall Leaf Pictures. I drew a picture of a leaf, my son drew a picture of a pumpkin, and my daughter drew lovely swirly lines. I think they all turned out fun for fall!
Crunchy Fall Leaf Pictures
Supplies for Leaf Pictures:
- dry leaves
- paper & pencil
- white glue
First draw the picture with a pencil onto paper. Then trace the pencil line with glue. Place your paper onto a tray that has lipped edges, so the excess leaves can be collected.
Crunch up your leaves in a bowl and sprinkle the leaves onto the paper like glitter. Carefully shake off the leaves that don’t stick onto the tray or back into your bowl. Let it dry over night to make sure the crunched leaves stay put.
Now you’ve got your beautiful leaf picture. We’re going to hang them up on our wall for a festive Fall decoration.
Try these other projects and crafts for fall:
- Fall Tree Silhouette Art Project
- Fall Handprint Tree Craft
- Quick Crochet Fall Leaf Pattern
- Handcut Fall Leaf Wreath
- Crochet Pumpkin Coasters for Fall
- Celebrate Fall with Gumdrop Apples
Just letting you know that I linked to this post in a unit study I wrote about autumn leaves: http://www.zujava.com/leaf-study
Here’s a pic I made from autumn leaves for my daughter http://vespamore-uk.blogspot.com/2011/11/gruffalo-autumn-leaves-pic.html
Looks really a fun project for kids and so easy to make that everybody can do this.
This is a fun activity for the kids, and so easy to create. I think using felt paper looks good as well.
I made these with my son. We had fun and they turned out great! I posted pictures on my blog, thanks for the inspiration.
I love this idea! I will be posting a link to it on my blog soon!
This was a fun activity, thanks! And yes, crunching of the leaves was almost more fun than glittering.
I took my 3 preschoolers on a nice long walk today to pick up crunchy leaves. We had great fun smashing them up and making “leave glitter” pictures with them. I’ll be remembering this project to do again next year! I posted pictures on my blog. Thanks for such a great idea!
Such a fun activity for the kids! Combine the gathering of leaves with the craft and they’ll be busy and having for quite awhile!
What a delightful idea! How I wish my 13 grandchildren lived here in town with me. Thank heavens I can send them a link to this website and we can enjoy this fun activity from coast to coast! Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents!
Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing, and thanks to Amy for Tweeting this.
Love this idea!!
What a great idea ! Perfect for fall !! I would have to search long and hard for leaves to crunch where I live. (tropical !!) I did manage to find some beautiful changing leaves last year ! But … they are very few and far between !!
New idea of making crafts with dry leafs. We can develop creative among kids with these activities.
thanks for posting
What a cool idea!
This is awesome! My daughter and I were going to make pictures with leaves but they dried up. Now we can still use them just in a new way.
what a fun Idea, I like it.
I love your ideas….I was trying to come up with some sort of activity to do with leaves after school today and this is perfect! Thanks!
This is such a great idea! I bet they loved crunching them up.
Beautiful! Thanks for another great leaf idea.