We taped some of the leaves that we collected on our walk, to toilet paper rolls and then painted them. The final result was odd...but the kids loved this project! They taped all by themselves and painted.
Remember, most (not all, but most) of our projects are the "project vs product" approach. Meaning...your children are learning during the 'doing' of the project. And, you can tell I am not the one doing the project. The end product might not be so cute and fantastic to our eyes...but the children love them and are very proud of what they have been working on. When they say don't you love it???....you can say, "wow, you used many different kinds of leaves, can you tell me more about them?"
After all our tree's were together, we had a forest!