This fall I've been trying to do some crafts with the girls (mostly Little A) in the afternoon and on weekends. Little A does a lot at day care, but I like to do some things with her too.
The leaf collage took a few days, and Little A had fun working on her project. First, we went for a walk to collect leaves from around our neighborhood. When we got home, we put the leaves between the pages of books so they would be really flat. A few days later, we took the leaves out and Little A arranged her favorite leaves on contact paper. I folded the contact paper, with paper on, in half, then pulled the paper backing off one side. When she was finished, I took the rest of the paper backing off, and pressed it on top of her leaves. I hung her collage up on our sliding glass door. It looks really cool when the sun shines on it!
Little A really loves any project that involves glue, so this was a big hit. I drew trees on a piece of paper and cut tissue paper into small square. I picked a mix of what I considered "fall" colors, and gave Little A the glue. She insisted that she needed purple leaves, so we added some purple leaves too. She made a bunch of trees to send to family.
Paper Plate Pumpkins