Cheery autumn leaf faces
A simple early years activity using autumnal leaves.
What you'll need
- collection of autumn leaves
- card/paper plates
- glue/double side tape
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Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- leave not trace
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- using natural materials
Cut out two circles of card about the size of a saucer… but you could go bigger if you’re feeling adventurous!
Add a circle of glue to the outside edge of one cardboard circle and stick your leaves onto the glue.
Add glue to one side of the second cardboard circle and stick it on top of the circle with the leaves attached.
You could add your stick at this point and tape it between the two circles but our glue was still wet!
Turn it over and draw a happy face (we couldn’t resist sticking on some neon card eyes too!) on the front of the cardboard circle.
Stick your stick or lollipop stick on the back of the circle (if you didn’t sandwich it between your circles earlier).
Take it further:
- make a stick body to attach to the head
- make a lion’s face and mane; what other animals or birds can you create?
- try using coloured card to make your autumn leaf faces extra colourful.
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.