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  DESCRIPTION     With crayon, paper and a real leaf make a leaf impression  
  DETAILS     This is a delightfully simple project. Half the fun is collecting the material. Take a trip into nature and find all the different leaves you can. The variety is astounding for young and old eyes alike. Early fall is a great time to do this as you can watch what happens to the plant/tree from which you gathered your leaves as the season progresses. Do it's leaves turn color, fall or stay green? For gardening grandparents this is a great way to introduce the names of plants and the glories of gardening. When you've collected your leaves, find a flat surface and lay your leaves flat on top of it.  Work on them one at a time. Cover the leaf  with a piece of white paper (computer paper is perfect) and with a dark crayon begin to color the paper covering the leaf. Magic happens, there is the leaf reproduced with all its veins and shape. All those leaves out there, had you ever stopped to think of their structure? What are all those veins for? Time for a little botany lesson. Do you want to do something beyond a picture? Make placecards, bookmarks, or a leaf book with the pictures and the names of the plants/trees from which they came.  
  AGE RANGE     3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15                
  GENDER     All  
  SEASONAL     No  
  MATERIALS NEEDED     Leaves, crayons and white paper.  
  SKILLS NEEDED     None  
  TIME TO PREPARE (Minutes)     30  
  TIME TO MAKE (minutes)     30  
  MY RATING (1-10)     10  
  ALL RATINGS (1-10)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10                      
  NAME     Suzy Smith  






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