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Celebrate nature with a bookmark! Collect fallen leaves to create a unique way to mark a page.
Have students collect at least six small, fallen leaves of the same type from their neighborhood or school yard. Identify its species. Find how that type of tree reproduces. Students report their findings to the class and show the leaves they collected.
Here's how to make a bookmark with the leaves. With Crayola® Scissors, cut a piece of cardboard, recycled file folder, or posterboard into a bookmark. Be creative and make an unusual shape, perhaps a tree or one with wavy edges.
Cover the art area with recycled newspaper. Swirl two colors of Crayola Tempera Paint with a paintbrush while applying it to the bookmark. Dry.
Brush the underside of a leaf with gold Crayola Premier Tempera. Press the painted side down on the bookmark to make an imprint. Carefully lift it off. Repeat to form a pattern. Dry.
Place Crayola School Glue on the back of one leaf. Attach it to the top of your bookmark. Dry.
Punch a hole in the top of your bookmark. Tie a ribbon through the hole. Time to read!