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Autumn Leaves

October 21, 2010

My Mum gave Grace a couple of lovely Autumn craft kits for her birthday. This one contained lots of leaf shapes, which you scratched with a stick to reveal the colours underneath and make lots of pretty patterns. It reminded me of those pictures you make where you colour over the top with a black wax crayon and scratch patterns into it.

When we went for our walk the other day we collected a few branches from the woodland floor so we decided to hang our leaves from it with pretty ribbons. Very effective and a lovely Autumn decoration for the dining room.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2010 10:07 am

    How pretty! We always make an Easter tree – now I’m inspired to make an autumn one too. Fancy coming over to link-up to the Play Academy tomorrow?

  2. October 21, 2010 10:13 am

    Lovely!! Might try and reproduce this by cutting out our own leaves. Great idea to peg them onto sticks! I have a permanent table decoration as my 3yo is always bringing me ‘funny sticks’ to put in a vase – the leaves will pep them up no end πŸ™‚

    MJM

    • amylane permalink*
      October 21, 2010 10:16 am

      Good plan! We’ve also done it before by leaf printing or rubbing and then cutting them out. Have fun!

  3. October 21, 2010 11:39 am

    That looks fab!! I plan on going out with Oli to collect some leaves soon , the last time we tried to collect some Oli kept trying to eat them!!

    • amylane permalink*
      October 21, 2010 11:43 am

      Hahaha! Bless him! x

  4. October 21, 2010 1:04 pm

    They are just lovely πŸ™‚

  5. October 22, 2010 9:58 am

    They are lovely and look so effective as well x

    • amylane permalink*
      October 22, 2010 10:10 am

      Thank you Kerry πŸ™‚

  6. October 22, 2010 2:22 pm

    How cool. I will have to do this with the boys. I have an autumn craft post today, woould you like to come nad link to it?

    • amylane permalink*
      October 22, 2010 2:31 pm

      That would be fab thanks! I’ll pop across πŸ™‚

  7. October 22, 2010 5:07 pm

    I like this one too – it would be so easy to do your own version with wax crayons.

    • amylane permalink*
      October 22, 2010 5:53 pm

      Yes, we love doing those wax crayon pictures too πŸ™‚

  8. October 22, 2010 6:32 pm

    Oooh wow, these turned out really pretty! Love them hanging on an indoor tree! Perfect!

    Have tried doing that sort of crayon picture with Red Ted, but he isn’t quite there yet… another few weeks…

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty too!

    Maggy

    • amylane permalink*
      October 22, 2010 7:30 pm

      Mine love doing those crayon pictures – they can be very effective πŸ™‚

  9. October 24, 2010 2:55 pm

    Its beautiful very festive:-)

    • amylane permalink*
      October 24, 2010 3:58 pm

      Thanks Adele πŸ™‚

  10. October 28, 2010 6:41 am

    Gorgeous! We’ve done leaf trees as well wthtis week do pop over and see http://www.babybudgeting.co.uk . So glad to have found your lovely blog

    • amylane permalink*
      October 28, 2010 8:18 am

      Thanks Becky, I shall pop across and have a look πŸ™‚

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