Daddy and Miss O recently went for a walk and collected a bucket full of pretty fall leaves. I wanted to come up with a craft we could do using the leaves. I’m a big fan of contact paper crafts – they are the perfect base for any number of crafts and the ensuing “stained glass” artwork makes my windows look pretty! This is a quick craft you can do any day. Everyone will also get some fresh air while exploring for leaves! Making this autumn leaf craft with Miss O was a great way to kill a little bit of time before I had to get dinner ready and she really enjoyed it.
- a variety of leaves from the fall trees
- brown construction paper
- contact paper
Trace your little one’s hand on the brown construction paper including part of their arm – this will become your “tree”. Cut out the handprint.
Tape down a fairly large piece of contact paper to a flat surface, sticky side up.
Next, put the handprint tree on the centre of the contact paper with the bottom of the tree at the bottom edge of the contact paper.
Let your little one stick leaves all around the tree!
Stick their masterpiece to a window in your home. If you prefer, you can lay another piece of contact paper on the back and hang it anywhere in your home.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.