Autumn is a bountiful harvest of color! Young and old alike adore the brilliant reds, yellows, oranges and browns as the leaves begin to change in their annual autumn dance. It is a great time to take your preschool child on a nature hike to gather up a bagful of this bounty, then press them for a variety of future art projects.
There are several methods for pressing leaves, but the phone-book method is the easiest and safest to do with a young child.
Set your phone book aside and wait… a few weeks at least. You can check your leaves to see how they are doing. They should be very dry and brittle. Then you can use them for all your autumn decorations and art projects. Here’s two examples:
#2 Window Art
Photos by: Grandma Musher