How to Make a Mouse from Fall Leaves

mouse made out of fall leaves

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Go on a leaf hike to collect the materials for this squeaky fall craft.


What You Need

  • Glue
  • Autumn leaves
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Wax paper

What You Do

  1. Collect Leaves
    Head out on a leaf hunt with friends or family to gather beautiful autumn leaves in different shapes, sizes and colors. Put the leaves between two sheets of wax paper, and press in a heavy book until flat. (If you can’t find oval leaves, cut the ones you do find into ovals.)
  2. Glue Leaves
    On a blank sheet of paper, arrange the colorful leaves into fun mice characters. Glue the leaves to the paper. Let dry.
  3. Draw extras
    Use markers or bits of construction paper to make eyes and a mouth.
    If you’d like to add extra excitement to your project, use markers or crayons to draw a fun scene around your mouse, such as a forest or lake scene.

How many different looking mice can you make with your pile of fall leaves?

Photo credit: Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova/