An autumn table mat was needed, for the spillages that little hands make, when spooning soup into their hungry mouths.  Soup is our autumn and winter lunch time snack.  We are using up the vegetable harvest from our garden. ♠

How to make an autumn leaf table mat.

You will need:

.  gold and silver metallic pens

.  selection of large and small pressed autumn leaves (I pressed mine for 3 days)

.  a laminator and an a4 pouch  (or larger if you wish.)


Protect your workspace with a cloth as pens are permanent, make sure you are in a well ventilated area and young children are not left alone with the pens.

Let your child decorate the leaves, then put them in the laminator pouch and seal.