Foilage Friends

Tuesday, October 30, 2007Filed Under Crafts, Kids |

I just love these Foilage Friends from Family Fun! Aren’t they just adorable!!!!
Use your imagination (and some paper, glue, and a pen or pencil) to turn ordinary backyard leaves into a whimsical menagerie.

Autumn leaves from your yard
Pencils, pens, or crayons
Time needed: About 2 to 3 Hours

1. Go outside and see what kinds of animals are hiding in your leaf piles. Below are some possibilities. When you’ve found leaves in your yard whose shapes you like, glue them to pieces of paper and use pencil, pen or crayon to make your creatures complete. To preserve your creations, press them between two books.

Maple Butterfly 2. MAPLE: These leaves have three main points and lots of smaller ones; count them as they flutter by.

Rose Turtle 3. ROSE: The rounded shape of this bush’s leaves makes them look a lot like little shields.

Birch Bird 4. BIRCH: As big and tall as this white-bark tree can get, its leaves are as small and as light as feathers.

Geranium Hairdo 5. GERANIUM: You might flip your wig if you find one of these wild-looking leaves in your yard.

Barberry Fish 6. BARBERRY: While this plant doesn’t live underwater, its leaves resemble raindrops.

I just love them and can’t wait to make a few!  With all the leaves all over my yard, I k now I’ll have tons to choose from!  Let me know if you make any and post pictures of yours!


2 Comments so far

  1. Megan on November 7, 2007 10:18 am

    We did this and I have one suggestion. When you press them between two books, put newspaper on either side. This kind of paper helps to absorb the moisture and help the leaves to retain their colors.

  2. Admin on November 7, 2007 10:33 am

    Great idea! I didn’t think of that! Thanks!


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