I like having ideas in my head to keep the kids occupied when we are out and about. One of the things we like to do is to make leaf faces. Here is one we made at a local park. It’s made of a gum leaf, gum nuts and a wild flower/weed.
Using the same concept, we created our own leaf faces with items from our garden. The Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi) leaves are fun because you can make a perfect fingernail slice shape for the eyes and mouth. A small stick is a great tool for piercing leaves too. Any leaf can be used, just look for a shape you like. We added a little seeds for the nose and a flower to decorate.
A4 Cardboard (for best results) or paper
My daughter (8) used the leaves as heads and drew the rest of the body. I just LOVE her drawing!
The other siblings wanted to join in once they saw her picture. Here is Miss 5′s drawing (almost 6).
Mum and Me
Miss 10 is into dragons so created this picture.
Even son (4) gave it a go.
I have these pictures stuck all around my kitchen.
A4 Carboard (for best results) or paper
A collection of nature collage materials
You don’t have to stop at leaves; sticks, twigs, clay, flowers and anything else you can find can make for a wonderful collage pictures.
Love this one from Musical Al’s son.
Different shaped leaves
A common activity for kids is to trace the pattern of a leaf by placing the leaf under some paper and rubbing the side of a crayon over the paper to create a patter.