Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Play with Leaves

Fall for Fall.
Surprise someone.

We have a dog, Henry, who I walk every day.  Even when the kids are at school, I find myself, time after time, returning home with handfuls of leaves and kid-related ideas. As I followed the path back home, last week, I noticed that I was picking up leaves until I hit our front steps and while doing this, I had an idea. Why not make a leave trail to welcome the kids home?

Big or small -- anyone can make a leaf trail.

Wouldn't a path of leaves be a fun, subtle, surprise to welcome someone in your front door or a great activity for toddler creation? 

Make happy leaves. Make spooky leaves.
Keep it simple or use your imagination to make an elaborative labyrinth trails ---
but, do it: make a leaf trail. 

You're more creative that you realise and I don't really think a how-to is necessary, but, just in case you'd like a little more, I'll share how to make these exact leaves which were used for my leaf trail. Since this was a spontaneous act,  as I took my last step up our stairs, I  just reached for a kitchen knife and cutting board to see if I could cut the leafs without even pulling out my regular art supplies and it worked. After quickly cutting faces into the leaves, I returned to our walkway and placed the leaves in a trail.

If you are looking for a project with tiny kids or a class, it's such a fun way to work together and to build something. Start with a walk or excursion to just pick leaves and then, build a leaf trail together. Make a trail, build a figure-8 game or to even, work on spelling? Use your imagination or follow the kids imaginations.

However, if you do have bigger kids and would like to do some real leaf creating before building a trail, you'll need a knife and cutting surface or a paper-hole-punch to create faces, animals or like I did: jack-o-lanterns. I think a jack-o-lantern trail would be a really fun little addition to a Halloween party. 

Leafs, Cutting Item: xacto knives (or kitchen knives) hole punches, scissors if you have large leaves.

As always, I love to see what you do! 
Wishes for you to fall into Fall, today!

Something you might like:
DIY Veggie Jenga (not pictured below)
Veggie Mandalas (not pictured below)
Weekend Round Up (Foliage Faces- not pictured below)

Wishing you connection and creativity today!

Something you might like:
30 + Leaf + Foliage Projects | click here

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  1. I am absolutely doing this, this is absolutely going to happen in the woods I visit now and then. Such a clever idea to make people smile and spread the Halloween spirit!

    1. Oh, I love spreading this! Thank you so much for taking time to comment.

  2. Love it!! I m going to make them this afternoon with my kids, thanks for sharing!

    1. Virginie, it's lovely to hear from you. I hope you have a wonderful time making these!

  3. This is something people of any age would enjoy. And there are so many gorgeous leaves in fall.

    1. I agree! It's something for everyone. So nice to hear from you!

  4. What a sweet and creative idea! Neat.

    1. Thank you so much! I'd love to see what you do wit these.


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