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Leaf Animal Place Cards

Use backyard leaves to make place cards for the kids' table — or have your young dinner guests create their own.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2015


  • Clear tape
  • Detail scissors
  • Silver paint pen (Pictured: Premier single fine-tip-point pen, by Prismacolor, in Metallic Silver Fine, $3.50,


  1. Download and print our forest animal templates.
  2. Place each template on a leaf, secure it with tape, and use detail scissors to cut out the animal.
  3. If you're using brittle leaves, reinforce them with layers of tape on the backs before cutting.
  4. Write names on the place cards with a paint pen.

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