cardFall Leaf Ideas
Gather together some leaves that have fallen from the trees. Make sure they are not real crispy, you should be able to bend and move them without them breaking up on you.

You'll need:

typing paper
construction paper
crayons
white craft glue
scissors
leaves

Place the leaf down flat on a table. Then put a piece of typing paper over the leaf. With your crayon, color over the area where the leaf is laying. Press firmly with your crayon, but not too hard... you don't want to break your crayons! You can use one color if you like to... or you can use lots of pretty colors!

When the picture you've colored looks like a leaf... stop. What you've just done was made an impression of the leaf by using the texture of the leaf! You can do this with other objects... coins are fun too!

Name Cards Fold your typing paper in half, then in half again. Put your leaf under the first layer ... then use your crayon to bring out the texture of the leaf. Now write the person's name on this card. When finished... put the name card on the dinner table... This will be perfect for those coming to Thanksgiving dinner! They will be able to know where to sit when it's time to eat!

cardThanksgiving Cards Fold a piece of typing paper in half, then fold it in half again. Put your leaf under the first layer... then use your crayon to bring out the texture of the leaf. Now write a greeting on the card. This makes wonderful gifts!

cut out Another way you can make the cards ... lay down your leaf, then place a piece of typing paper over the leaf. Use your crayon to bring out the texture of your leaf. When you are done, cut out the picture of the leaf.

Next, take a piece of construction paper and fold it in half. Then take your leaf picture and put some glue on the back of it. Place the picture on the folded piece of construction paper! Now add your Thanksgiving greeting.

PlaceMat Place Mats Lay a piece of construction paper down flat. Glue your leaf picture to the constuction paper. There... now you've got pretty place mats to use for your Thanksgiving dinner! These are great to place at the kid's table!


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