Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

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Kids craft ideas. Hello again! I'm back and ready to offer these glorious craft ideas — Iris Folding from fall leaves. In dry weather gather various leaves: they can be of any colors and sizes. Don't be carried away gathering bright wine red leaves — after being dried, they lose pigment very much and become brown. Yellow and green leaves keep the color best of all.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

The gathered leaves should be dried up folding in two. You can dry putting the folded leaf between the two sheets of thin white paper, pressing it with an iron of a middle temperature. For drying the leaf completely and keeping, it's better to put it between the newspapers under a small press. You can use the leaves immediately, if it's necessary.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

Sort the leaves according to the colors and dry the enough quantity of leaves of each color.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

Take a maple leaf of a middle size and outline it on the chosen base. Cut out a hole.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

Make a square Iris-template. The size of the square depends on the size of the leaf and the base. Here, the size of the square is 14 x 14 cm and a step — 2 cm.

Making a template for Iris-Folding technique.
The Iris-template for a maple leaf on the base of a square.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

Turn over the base and attach the template with fasteners. Firstly, glue the «leg» of the leaf with the pieces of brown leaves. It's easier to glue the leaves onto the pieces of scotch. Begin attaching the leaves on the lines of the Iris-template.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

All the time move in one direction (here — against the hour hand) and keep to the precise color interchange. You can cut off the too protruding parts of the leaves.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

Glue the whole sheet with the leaves according to the template. Now you can take off the fasteners.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

And you've got such a lovely spiral from fall leaves. Do you like it?

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

The scraps of the leaves were mixed so picturesquely, that we decided to try gluing them into a frame.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves

Now you should trim the frame on the edges and from above attach our Iris-leaf.

Craft ideas. Iris Folding from fall leaves
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