Today was a day of firsts. Not only is the start of fall, but Ayva and her kindergarten classmates went on their first elementary school field trip, too. The class appropriately went on a nature walk and collected leaves, sticks and rocks. Ayva wouldn’t tell me what they did with the leaves (“It’s a surprise, Mom!”), so as a consolation prize to me, she agreed to create a different craft for me.
This fall leaf collage is incredibly easy. I used kraft paper to cover the top of a gift box that I cut. Then Ayva used crayons and marker to draw an outdoor scene. She started by drawing the tree trunk as a focal point for the picture. There were butterflies, fireflies, flowers, and a rainbow. Talk about detail! After Ayva drew her scene, she glued leaves that we’d picked yesterday (note to self: next time, use the leaves the same day we pick them!) on the branches.
The result is an incredibly beautiful 3-dimensional collage. Happy Fall, y’all!