It has been a sunny morning today, so I asked my kids to go on a leaf hunt in the backyard. They came back with leaves of different shapes, sizes and color. We then, decided to add some creative and innovative twist to our leaf collection. I doodled some animal and bug pictures on a piece of paper and asked them to replicate them using leaves. They instantly jumped on the idea and their creativity led them to creating some adorable animal craft using leafs.
To make these beautiful leaf animal craft, you would need
- Leafs of different color, size and shape
- Flowers to add more creativity
- Googly Eyes
- A heavy book to press the leaves which are not flat.
- White Paper
How to make Leaf Animal Craft
Rinse the leaves in the sink and let them dry on a paper towel.
Doodle some bugs, birds and animals on a piece of paper to get an idea on how to layout the leaves.
Use your imagination, and lay out the leaves on a piece of paper to match your art. Move the leafs around or place them on top of each other to see if they look like the animal you are imagining. Use grass or twigs to make antennas of the bugs and butterfly. Some leaves can be used to make feathers, claws or beaks. Let your imagination soar.
If the leaves are not laying flat straight, you can press them under the heavy book for a while or use a double sided tape to stay in the shape you want.
Here is a fish,
Once you have created your animal, add more details using some ferns or leaves to make it more realistic.
and how about this cute lion from a flower,
how can boys not make a bug ?
A hungry frog catching a fly,
Trying to figure out how the fly looks on the frog’s tongue 🙂
Make a cute little owl
Beautiful pattern on leafs add up to the beauty of this butterfly,
Praying Mantis without a wing, my boys liked making him without the wings
And the little creature who eats all our fruits from our garden every year, a squirrel.
Let us know if you try a leaf animal art, we would love to see your creations.
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In the meantime, check out some of our other crafts.
- DIY Spirograph Toy
- Leaf Animal Craft
- Paper Circuits – DIY Light Up Greeting Card
- Spinning Ghost copter
- Wall Crawling Spiderman
Happy Crafting !