>During the past two weeks I have been using a process I got from that great
>Iowa teacher, Cliff C. from Davenport.
>Collect those falling leaves--not the dry cracking ones, the soft pliable
>ones. (I collected while many were still green. I even collected some
>juniper.) Glue each leaf to a piece of mat board scrap or cardboard, using
>spray cement. Lay the leaf, smooth side up on a newspaper.
>Spray the rough side and immediately flip over onto the board, and press
>The glue dries almost instantly and the leaves can be used immediately.
>Believe it or not: we have used these with dozens of kids for many days. I
>do ask them not to pick at the leaf or stem. Only a few of the 50 leaves I
>mounted on mat board have bit the dust. They don't curl up! Cliff says he
>keeps them for years.
>They work better for rubbing texture for kindergarteners than just a leaf
>hiding under their paper. I tell them to lay their paper on top of the
>then use an old crayon with no paper and rub with the side of the crayon
>over the whole mat board. Some got the impression of the board, some
> /| \ Red ship full of paint
> / | \ collides with blue ship.
> / | \ Blue ship full of paint
> /___|____\ ...Sailors marooned!
> '''''''''''--"Gotta Have Art!"
>Art and Technology Teacher
>North Winneshiek School
>Decorah, IA 52101