Autumn is a wonderful time to collect leaves. As the cooler weather approaches, leaves turn a rainbow of colours. The next time you're out walking, why not take an empty shoe box or bag with you to collect some leaves. When you get home from your walk put on a warm cup of cocoa and make some of these fun craft ideas.
While out walking, collect different leaves. Get a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Try not to be too greedy, collect only the leaves you think you might use. Remember that fallen leaves are good for the soil. Also, don't take leaves off trees on private property.
Preparing Your Leaves:
Once you have collected your leaves and have them at home, gently wash them, allow them to dry, then press them between the pages of a big book. To further preserve your leaves you can iron them between two sheets of wax paper. (Please ask a grown up to help you with the ironing.)
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