If your children are anything like mine, you will end up with various collections of Autumn leaves, conkers and other goodies over the next few weeks. A couple of weeks ago we went for a long walk and of course came home with various bits and bobs including a pile of leaves and with them made pom pom printed autumn leaves.
Printing leaves is a pretty traditional autumn craft and one we have been doing since Seb was a toddler. Usually we just dip the leaves or use paintbrushes but I decided to use some craft pompoms to paint our leaves this time. It's always fun to paint with something different and the novelty certainly got the boys interested.
They covered the leaves with the autumn coloured paint I had put out and printed them on a large roll of paper I had laid out on the kitchen floor. They loved making patterns on the leaves using the various coloured paints and seeing them transfer onto the paper. Our leaf prints weren't perfect but they were a lot of fun.
Once we had finished printing with our leaves I got out some leaf templates that I had printed out from Twinkl and the boys filled those with pompom prints too. I absolutely love how these turned out, so effective!
Once all of our paintings had dried I cut out the leaf templates and some leaf shapes from our prints and used some coloured twine to make some new autumn bunting for the playroom. Children just love to see their creations on display.