the League of Leaf People


I was super excited to do this project as our first with some of the kids in our new neighborhood.  Including us, there are now 8 kids, under 9 years old, living in adjacent houses.  This opportunity of having playmates so close is brand new to us … and we love it!

And, making the leaf people was a huge it!  The neighborhood is filled with large Hickory, Maple, & Oak trees … so the kids were able to gather the supplies from the backyard.  I had each of them collect one leaf, sticks, acorns, and hickory nuts.  We brought them inside and I used my glue gun to apply the natural elements to the toilet paper roll body … fall family fun!


This is where I got this idea … leaf-people-finger-puppets

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.
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  1. Jane

    I love this project! Thanks for sharing. David is super into doing “projects” and this looks so cool. I will start collecting toilet paper rolls. :-)

  2. Hey … just come over after school and we’ll make some together!!!

  3. These came out adorable! We tried to glue leaves on the toilet paper rolls but only used school glue and they wouldn’t stick. Very cute!
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  4. Love this project! I always like when a craft can be used for play. My girls would have a ball with this. Thanks for linking up to the Discover & Explore forest theme this week!
    Shaunna @ Fantastic Fun and Learning recently posted…11 Fun Farm Small WorldsMy Profile

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