I love the colours of Autumn and wanted to make something with the girls to start them thinking about the season. In school I have always used hand prints to make leaf shapes and then used them in a variety of different crafts throughout the year – varying the colour depending on the season. They look particular good in Autumnal colours and I would often use them to decorate my classroom at the start of the school year.
We used craft foam to make our leaves. You could use real leaves of course or card painted in the right colours. We also used a paper plate for the base.
First we drew around the girls’ hands.
One of the good things about this croft is that it is brilliant scissor practice. Cutting out the hands is really great practice.
The twins are only just three and not able to cut around shapes yet but they enjoyed practicing their cutting skills using coloured paper and making lines.
After that it is a very easy step to stick the leaves onto the paper plate with a hole in the middle.
They can then be hung up on the door. I think they would look great with a photo in the middle.
They looked really pretty decorating a candle. You would not be able to light the candle though as the foam is flammable.
For more Autumn crafts check out the hangout with Red Ted Art
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