A hint of fall in the air calls us outside with some paints and paper. The kids search for the biggest leaves they can find that are not too crispy, and then they dab and mix until they concoct a combination of colors they are happy with.
It's best to paint it on thick, so it stays wet while you're finishing. Once the colors are applied, press leaves down on heavy paper. I punched two holes in the top of each one and strung them on some burlap twine to bring a little fall inside with a bunting for the schoolroom.