Leaf Man is a fantastic book by Lois Ehlert where the leaves transform into people, birds, fish, vegetables, trees, and more. It’s a great book for the Fall but works year round because trees are everywhere!
Lots of different leaves in varying colors
Sheet of white paper
Pictures of animals (if you wish)
First, gather leaves. Gather a variety in different colors. We try to pick leaves that have already fallen to the ground. Next, decide what type of animal you want to make and begin assembling the leaves on a white sheet of paper. This may take some experimentation. Try not to alter the shapes of the leaves – work with what you have. Creating leaf illustrations is like assembling a puzzle. Disassemble the puzzle and start again! Here are some examples. This is a mouse by Eliana.
This is a peacock created by moi!
This next one was a mother-daughter effort. Can you guess what it is?
Use your imagination to create something whimsical, something wonderful!
Until next time…