Looking through my leaf souvenirs, I was struck with a new idea to use some of my brass leaves for our autumn leaves activity. These brass leaves had interesting details and worked well as nice molds for our leaves.
Supplies: Plastic or metallic leaves with embossed / engraved details, Peach or white air dry clay and acrylic paints in various colours.
We used a rolling pin to flatten the clay to a 3mm thick almost oval shaped sheets to fit the leaf. The clay
sheet was placed on the mold and pressed gently. The extra clay on the edges was removed carefully and then the leaf as well. Now the details were on the underside of the clay leaf shape. While the clay was still wet we gently pushed in the center and edges to create the wavy leaf effect.
We made a lovely mirror replica of our brass leaf! Here is the underside of our clay leaf as shown below.
As soon as the leaves dried up, children painted them in colours and patterns of their choice.
I love the idea of highlighting the tiny red or yellow leaves!
Enjoy making them and share your autumn leaf ideas with us!
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