Leaf Sewing!

What you will need:

Leaves, hole punch, child’ plastic needles and yarn.

This one of my favorite fall activities!  There are two ways to do this!

Hole Punched Leaves

 Using a hole punch – make holes around the edge of the leaf.
Or let the children make the holes.  Magnolia leaves are very strong!
Let the children lace the leaf!
Needle and Yarn Leaves
 Thread a child’s plastic needle with yarn. Push needle through leaf.
 Go around the edge of the leaf.
 Leaves that have been sewn.
So beautiful!

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  1. Andi says:

    Oh, I love this! Such a clever idea.
    I wish we had fall(dead)leaves. It was 90 degrees this week!

    • Oh no! If you want – I would ship you magnolia leaves! I have tons. Honestly! Just email me your address!!!

  2. Beadboard says:

    Oh! Thanks for the tip on the magnolia leaves, Sally! We are working on T for trees next week. We can walk down to a magnolia tree, “harvest” leaves & then return to school to stitch! You’re the best!!!!!!!

    • Yay! How perfect! I adore that the children are going to be able to harvest their own leaves! AMAZING!

  3. A great fall activity! Thanks for the pictures. Renee

  4. Mary Lirette says:

    What a great activity for fine motor skills! Thank you! 🙂

    Mrs. Lirette’s Learning Detectives

    • Yay! I love working with nature as it really captures children’s hearts! Thank you for dropping a note!

  5. Laura Harkins says:

    I wish I had access to those wonderful magnolia leaves! Wow- very cool!


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