Date : May 18, 2020
Now that it’s autumn, you would have noticed the leaves on the trees have started to turn different shades of amber, red and brown. The changing of the leaves is the season sign that winter is about to come. The leaves will eventually fall off and scatter on the ground, perfect for little people to race through, kicking up colourful and crunchy leaves and throwing them in the air!
Any petals, leaves and gumnuts laying on the ground make the perfect craft materials for a flower face collage.
If you go for a walk around the block, or trek around your house to see what leaves have fallen to the ground, why not collect these to turn into a craft project?
All you need is a sense of adventure as you scavenge the ground to source your materials. Let your creativity lead as you create faces and collages of unusual shapes.
- Flower petals
- Gum nuts
- Sticky dots or sticky tape
- Picnic rug (optional) to sit outside and make your creations
First Scavenge your yard for leaves, flowers, petals and gumnuts . Create an area to sit and enjoy being creative.2. Use a large leaf or a large flower petal for the face.3. Use the sticky dots to stick gumnuts for eyes, small leaves for a mouth and nose, and ferns for hair. 4. Once you’ve made your face, create other faces. Why not look at the shape of the leaves to make emotions. Try and make a sad, happy or grumpy face.
Other Collage Ideas
Use a leaf as a platter and arrange smaller foliage pieces to create a platter of food.
Use a paper plate to create a face using leaves and flowers
Press any leaves and flowers and stick them on the outside of a blank notebook. Cover with clear contact. This can make a lovely gift idea.
Contributed By Crafty Bec
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.