Making Leaf Prints

Today was such a beautiful fall day!  I love the color of the leaves — the oranges, the reds, the yellows.  So, when I saw the directions on making a leaf-print napkin, I thought that I would share them here because this could be a fun activity to do with your grandchildren.

For this activity, you are supposed to sew your own napkins.  If you are not ‘into’ sewing, buy your napkins instead.  Even better, make leaf prints on plain white paper napkins.  They are lots cheaper and, if little grandchildren are helping you, mistakes wouldn’t be a big deal.

The directions call for a brayer.  I’ve never heard of that tool before (which isn’t saying much since I’m not very crafty).  If you don’t have one, I bet you could simply use a rolling pin.  You might want to put some waxed paper over your leaves so that you don’t get paint on your rolling pin.  (Your Thanksgiving pies will thank you.)