Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Make Beautiful Leaf Sewing Art with Kids

Are you looking for an easy fall craft that doesn't require colorful leaves?  I know this may seem like a strange question to you.  But we just don't get those beautiful red, yellow, and orange leaves over here in California!  And I miss them so much.

So for those of you who'd like to do a leaf project with the kids... today's leaf sewing art is for you!

Make Beautiful Leaf Sewing Art With kids! 

how to practice sewing with leaves- make beautiful yarn art designs!
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I made these with my preschooler the other day and we both had a blast.  It felt really nice working side-by-side with him on our different art projects.

Leaf Sewing Project with kids

Here are the materials that we used:

  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Leaves (Make sure you get waxy, thick ones.  I think ours came from a magnolia tree? They hold up much better when hole punched!)
  • Masking Tape
  • Hole Puncher (I LOVE this one.  We got it awhile back at Target and it's so easy to use.)
  • Stapler

Materials Needed to Make Leaf Sewing Yarn Art With Kids

This leaf sewing project is so easy to do.  Just hole punch a bunch of holes.   Then, cut out a long strand of yarn.  Tape one end of the yarn to the back of the leaf.  Then, wrap the other end with a bit of masking tape (to help with the stringing.)  Then, just sew away!

Here's one that my son did (and then I added the staples):

Leaf Weaving with Preschoolers

And here's one that I did:

Leaf Sewing yarn Art

Here's what the leaves look like on the back.  

(I simply taped down yarn strands once we were finished using them.)

Back of Leaf Sewing

Looking for more crafts?  Try Weaving With Kids!

If you liked this project, you might also like these weaving crafts too!

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