I had so much fun making Halloween Garlands with the kids I decided to make garlands of Fall leaves too. Painted with watercolors I think they are rather pretty. Paint the paper and allow to dry before you fold and cut, or paint after they are cut out.
These are my hand drawn leaf shapes but it would be fun to use real leaves as inspiration. Cookie cutters or even a leaf stamp would work very nicely.
Fold paper into fourths, trace a leaf shape onto it and cut the leaves out taking care not to cut through the folded edges leaving a section intact. Paint, color or decorate anyway you would like. I connected mine together with a strip of tape. I used two sided tape to attach them to the doors.
Click here for a picture of the template I made.Save the image to your computer then print it at full page for a template if you like; turning and adjusting to make sure that the leaves go all the way to the edges of the paper folds on each side. It doesn't print at exactly the right size. When I learn how to make printable PDF's that print the correct template size, I'll add that link here as an update. Anyone out there that can advise me on that?
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