#30DaysWild – Making leaf monsters

I’ve had a poorly little Jessica at home today so instead of getting out and about for our wild activities, we’ve focused on an indoor activity. During our day out at Legoland yesterday, Sophie collected some large leaves. These have been perfect for today’s activity – making leaf monsters.

 

Jessica's leaf monster with one leaf for the face, one leaf for the hair and a body drawn on with felt tip

 

This is a lovely simple activity which the girls were able to do by themselves with very little help from me. I simply put the craft equipment out and then watched the girls getting creative.

 

Jessica drawing some detail on to her leaf monster picture

 

You will need:

  • Paper or cardboard
  • Leaves
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Felt tip pens (optional)
  • Twigs, flowers and other natural items (optional)

 

1) Glue a leaf on to a piece of paper or cardboard

 

2) Add some googly eyes

 

3) Add detail using felt tip pens or stick on twigs, flowers etc. to make arms, legs and hair.

 

Sophie adding a little detail to her leaf monster picture with a felt tip pen

 

You could also paint the leaves before adding the googly eyes or use a mixture of different types of leaf.

 

Sophie's leaf monster with dandelion arms

 

It was interesting to see the different approaches from my girls. Sophie preferred to add detail with other leaves or flowers. Jessica chose to draw the body, arms and legs on her leaf monster and add other detail to the scene. They were both very pleased with their finished pictures though.

 

Jessica's finished picture with extra detail added with felt tip pen

 

This year we’re taking part in #30DaysWild – a challenge from the Wildlife Trusts to get outside each day in June, do something wild and connect with nature.

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