How to make an Autum Leaf Mobile - The Magic Onions

How to make an Autum Leaf Mobile

It’s so exciting! Autumn is here… the days are cooling down, the acorns are falling from the oak trees and all of the leaves are starting to change into their brilliant yellow, orange and red gowns. The colors of Autumn are so rich and warm, it’s hard to believe that they lead us into the starkness that is winter.

So, we collect these colors. And we store them for when the colors of nature become pale and bleak. We grab our buckets and baskets and set out into the neighborhood to forage.

We collect nature supplies that we know will not be available in winter. We collect pretty flowers and colorful leaves and press them in our flower press, knowing that we will be using them for many fun activities in the months to come.

To usher in the Fall, we decided to use our first batch of ‘pressings’ to make a fun leaf mobile.

We needed;

  • pressed autumn leaves
  • googly eyes
  • thread
  • glue
  • a stick
  • a hole punch

We began by adding two little globs of glue to our pressed leaves.

Then, we carefully stuck goodly eyes onto each leaf.

Suddenly, our pressed leaves became our sweet ‘friends’!

We punched little mouths on some of the leaves too.

Then, we punched tiny holes in the ‘heads’ of our leaves and threaded the hanging thread.

We tied the threads onto a stick.

And then hung our leaf mobile from the overhead beam in the living room. The little leaves flutter sweetly in the morning breeze.

The children are delighted with their creation. Cuter leaves you will struggle to find and they make us all smile!

Happy Autumn crafting,
Blessings and magic,
Donni

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Donni

Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. that looks like so much fun- we did a similar project but we called it a Nature Mobile

    http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2011/07/nature-mobile.html

    Love the googly eyes

  2. too cute!! love it with the googly eyes!! your little guy is not so little any more!
    happy fall
    lisa

  3. oooh, that’s good fun! I’m going to try this out

  4. Aww, they are so cute! We also started a nature mobile, but we are still waiting for our leaves to finish pressing before we can add them.

  5. I love your googley eyed mobile! How sweet! You are giving me more and more ideas of what to do with my baby once he/she is old enough :) I am jealous about the acorns because for some reason I have always loved acorns but I have never seen one in person! I lived in Omaha for a year (other than that I have only lived on islands) and didn’t get to see any them either!

  6. Adorable! Pinning!

  7. Those leaves are so adorable. We will have to do this in the next few weeks. I like the little mouth too!

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