INSPIRATIONS - leaves
Our most easily accessible natural material - there's a lot you can do with a leaf!
Useful items from our shop
- Leaf Print Set
- Cutters - Leaf shape set
- Discover Leaves & Seeds Set
- Leaves Trail - 1-5
- Corrugated Leaves Die Cuts
- Skeleton Leaves
- Skeleton leaves - Pack of 20
- Leaf Rake - Kids
- Chalkboard - Oak Leaf
- The Leaf Man - Lois Ehlert
Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- ideally collect leaves from the ground, but if picking leaves from a tree aim for minimal impact (seek permission when necessary )
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- see individual activities
What you'll need
- collected leaves
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A collection of our leaf activities:
A very popular woodland activity – collect autumn leaves to use back at base, or make amazing leaf mobiles.
A lovely activity for little ones to practice matching and naming colours.
This simple concept can be the inspiration for all sorts of creations, such as leafy lions manes.
A very simple early years activity to cheer up any window with gorgeous autumnal colours.
A simple-to-make leaf wand for ushering in the autumn fairies.
You could write messages too!
Combine leaves & cookie cutters for a fun and effective art project.
A natural way to create your own amazing leaf prints on cloth.
A natural way to create your own amazing leaf prints on discs.
Use bashed leaf prints to create Christmas tree decorations.
a few more ideas:
Sycamore leaf basket
Push the stalk through the leaf and create a mini basket.
Create spirals or geometric patterns, faces or whole scenes – use the different colours & shapes to your advantage.
Use our Discover Leaves & Seeds set - with designs burnt into wooden discs - to go on a trail and help with tree identification.
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.