This is a great idea for children ages 5 and up. My 10 year old daughter (stepdaughter) started this and when we go somewhere we always get leaves for her.


  • 1 Book
  • 1 Pen or pencil
  • Lots Lots of leaves
  • 5 Long sheets of baking paper to trace
  • 3 Lots of glue and sticky tape


  1. Collect leaves from everywhere you go.
  2. Trace and draw your leaves.
  3. Stick or glue (or both) in your book.
  4. Write a bit about the leaves and where you got them from.

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My name is Rebecca and I am a mum of 6 they range from 21 down to 10. I love cooking and enjoy cooking with my girls sometimes when my boys like cooking ( they used to anyway). Iam lactose in tolerant and gluten intolerant as well as diabetic so recipes are hard to find that aren't so powdery and taste bland, currently I am studying certificate 2 in Retail Services then I am going on to do certificate 3 in Business.

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  • another great art project for me to try, using tracing paper will give me a simple creation to try. My under water abstract art as isaid need more photo taking experience for a better start


  • What a great idea. My daughter loves collecting different leaves


  • Depending on the age of the child if you find leaves that have a lot of grooves in them you could paint them it craft paint of some type and press them onto the paper. the lines where the veins to the stems protude in the pattern.


  • It is fun and we love doing this with our daughter I’m glad I put this up for people to see and do it with their children and it is something from generation to generation to enjoy


  • Lovely! I used to do something similar when I was a child myself. Almost 40 years ago! It was really a lot of fun!!

    • I love the eternal creativity that spans the generations.


  • Thanks for sharing your leaf project – looks interesting and educational. Could continue with painting pictures of leaves, lots of options and possibilities to continue with learning and creativity.


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