Wax Leaf Garland

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Decorate your house for Thanksgiving while keeping your kids busy with this fun activity & craft that is sure to keep their interest!

What You’ll Need:
*Leaves
*Paper
*Crayons
*Scissors
*Contact paper
*Ribbon, yarn, or twine
*Hole punch

Preparation:
*Head outside for a little walk and collect some leaves. Be sure to get various sizes and colors. You don’t want leaves that are too brittle and will break.

Activity:
*Lay the paper over the leaf and have your child make a leaf rubbing of each leaf with the crayons.
*Next cover the leaf rubbings with contact paper, front and back.
*Cut out the leaves, leaving about ¼ inch border.
*Using a hole punch, punch one hole on each side of your leaf cutout.
*Thread your ribbon through all the leaves to form your garland.
*Find a good spot to display the finished product and enjoy a little bit of the outdoors inside!

*Send us a picture of your kids and their garlands we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
• Use some extra leaves to create our Leaf Turkey craft.
• Using leaves and other natural items, create a Leaf Man -- also from MyActivityMaker.com

This activity can be found in the Holidays section of our site.