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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.
Fun Craft With Autumn Leaves – Turn Leaves Into Glitter
Leaves that can be gathered during a nice family walk or collected while raking up the backyard can be turned in to 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 a tree and love it.
Materials Need To Turn Leaves Into Glitter
- Autumn leaves, preferably pressed and dried
- Squeeze bottle of glue (such as Elmer’s)
- Construction Paper
Other FUN products you can use for this project
Turning Your Leaves Into Glitter
Here is how we did this project. First, we collected our prettiest leaves from the backyard in our handy dandy tub. Then we got destructive. Ripping, tearing, and crushing our leaves. Noah (such a boy), loved this part.
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.
Next, the kids sketched their designs with plain old school glue onto construction paper with a little help from mommy. Then they sprinkled their “leaf glitter” all over their sketched artwork. Making sure the glitter was stuck to the glued areas the kids diligently patted (and Noah even stomped, typical boy) the glitter down.
Finally, we lifted our papers up and gently tapped them to remove any loose pieces. VIOLA!!!
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.