Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Textured Fall Leaves

I'm an Art Teacher by day, blogger by night. :-) This is a project I do with my 4th graders, but with a little patience and guidance, younger kids could do this with ease.
You will need: construction paper, leaf patterns, various colors of yarn - cut to about 24", white glue, pencil and scissors.
First, pick the leaf pattern that you would like to use. My patterns were cut out of poster board and laminated so that they would last from year to year.
Trace out your pattern onto to 'fall color' paper.
Cut out

Start tracing the leaf pattern with white's easier to just go about 1/2 way around at a time.

Start at the stem with the yarn and put it into the glue line. The less you 'mess' with the yarn the better...just put it in the glue and leave it. Your fingers will get 'gluey' with this project. :-)

When you get to the end of the yarn, continue with another piece...use the same color or change colors. Follow the leaf pattern. The closer you get the yarn, the better your leaf will look.

Keep following the leaf pattern until you get to the middle, then cut your excess yarn.
TA-DA ...your done!

Oh, the possibilities!!!

too many colors to choose from...
keep repeating the patter, keep repeating the pattern, keep repeating the pattern...
soooo pretty....
too cool!!
I put up brown paper to look like a tree and display the leaves around it. I would love to see how you display yours!!

Cost of supplies - under $5 or nothing if you have them on hand

Time to do project - 30 - 1 hour

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  1. I love these! Cute and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Another winner. Small expense, huge impact, great colors!

  3. Hai! Thank you for your contribution to our DIY CRAFT TUTORIAL LINKY PARTY. These are fun as a kid project for when they are all over for Thanksgiving dinner. It seems very easy. I like them for the kids.

    Hope you found some projects at the party that you liked there also, as after all, it's all about sharing.

    See you again next Wednesday, if not before, with other project tutorials! Keep them coming, your work is great!

  4. Thie craft brings back happy memories. I loved making leaves like this in elementary school art class! I will try this craft with my neices and nephews soon!

    Cute blog, I love the creative spirit!

  5. Ohhh, I bet the kids love this one! It sure is a lot more interesting than just coloring a leaf picture.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  6. So cute and easy! Will need to forward this to my DD and gkids!


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