Creative Crafts for Creative Kids

Thanksgiving Leaf Place Cards

Posted on: November 17, 2009

Bring some of the outdoors to your table this Thanksgiving with these easy leaf place cards.  They are made with a simple crayon rubbing technique that brings out the beauty of the natural leaves.

Things you will need:

  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • A pen or marker
  • Crayons
  • Leaves

Step 1: Begin by arranging your leaves underneath a single sheet of white paper.   Do not overlap your leaves because you will be cutting them out later.

Step 2: Take a crayon and begin rubbing over the leaves.  Be sure to rub over the entire leaf to get its beautiful pattern.

Step 3: Once you have rubbed the design of all the leaves, carefully cut each one out.

Step 4: Using your pen or marker, write the name of each guest on a separate leaf.

Congratulations!  You have made beautiful leaf place cards.  These leaves make the perfect addition to any holiday table.  Did you do this project?  Did you do it differently?  Please feel free to share your comments and pictures in the comments section.


3 Responses to "Thanksgiving Leaf Place Cards"

I love this ideal it’s simple and easy to do! But what kind of leaves fresh ones that just come off the trees or the crunching ones that have been on the ground awhile??

Debb, you can use either type though I recommend fresh leaves if possible because there is a lesser chance of the leaves crumbling in little fingers. 🙂 Happy crafting!

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