The idea is not new (I couldn’t find the original source but I know that many people will help me), but that didn’t stop us from making those beautiful leaf roses and add to our collection of fall activities. You have to choose leaves that are soft and pliable, not dry- we picked ours from the trees in the park.

Fold each leaf as shown on the photo above. Start winding carefully at one end.

After you wind the leaf into a roll, place the next leaf and roll it again, making sure it’s not too tight.

When you make a beautiful rose, tie it with a strong piece of string. Use several roses to make a pretty bouquet.

These are the roses made by Irina Stoyanova; they reminded us to post the instructions for this pretty autumn craft.

Autumn kids craft