My kids are big nature collectors, so Fall is one of their favorite seasons for this reason alone. Unfortunately, leaves are one of those items that just don't keep very well. So, when I saw an idea in Family Fun magazine to make leaf impressions in clay, I knew they would love it!
We started off by collecting leaves in different sizes and shapes. The kids rolled out small portions of clay, and placed a leaf (right side up) onto the clay.
Using the rolling pin, the kids gentle pressed the leaf into the clay.
And, using the stem, gently pulled the leaf off the clay, leaving a really neat impression! My son especially loved this because they reminded him of fossils. This was a really easy, fun and inexpensive craft to do. Hope you'll give it a try!