M made a fun fall leaf for a craft project today. To prepare, I spent some time last night cutting leaf shapes out of red, orange, yellow and brown construction paper. Today, we cut a circle out of the middle of a paper plate and painted the plate yellow, in case M left blank spots in her gluing.
Next, I gave M the glue and piles of leaves, and she glued them down in the order of her choice. I tried to encourage her to have some overhang both inside and outside, but mainly let her put them wherever she chose.
When it was dry we added a cord and hung it on the pantry door.
This was a simple project, but a fun way for M to start off our week studying leaves and acorns.