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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