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GLITTERY OAK LEAVES


The Art Stadium Family has expanded and we are excited to share that we have a new puppy named Oakley! He’s a BORADOR (half border collie, half labrador) and we’re absolutely smitten (and bitten, because he chews literally everything!)

Ever since we got our sweet pup, we can’t help but adore oak leaves. Every leaf is a reminder of him and we gathered a bunch from the lake the other day to make them even MORE magnificent!





WHAT YOU NEED:

  • leaves

  • white glue

  • paint brush

  • washi tape or painter’s tape

  • glitter

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Add tape to your leaves. Keep in mind the pattern you wish to create (e.g. vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, diagonal stripes, triangles, etc.)

  2. Use a paint brush to “paint” white glue onto the parts of the leaves that remain exposed.

  3. Sprinkle glitter on top of the glued areas.

  4. Shake off extra glitter.

  5. Carefully remove the tape from the leaf. We did this immediately so that it wouldn’t get unintentionally glued onto the leaf!

  6. Ta-da! Your leaf has been glittered!

ACTIVITY EXTENSION:

  • Turn your glittery leaves into a garland. Display your garland as fall decor or put it up for Thanksgiving with family!

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • How are these leaves similar to other leaves? How are they different?

  • What makes painter’s tape/washi tape so special? What do you think would happen if we used scotch tape or duct tape?

  • What’s your favourite colour of glitter?

  • Do you think a certain type of glitter works best for this activity?

  • How can we display our leaves once we are finished?

  • Which of your friends would enjoy this activity?

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • Peeling tape and placing it on the leaf.

  • Spreading white glue evenly with a paintbrush – and in the “just right!” amount

  • Sprinkling glitter with care

  • Removing tape carefully

  • Assisting with clean-up (dust busting probably required!)

We aren’t quite sure if we will turn these into a garland or create a centrepiece with flameless candles. What do you think we should do?!

Happy connecting, dear friends!


XOXO,

Lindsay

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