My children recently started collecting leaves on the walk home from school. One of their teachers had shown them how to do leaf rubbing.
Leaf rubbing is so simple, even for a small child. If they can hold a crayon, they can do leaf rubbing.
I was so impressed with my boys' art work that I decided to turn their leaf rubbings into cards and gift tags.
We're going to use the gift tags on their thank you teacher gifts.
To make gift tags you will need:
A paper slicer
Double sided tape or glue
A hole punch
How to make gift tags:
Place your leaves on a flat surface.
Carefully place a sheet of white paper on top.
Hold it steady with one hand and rub over the leaves, through the paper, with the flat edge of a crayon.
Cut out your leaves, either freehand with scissors, or in rectangles with the paper slicer. This works well with several small leaves together.
Mount your cut out leaves on card with tape or glue.
Either cut out your mounted leaves (with a border) freehand or using the paper slicer.
Punch a hole in one corner, ready to thread with ribbon or string to make a gift tag, or stick to a pre-folded blank card.
We have made a pile of large gift tags to use as thank you teacher cards. Any leftover can be used to decorate birthday presents.