Living in South FL, the Lil Divas unfortunately do not get to experience all the color & wonder associated with the Fall. Having grown up in NY - I love the Fall. This is my favorite time of year. Until we can take the Lil Divas on a proper trip up north to experience the fall first hand - we must settle for crafting and learning about it via books, photos, etc...
Recently, we went on a nature walk. We were hunting for leaves we could use in our crafting. It wasn't easy and the ones we did find had changed color from too much sun or were just multi-colored leaves. No matter, I am not the type to be hindered easily so we pressed on.
Ultimately, we made these lovely Leaf Rubbing Suncatchers to display on our windows.
It all began with our nature walk.
The Lil Divas worked hard to collect their leaves,
ensuring they had different shapes, colors & sizes.
See, these are just regular FL leaves :(
but yesterday I got the BEST news!
My "leafy" Godmother Joyce from Dinosaurs and Octopuses
will be sending us some genuine fall leaves to craft with!
YAY! Thank you so much Joyce.
I am super excited & ever so grateful for your generosity and kindness.
Then we sorted them.
The Lil Divas sorted by number of leaves,
by size (small, medium & large)
and by shapes and color.
We then got busy with our leaf rubbings.
I did this all the time when I was young & always enjoyed it.
What You Need:
What To Do:
1. Pick a leaf and place it under the tracing paper.
2. Using a colored pencil rub the leaf to make a print.
The Lil Divas were so intent during this craft.
Look at those faces of concentration - so cute!
We ended up with some lovely leaf rubbings.
I knew we had to do something with them.
I decided they had to be displayed so we opted to make
suncatchers for our windows.
Here's a peek at them with light shining through.
Have you crafted with leaves lately?
I'd love to hear what you did with them.
I am linking up to some of these fun linky parties.