Leaves from Upcycled Milk Jugs
It’s fall leaf time!
We went on a long walk yesterday and Makenna picked up every colored leaf she could find (ok, that’s an exaggeration…only every other leaf) and proceeded to come home and dump them all over her bedroom floor.
Next it was time for, “what can we do with them mom….?”
So we did some leaf rubbings. Then we cut them out. Then we strung them on string.
They looked quite pretty, but Alexandra kept ripping them which led to much angst and whining on the part of the twins. We needed leaves durable enough to withstand a destructive two year old.
Enter the milk jug.
We took our cut leaves and traced some on the milk jug with permament marker. (The leaves can go around the corners of the milk jug because the plastic is bendable, so you can bend them flat once they’re cut out.)
Next we cut them out and drew the veins with colored permanent marker. (we chose green, burgundy and orange).
After that the kids colored them on both sides with colored pencils and crayons.
Then all that was left to do was string them using a needle and thread.
Now the twins each have a pretty fall leaf garland that their little sister can’t destroy.