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Colorful Pasta-and-Leaf Leis

Give "aloha!" an autumnal twist: Embellish string necklaces with paper leaves (cut out a big pile with a craft punch) and colorful organic pasta.

leaf leis thanksgiving craft

Photography: Alpha Smoot

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2018

Introduction

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materials

  • Butcher paper

  • Leaf-shape paper punches (Pictured: Punch Bunch Mega Giant punches, in Maple Leaf and Oak Leaf, $24 each, amazon.com.)

  • Dried pasta shapes, in rainbow colors

  • Bakers' twine

  • Craft glue

steps

  1. Cut leaves out of butcher paper with punches. Show kids how to sandwich twine between two leaves with glue, and thread twine through pasta or secure it with knots to create necklaces.

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