We made wool leaf collages and I am really happy with the result!
I was actually surprised at how accurately my almost 3 year old was able to place the gluey wool in the right spot. Miss Emma did this one all on her own, which makes this a perfect activity for any child from the age of 2 upwards. I am quite convinced that if I enjoyed doing this anyone would!
It involved a little preparation cutting up the bits and pieces of wool and submerging them in the wall paper glue, but from then on it was down to business!!
- Scraps of Autumn Leaf colored wool
- Wall paper glue (or runny glue that dries transparent)
- Wax paper (baking parchment)
Cut out a wax paper leaf in the shape of the leaf you want (there are tons of pictures on the internet)
Add a cup or so of glue into a bowl and submerge your wool completely. I used separate bowls for different colors, but you could also stick it into one big bowl. You need to use enough glue so that all your wool is covered. It helps to squish it around a bit with your fingers – that’s the fun part!
If you do not have colored wool you can also add paint to glue and use white wool – like I did with the yellow here!
Then one piece at a time cover your wax paper leaf with the wool – you can apply it onto the paper however you like. The only thing you need to make sure of is that there are no big gaps – all the wool needs to touch another piece – to give it some support!
Store it safety to dry, ours took two days before the wool was crispy!
Carefully peel the wax paper off the back of your collage, add string or wool to the top and there you go, the perfect leaf decoration!
Ours is hanging in our entrance hall!