Decorating autumn fall leaves: fun STEAM (or STEM + Art) idea: learning about nature and leaf biology.
Aren’t these autumn leaves wonderful!
We discovered a HUGE maple tree last autumn. The girls played in the sea of orange and brown leaves, and we collected a few to take home. Autumn leaves like this are such a treat for us – most of our native Australian trees are evergreen, so it’s only when we stumble across a non-native deciduous tree that we get to experience a little bit of what the US call ‘fall’.
These collected maple leaves have been sitting in our (always evolving) nature collection for the past few months, until Bumble Bee and I decided to get a little crafty.