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Leaf Glitter

November 2, 2010

This another fun and free project to do with your kids this time of year.

Go outside (it’s great to do right after you rake up the leaves in the yard) and gather some dry brown leaves. They need to be dry–you’ll see why in a minute.

Then take a piece of paper–we use construction paper–and squeeze glue on it. This can be in a pattern or freeform, whichever you prefer. You can also try drawing a design and letting your child try to trace it with the glue bottle. Letters and words are also an option.

Now the fun! Take the leaves and start crumbling and squishing them until they fall apart. You can do this in the bowl or box or directly over the piece of paper.

The little leaf bits work like glitter to stick to the glue. Shake off the excess.Ā  We do this all outside in the driveway so there isn’t any cleanup. The wind just blows away our “glitter.”

Have fun!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2010 2:58 pm

    I love this idea! And I love your header photo. šŸ™‚ Thanks for sending me your link!

  2. November 6, 2010 2:59 pm

    OOps – linked under a defunct bunch of information. This comment has all the right links. šŸ™‚

    • November 7, 2010 7:04 am

      Thanks for visiting! Love, love, love the Kind Birds story you shared. Can’t wait to look around more on your site soon.

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