Leaf Critters

Leaf Turkey

Use autumn leaves to make animal pictures.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • newly fallen leaves of different colors, shapes, and sizes
  • construction paper
  • newspapers
  • glue
  • heavy books

WHAT YOU DO

  1. Gather some leaves and put them between layers of newspapers. Pile heavy books on top.
  2. In a week, the leaves will be flat and dry. Arrange the leaves on construction paper. Think about different animals and try to create their shapes.
  3. Tear off leaf pieces to make eyes and other small features.
  4. When you are happy with a leafy creature, glue the leaves onto the paper.