Leaf People Picture
Sep 12th, 2010 by Craftylocks

This is a great seasonal craft for Autumn or Fall. You can create a person from the actual leaves, or to make it last longer, use leaf rubbings.

leaf-manI love the process of collecting the leaf rubbings. You need to find leaves that are not too dry or brittle to collect rubbings from. Lay the leaf or leaves on a flat surface and lay a piece of paper over it. Using a pencil or a crayon, color on top of the leaf and the texture from the leaf will create the picture on the paper.

Some leaves create a better image as they have more defined ridges on them – it is lots of fun to experiment to see which leaves create the best image.

Once you have lots of rubbings you can cut them out to create a picture. I like making a person as it is recognizable and easy to do, but each one will still turn out differently. You could even make a skirt out of leaves and dress the leaf person up.

The hunt to find items suitable for crayon rubbings makes this a very enjoyable art and craft activity for children. To see what else you can do with them have a look at our Crayon Rubbings Collage Picture.

I have some more Autumn or Fall paper crafts for children @ Autumn/Fall crafts for Children

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Mess Free Paper Crafts for Children
Sep 9th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Although making a mess is a very important part of great art and crafts for children, sometimes we just need some mess free activities!

Paper Plate Fish
These paper plate fish can be decorated with felt pens for a mess free creation.
Simple Paper Daisy
Simple to make from just some paper and a chenille stick.
Hand Shape Paper Frog
This cute guy is a snip to make!
Crepe Paper Tassels
Create a festive atmosphere with this simple paper craft.
Crayon Rubbing Pictures
One of the classic paper crafts for children – and low mess too!
Crepe Paper Butterflies
Simple and beautiful for such little effort.
Kirigami Paper Crown
This is very cool for little effort – Kirigami is a great mess free paper craft for children.
Paper Tree
A very useful paper craft for children to know.
Flower Pencil Topper
This is a handy craft to know if you want to make a gift.
Cup Case Flowers
I love cup cake cases with cup cakes in them, and as a bunch of flowers!
Paper Hand Lily
Make a special flower from a child’s own hand shape.
Paper Weaving
Although this paper craft involves lots of bits of paper, they all get tidied away into the weaving.
Hand Leaf Tree
This example is an Autumn or Fall tree and is a great paper craft activity for a group of children.
Origami Tutorials
Origami is a very mess free paper craft for children, there is not even any scrap paper.
Paper Garland
This paper craft is much loved by children and it can be created in many themes.
Tissue Paper Flowers
I love this paper craft, we have used it at a party for children with great success.
Pop up Card
This is a very good pop-up card technique for children to learn, it is simple and they can adapt it to many situations.
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