While you enjoy your time outdoors this fall, be sure to keep an eye out for fallen leaves on the ground. These leaves come in a variety of shapes and colors, and they are fun to search for and admire while on a walk. When you find some leaves that you like, collect them and note the intricate details that exist on every leaf. Be sure to collect fresh leaves, avoiding the ones that are dry and curling at the corners.
Once you get home, create a sealant by mixing basic glue and water together. Paint both sides of your leaves to ensure that they keep their shape and color. When your sealant mixture dries, place your leaves in between newspaper pages and two large books. Keep your leaves pressed for one to two weeks, checking on them every couple of days. Once you are satisfied with the appearance of your pressed leaves, remove them from the book press and enjoy! This is a fun activity for the whole family, and the leaves serve as great autumn decorations!