I love nature crafts! The kids have collections of things from the great outdoors, which we keep in our Entryway Nature Container. But, we decided to do something different with a few of the leaves they found during one of our Nature Scavenger Hunts (check that out for a free printable!). I had them pick out a few extra, looking for colors and shapes they liked.
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First I had them go through their hunt collection and pick out their favorites. We then laid out sheets of waxed paper, at least 13″ long off of the roll so there’s enough to wrap into circle, then divided in half so each sheet was about 13 x 6, and brushed a layer of Mod Podge on them. (I always keep plenty of the waxed paper on hand. It’s great for crafts, as a play-do mat, and a must when I make no-bake cookies and my creamy pan buckeyes!) They then put their leaves on top of the sheets and lightly pressed down. I helped them carefully put another light coat of the Mod Podge on top. Let dry.
Next, wrap around and tape edges together (tape from the inside so it will hold better and use a fairly strong tape). You can use something here to shape if you want. A Ball canister lid works well for size.
Set their beautiful new leaf lantern over these battery blinking tealights and enjoy their craftmanship!
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