Friday, November 21, 2008

Fall Craft - Leaf Rose

Here is a fun fall project to do outside with your kids. Very young children can help by gathering leaves. 5 year olds can make these (mostly) on their own!

  1. Fold leaf on one edge

  2. Curl all the way around in a circle

  3. Add a second leaf, wrapping around the first
  4. Continue to add more leaves, staggering the points, and alternating colors when possible
  5. Use larger leaves on the outside. When your leaf rose is big enough, twine a twist-tie tightly around the base to hold in place. Then you can stick in a twig for the stem if you wish.
  6. Finished Product: A beautiful leaf rose