How To Make A Fall Leaf Craft Necklace
It's hard to believe that autumn is already here, meaning that before long, we will be raking up colorful leaves. While many adults may not love raking leaves, it is a very fun time for children since this is the time of year where they can jump into leaf piles, and start collecting leaves to make their own colorful fall themed crafts. For parents, this can be a fun time as well since it means you can sit down as a family to make adorable crafts with everyday craft supplies, often ones that you can find in your own home!
Fall Leaf Craft Necklace: What is it
One of the cutest projects you can do with small and older children is making your own lead jewelry. This simple and cute project is not only easy to make for smaller children, but fun for parents. With the right preparations, you can even preserve the necklace to make it last for some time. Best of all, this craft can be done by multiple children at once, making it a perfect craft for autumn parties or even Halloween parties! All you need is some simple supplies and you are ready to make cute little necklaces!
Fall Leaf Craft Necklace: Supplies
Like many children's craft projects, this craft project doesn't require a lot of expensive ingredients. If you aren't planning on preserving the leaves, however, you can save money by not purchasing wax or glycerin. While you obviously don't have to do these steps, we highly recommend it since it means that the necklace can be worn throughout the fall, or stored away by parents as a special childhood memory.
- Colorful Leaves
- Liquid Glycerin
- Flat Pan
- Surfactant (sold at hardware or garden stores)
- Large Craft Needle
- Upholstery Thread
- Disposable Bowls
Fall Leaf Craft Necklace: Directions
- Make sure to do steps 2 through 5 two to six days before you plan on doing this craft!
- 1. First, find colorful, smaller sized leaves. Find leaves that are a variety of different shades, including reds and oranges. If you cannot find smaller leaves, cut a larger leaf into fun shapes.
- 2. Mix the glycerin and water together in a disposable pan or bowl. The combination needs to be one part glycerin, two parts water.
- 3. Place 3 to 4 drops of surfactant in the glycerin mixture.
- 4. Place the leaves in the glycerin mixture where they are submerged but with the stems sticking out. They will need to stay submerged for 2 to 6 days. The longer they stay, the better.
- 5. Remove leaves from the mixture and dry with a paper towel. Leaves should be soft and pliable.
- 6. Give children the leaves they will need to make an appropriately sized necklace. This can be anywhere from 8 to 15 leaves, depending on how full children want their necklaces.
- 7. Have children with a need and thread start putting together their leaf necklace. Between each leaf, make sure to put a good size knot in the thread.
Tie a knot at the end of the necklace and wear!