❑ Leaves collected from outside
❑ Contact Paper
❑ Go on a scavenger hunt to collect leaves of all shapes and colors. Once materials are collected, lay them out on a work space with plenty of room to spread out.
❑ Determine how much contact paper you need by taking into account how you will use it (windows, place mats, etc.) before cutting it from the roll.
❑ Fold the contact paper in half and remove the backing to reveal the sticky side of only half the paper.
❑ Place the paper “sticky-side-up” on the table with the reserved portion secured out of the way and arrange the leaves on the sticky portion with the colorful side facing you.
❑ When you’re finished, remove the backing from the other half and fold it over to “sandwich” the leaves, carefully “sealing” the two pieces together to remove any bubbles.
❑ Ideas for Use: Add a slip of paper with names on it for placemats or place card holders for a fall or Thanksgiving dinner. Use a hole punch and a piece of string to hang your creation like a piece of stained glass from a window.