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


  1. Ooh these little leaf people are BRILLIANT!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  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!

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

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

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

  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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