Laminated Leaves & Light

As autumn appears I love watching the colours of the leaves turn. Minnie has collected soooo many leaves these last few days & is keen to keep them all! So with the help of our trusty laminator we had a go at preserving some of these colourful autumn treasures.

Minnie arranged the leaves between a laminating sheet (with a little guidance at the beginning) & when she had finished setting them out she gently posted the sheet through the laminator.

They came out amazingly well, & the laminator survived without a scratch too! Phew! ;-)

 It’s great to see her becoming so independent & confident with items like this.

To take a closer look at the leaves we stuck them to a window. As the sun shone, the colours & details of each leaf became more prominent, & with the addition of a magnifying glass Minnie was able to study the structure of the leaves & the patterns created on some by insects.

I think the sheets look pretty neat as window decorations too!

Laminating the leaves is a great way to preserve them & they will last for months providing they are airtight. We laminated some last year & they are still in perfect condition! Ideal for discovering colours, patterns, seasons, lifecycles, food, insects, light & so much more.

For more ideas, you might like to check out our Ten Ways to Use Laminated Leaves


  1. wow! laminating leaves! would have never thought of it myself. huge thanks for the idea!

  2. What a great idea - I would never have thought of that

  3. I love the idea of laminating the leaves, don't know why it never occurred to me to do that. I've just done a post about leaves and I linked to your fab ideas.