Art Project: Punching shapes from fall leaves
a variety of hole punches (someone loaned me the set pictured below. Similar here. But any type of hole punch will work)
leaves (I gathered mine in early fall before they got crunchy but after they'd turned colors)
Leaves / Stein, David Ezra
Music to make art by:
Through the Woods/ Okee Dokee Brothers
The Inspiration: Color me Katie, Grow Creative
What Kids Do: punch shapes from leaves and glue them onto paper (both the leaves and the shapes)
1. punch it by pressing the back plastic slidey thing onto the leaf.
There were a number of kids who worked on this project for a LONG time and their parents were excited to go home and find a hole punch so they could continue this play at home.
Hindsight Tip: one of the trickier bits was extracting the shape once it had been punched. In a few instances, a toothpick was helpful.
Variations to try:You could try giving the kids only regular, circle hole punches and read the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Adult Challenge: Big Hands off the Art! (let the kids do what they want to and don't make their art for them!