Look in your own yard or go for a walk and see what different shapes and sizes of leaves you have. Make them into art to hang in your window. It's not just the autumn colored leaves that can inspire a person.
There is something so soothing and alive using green leaves. It's like a burst of spring, that feeling I get in the early spring when leaves unfold and buds open and the grass gets greener. Looking at the green leaf art brings those feelings to mind.
All you need is leaves,clear contact paper (or clear laminate or clear peel and stick paper), a hole punch, and yarn or string.
~ Cut two pieces of contact paper about the same size. If one is bigger than the other, use the smaller one first.
~Put the contact paper sticky side up on table, secure top and bottom with tape to table.
~ Add leaves, putting largest ones down first and filling in with smaller leaves. Don't overlook grasses or flower petals!
~Cover with second piece of contact paper, starting at the top and unrolling it ever so gently as you flatten it out with your hand. I start it at the top and the children roll it down as I flatten it.
~Punch two holes in the top, about 1/3 in from the sides.( see alternative method below)
~Tie yarn or string and hang on window or door.
Alternative method: Add a thin branch to very top, incorporating it in with the leaves, covering it with the contact paper. Allow branch to overhang sides. Tie yarn to branch and hang.
These bursts of spring were made by the children in my Earth School today.
And aren't they just beautiful ?