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Create two-dimensional drawings made from leaves in your yard. Your kids will have a blast making their own leaf glitter. Turn your Leaves Into Glitter.
Turn Fall Leaves Into Glitter For Artwork
Leaves that can be gathered during a nice family walk or collected while raking up the backyard can be turned into a great craft for your kids. Turn those Leaves Into Glitter Artwork. Here is a great outside project that we like to do as a family every year.
This is a fabulous tutorial for ‘spicing it up a little with actual fall leaves that have been crumbled to create leaf “glitter” or “confetti”!
This is an easy craft for any age; even the youngest ones will have a finished craft project and love it.
Materials Need To Turn Leaves Into Glitter
Leaf glitter are a favorite autumn leaf crafts for kids. They are beautiful, easy to make and a great way to decorate for fall.
- Autumn leaves, preferably pressed and dried
- School glue (such as Elmer’s)
- Construction Paper
Other FUN products you can use for this project
So Cute!!! If your kids love outdoor nature crafts they will also love creating their own birdseed ornaments to feed the birds outside.
Turning Your Leaves Into Glitter
Here is how we completed this project.
STEP ONE: Collected your prettiest and dried-out leaves from your backyard or from a walk in nature.
STEP TWO: After collecting your leaves, place them in a large container. This is the fun part. Let the kids go to town, ripping and crushing the leaves into tiny pieces.
A little hint on the leaves; if they are not quite crispy enough, pop them in the microwave for a minute or so.
Sounds a bit strange, but you really do need dried-out leaves for this project to work.
STEP THREE: Allow the kids to sketch their designs with school glue onto construction paper. Creating whatever images come to mind.
STEP FOUR: Then sprinkled the crushed-up leaves AKA “leaf glitter” all over their sketched artwork.
STEP FIVE: After the sprinkling of glitter. Pat down ensuring each piece of tiny leaves is stuck to the paper. Then you can shake off the excess.
STEP SIX: Allow to completely dry before bringing artwork inside to hang.
And VIOLA your art work is complete.
Our fall art has been completed. Aren’t they pretty?
The kids really enjoyed the whole process of making their artwork. I think they enjoyed smashing and crushing the leaves the best.
Your kids will have a ball collecting and playing in the leaves.
Once they are done, they get to make some very cool pieces of artwork. Nature provides all the free glitter. All you need is a few extra items.
Now it is time to go outside and enjoy the outdoors with your kiddos.