Fall leaf mobile craft for kids
September is here, and soon it will be the beginning of fall, and leaves falling off of the trees. Instead of raking up of the leaves, be sure to save few – those gorgeously colored trinkets make for some great kid’s crafts! The best part is that they are a free supply to use. This year, why not try creating a fall leaf mobile with your kids?
Take a hike, which is a great family activity in and of itself; be sure to gather a handful of your favorite leaves (the flatter and less crinkled, the better). Challenge yourselves to find as many different varieties as possible, and for some added learning, use a book or website online to determine which type of tree the leaves came from.
To get full directions on how to make this craft, check out How to Make a Leaf Mobile. If you want to save a little time, instead of ironing the leaves between wax paper you can just glue your flat leaves onto some construction paper, and then cut around them. It’s up to you! The directions suggest using twigs as the mobile rods, which is a great idea (especially since this is a nature craft). You can also use a coat hanger or wooden craft rods, found at most craft stores.
The great thing about this craft, is that it makes a great gift to give to friends and family. It’s the perfect fall decoration, that can be hung inside or outside. Whether you choose to keep this craft or give it as a gift, you and your kids will have a great time making it together!
Posted by Erica Lauren – September 11, 2011