If you’re blessed to live in an area where you have trees that change with the autumn season, there are lots of fun projects to involve the kids in!

Preserving leaves: there are several methods, including the relatively simple preservation in wax paper, to the more tedious preservation method of submerging them in glycerin.  The results are beautiful, and the leaves would make a great Autumn/Thanksgiving table decoration.  Scatter your leaf collection over the table and buy a cheap, clear plastic tablecloth to cover the table and leaves with.

Leaf Placemats: this is another easy way to decorate your table for the season. Cut out two sheets of clear contact paper in the size you’d like your placemats to be. Scatter leaves you’ve collected on one sheet and place the second sheet on top to seal in the leaves.