Fall Leaf Lacing: turn a few textured wall paper samples into a fun, fine-motor, fall activity for kids!I’m sharing a simple idea with you today. This is easy to make, but the kids will love it. A Leaf lacing Activity!
Many of you already know how much I love my wallpaper samples. For those of you who are new around here, I’ll fill you in. I asked at a couple of local paint and paper shops and they were happy to give me several expired wallpaper sample books. For FREE! They throw them in the garbage when they’re done with them, so get on in to your local shop and ask if you can take some off their hands! Wall paper samples are perfect for all kinds of projects and activities and the fact that you can get them for free is a whole lot better for the budget than buying pricey scrap-booking paper.
To make these leaf lacing cards, I traced 3 different leaf shapes on to some fall coloured samples, cut them out and glued them to some sturdy cardboard. A cereal box would be the right weight of cardboard for this. Use a paper punch to make holes all around the edges of the cut-outs, and provide some shoe-laces (or wool or string) for lacing!
That’s it, that’s all! The hooligans loved them. When one little guy was finished, he had the bright idea to turn his into a kite, so they all joined in and ran around the yard, trying to get their leaf-kites to fly in the breeze. 🙂
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.