Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Family Fun: Leaf Cards

Fall is here, and with it lots of family fun! Here's an easy and inexpensive activity you can do with your kids.

You'll need:

some fallen autumn leaves
white or colored paper
an old newspaper
poster paint and brushes
pencils, crayons or pens

Cover a workspace on counter or tabletop with the newspaper.  Now take a piece of paper and fold it in half to make a card shape.

Take one of the leaves and put it on the newspaper, vein side up. Paint the leaf with poser pait.You can use one color for the entire leaf, or make different areas different colors.

Place the leaf vein side down on the paper and rub gently. You can repeat with other leaves if there is room on the paper. Let the paint dry.

Now write a happy message on the front of the card and inside, and voila! You and your kids have leaf cards to send to friends or family.

Feel free to share your family fun ideas here.

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