If you’re headed outside for a nature walk, why not bring home some leaves and have a little fun with them, create your own fall leaf butterfly craft. While you’re outside, collect leaves of different colors along with grass, you could even grab flowers and other colorful plants as well. Be sure to grab leaves of different sizes.
My daughter loves bringing home rocks from the beach and we’ve been pretty good about being able to find fossils in some of them. She knows her big brother loves fossils so she gives them all to him.
Fall Leaf Butterflies Materials
AmazonBasics 92 Bright Multipurpose Copy Paper – 8.5 x 11 Inches, 3 Ream Case (1,500 Sheets)Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Washable, 7.625 Ounces, 1 CountWestcott 8Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Stardust White
- Head outside and find various sizes, colors and shapes of fallen leaves.
- Grab some stems and pine needles.
- Lay the pieces out on white paper and form your butterflies. Use stems as the body and pine needles for antennae
- Glue pieces into place.
- Allow time to dry.
The craft can be mounted in a photo frame and given as a gift. My daughter loves creating things so I know she can’t wait to find more leaves again. I can’t wait until the leaves turn those gorgeous red and orange colors, this would be a great project for that time.