I grabbed a cardboard box from our recycling bin to use as the base for the owl. It was just the size a wanted for the base and had sections of it that were yellow and white. We could use those later for the beak and the eyes.
JDaniel helped me glue the leaves on to the cardboard owl outline. At first we tried to hold the leaves in place and found that they kept trying to curl up or lift up. The solution to that was to stand on the leaves until the were almost dry. ( I guess we could have put a book on them or something else heavy.)
The leaves in the our fall leaf craft owl will curl up and may get a little brittle over time. We didn’t put a coating of water and glue on top of them. It will be fun to see of the craft evolves. If we don’t like how it turns out, we can always make a second owl and add a coat of water and glue to that one.
What are your favorite ways to play with leaves?