I am a fall person. I love the colors of the season, the flavors and the crisp air. But as the season continues and those beautiful leaves now cover the yard and sidewalks, I begin to hear a lot of complaining from my husband about raking those leaves. So while he looks at the leaves as this painful task (and I am not arguing that it isn’t), I see lots of little art projects for my daughter and I to do.
After grabbing a bunch of leaves to bring in for crafts, we decided to make glitter wreaths. If it’s pink and sparkly, my daughter is all about it! I let her pick 4 different colors of glitter (despite my steering her to more fall colors, she had to throw a pink in there!) and grabbed a brush and the Elmers Glue.
First, she painted the leaves with the glue. The next step involves the glitter, so I would suggest you put paper, paper towel or a plate underneath the leaf. My daughter is surprisingly very neat for a toddler and even she got the glitter everywhere! After you’ve taken any glitter precautions, let your little one at it! My little one shook the pink glitter over the leaf and we set it aside to dry as she did the others. After allowing all the leaves to dry, we shook off the excess glitter.
Using a paper plate, I cut out the center to create the base of our wreath. We then glued the glitter leaves and some plain leaves to finish off the wreath. And you’re done! You can also add ribbon or even small pine cones to adorn the wreath. Be creative and have fun with it!
Now I’m sure my husband is wishing I had more use for the leaves so he can rake a little less!