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Green Tips: Fallen Leaf Art

Green Tips | October 29, 2020

Autumn is now in full swing, and that means brilliant leaves of various shapes and colors are falling to the ground. Although they can be a nuisance, they can serve as great art materials. There are endless possibilities for art projects with leaves! Invite the children in your life to join in on the fun, or spend a day crafting with yourself or friends. We hope you enjoy this week’s Fall Green Tips on leaf arts and crafts!

Fall Leaf Arts & Crafts

Before you get started, there are a few things to be aware of. Avoid plucking or cutting living leaves off of a plant, as this could potentially damage it. Additionally, stay away from the leaves of poisonous plants

Here are some arts and crafts for all levels of artistry!

  • These cute pine cone and leaf turkeys are a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table. 
  • Turn leaves into fun faces.
  • If you’re up for a challenge, this leaf crown will definitely amplify your next photo shoot or dress up.
  • For a cool science experiment, create leaf skeletons. Be sure to use larger leaves that will not tear, and take all necessary safety precautions. 
  • Make a very cute leaf triceratops.
  • Craft these beautiful leaf bookmarks.
  • Create a place card from a dried leaf.

If you want something more permanent, you don’t have to use the leaves directly. Leaf imprints can be just as beautiful and last longer than the leaves themselves:

We hope you enjoy crafting and creating!

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