This is how we made them:
- All students need: a glue stick, scissors, chalk, paper towels, a piece of white paper and a piece of black paper of equal size, string, white crayon
- Have students use multiple colors of chalk to color both sides of their white pieces of paper. I encouraged students to only use colors we'd naturally see on leaves (red, brown, orange, yellow, green, etc).
- Student should draw the shape of a leaf on their black piece of paper with a white crayon. (I had them use a pencil first in case they didn't like how the leaf turned out and wanted to try again.) Using scissors, they cut out around their leaf, taking care to only have two pieces when they're done: the leaf itself and the rest of the paper all in one piece.
- Use a paper towel to wipe off excess chalk on both sides and glue the leaf on one side and the negative space on the other. Hole punch and tie string so that it can be hung from the ceiling.
If you try it out, I'd love to see pictures! :)