Friday, September 9, 2011

friday craft day: fun with leaves

We decided it was time to get into the fall spirit, even though the weather here feels nothing like fall....quite the opposite in fact. We went on a short walk down our road the other day in search of some interesting leaves and came home with quite a collection in all different shapes and colors.

We pulled out the crayons, peeled the paper off a few different fall colors, gathered some paper and got to work doing some leaf rubbings.

How to make a leaf rubbing:

Place a leaf vein side up between two peices of paper. With your crayon on its side gently rub over the top piece of paper where the leaf is located and watch your leaf rubbing appear.

Going on a walk together to search for leaves and creating some leaf rubbings is the perfect fall activity for any age! My kids range in age from twenty months to nine years and all of them loved this simple activity. I was actually surprised at how much I loved it too! It was so much fun! :)

We created a little display of our favorite leaf rubbings and I love how it adds just a touch of fall to our otherwise hot and humid island home.

Is it starting to feel like fall yet in your part of the world?

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Some more fun with leaves:

I'm linking up with these fabulous blogs:

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.


  1. I love your photos! Makes me inspired to go collect leaves!

  2. Wow! your leaves are gorgeous and inspiring! you are so creative - finding autumn on a tropical island!

  3. No fall here either :( but making the most of island life. Thanks for this, I have been wondering how to bring fall to us and this is a great idea!

  4. Sounds like a nice day! I remember doing that as a kid! It is a gorgeous day here today - sunshine and perfect temps. We've been in the eighties, going back up into the nineties this week. It usually doesn't really seem like fall here until the end of October. I did buy my first fall scented candle of the season, and it's getting me in the mood!

  5. Gorgeous leaves, beautiful photos and fun ideas!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great rest of the weekend.

  6. I love it! Claire and I just did some leaf rubbings yesterday. (20 pages of them I think!)

    We also made a Hungry Caterpillar craft using leaves we collected from our walk too!

  7. I love making crafts with leaves. Fall is my favorite time of years and I remember it being described as a second spring, where every leaf is a flower. Can't wait to start on these projects! Thanks!

  8. Hey girl! i'm featuring this post tomorrow on craftaholics anonymous!
    thanks for joining the Fall Frenzy party!
    happy crafting,

  9. Hello! I'm so happy to find your lovely blog through a link on the Make and Takes blog. My son came up with this fun idea for leaf-crafting:


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