Thursday, 20 September 2012

Leaf people


This was an after dinner craft.... a rare thing in our household. Craft before bed generally ends badly but this did not. I had a large pile of magnolia leaves left over from a flower bouquet. The kids caught me bundling them into a container ready for bath time. I thought they would make excellent lily pads in the bath. The girls wanted to make leaf people with them instead.

Magnolia leaves are lovely – glossy green on one side and dusty brown on the other. I gave the kids a permanent marker each and they quickly figured out that the markers would only work on the brown side. Cakey drew very happy faces and Boo made lots of marks.

I pulled out our stack of plain coloured circle stickers to create faces on the glossy green side of the leaves. Cakey got very busy and made a stack of leaf people – some happy and some sad. Boo over-handles stickers and they lose their stickiness by the time she gets them into position. I gave her a tub of glue and she happily glued her stickers to the leaves.

The kids wanted their leaf people to 'hold hands'. I helped staple them together to create lovely leaf families.


For another way to use plain shape stickers have a look at our sticker monsters.

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Linked to Cheerios and Lattes, It's Playtime, The Kids Co-op and Kids Get Crafty

8 comments:

  1. Ooh these little leaf people are BRILLIANT!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  2. Oh, these are just so cute Ali!!! My girls have just started using stickers too and this would be a great one to try! Beautifulidea to staple them together too!

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    1. Thanks Jode, those plain coloured stickers are so versatile

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  3. What a great activity! I love that they wanted the leaf people to hold hands - super sweet!

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    1. I thought it was cute too, I am glad stapling them together satisfied them.

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  4. love this idea fun and easy! Sharing on fb and pinning as one of my finds from the kids co-op this week. Jaime@FSPDT

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    1. Thanks for sharing, I appreciate that :)

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