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DIY idea for kids – creative leaf garland

DIY idea for kids – creative leaf garland
30 minEasy

Tracing out leaves is fascinating for all children. As if by magic, the structure of the leaf becomes visible on the paper. The combination of a discovery tour in the forest when collecting the leaves and then crafting together is particularly beautiful. A perfect way to combine valuable time in nature and creative time together. The leaves can then be used to create a tree or a beautiful garland for the children’s room.


An article by Jessica

Leaf garland ▪ DIY for KIDS | STAEDTLER

Step-by-step tutorial

Collect leaves together outdoors in nature. Discover different tree species and try to name them.

With the help of the rub-through technique, the leaf structure becomes visible on the paper. Place the leaf under a sheet of thin, white paper (printer paper is ideal for this) and gently colour over it with a Noris junior coloured pencil.

Cut out the colourful leaves. Smaller children may need mum or dad's help.

Make two holes in each leaf on the top edge, so that a tape can then be threaded through.

Whether on the window, over the bed or on a mirror – look for a nice spot for your new DIY leaf garland together.

Material overview

What you need

Additionally required:

Scissors, Thin paper, Yarn, Leaves collected outside

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