Add a bit of kid-made charm to your door! Materials Leaves Wax crayons Watercolour paper Liquid watercolour paints (we diluted ours) Paint brush (the kids wanted to try this sponge brush from Grandma, but many types work) Cardboard Plate Bowl Scissors Felt Glue gun OR fabric glue/craft glue We always find these items helpful too: Smock Craft tray Directions Go on a nature walk with an adult, collecting leaves. Don your smock. Choose a leaf and place it under your paper upside sown, with the mid-rib and veins facing upwards. Rub your crayon over the spot where the leaf is- and watch an image your leaf emerge! Repeat all over your page, doing several pages. You could go with a single leaf or a variety- whatever you like! Paint over your leaves with diluted liquid watercolour paints. Allow to dry overnight. Cut out your leaves, leaving a bit of a border to show the painted edges and glue them to your felt. Cut your leaves out again, leaving a border as shown. Trace around your plate and then around your bowl in the inside on your cardboard to form your wreath base. Cut out your wreath base. You may need some help from an adult as cutting cardboard can be tricky. Glue your leaves onto your wreath. Enjoy! Purpose Getting out into nature. Celebrating seasonal changes. Safety Notes We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and a glue gun with care and adult supervision. You may want to use the option of fabric and craft glue depending on your child(ren)’s age and abilities. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.