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Leaf Easter Egg Craft

Leaf Easter Egg Craft Forest School Ideas

I spent a bit of time in he garden this afternoon. I cut back a few bushes and continued preparing the garden for Spring. I was walking over to the 'garden waste' bin with a hand full of long branches full of leaves when BAM - a craft idea came to mind. I stripped the leaves from the stems and popped them inside the house for craft time when my oldest arrived home from school. 

Leaf Easter Egg Craft Forest School Ideas

I cut the leaves into egg shapes and sources some craft materials that have made it into an 'odds and sods' container. There are bits of everything in there! Sequins, gems, beads, tissue paper, buttons, googly eyes - perfect. I popped out some paints, glue and a few different implements. 

Leaf Easter Egg Craft Forest School Ideas

Took me all of 5 min to set up and an opportunity for some one on one craft time was ready for my girls return. 

We sat together talking all about the days we had had. Together we decorated the leaves using a range of materials. We had a great time sorting though all the bits and bobs and grabbing the materials we wanted to create our designs.

Lets see the Leaf Egg Craft in Action: 

Leaf Easter Egg Craft Forest School Ideas

I love how they came together! We are currently debating whether to turn them into an Easter garland using pastel coloured wool or hang them on our Easter Tree as decorations. 

Leaf Easter Egg Craft Forest School Ideas

You could do this activity as part of a collaboration with a class and bring all the leaves together to decorate your classrooms/forest school settings. Items unsuitable to remain outside such as buttons and gems - can be removed and added back to the craft stash and leaves disposed of afterwards. 

We love using Nature in our projects and created Christmas Trees using a similar technique.
When drawing on leaves I highly recommend using Liquid Chalk Pens or Posca Pens if you have them. 

We also made some Nature Portraits:

There are so many possibilities. What Nature Crafts have you enjoyed lately? 

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