A bunch of artful cardboard leaves could come in handy right about now, don't you think? Use them for garlands, or glue them to some bare branches, give them to little ones to stick onto paper, or fill a jar with them for a future project. This is a perfect little project to do with toddlers, kids of all ages, or even to try yourself as part experiment/ part craft project!
It's as simple as this:
On corrugated cardboard pieces, or an entire box opened up, have fun sponging, dripping, stenciling or even finger painting with all that leftover paint you'd love to use up. Try some techniques that you might not normally, after all no one will actually see the entire creation. Pastel colors look especially gorgeous on the brown cardboard.
Set aside to dry, and then using nice sharp scissors, cut your decorated cardboard into little leaves. My leaves are all the same, as they are actually the result of a project I did for some Tu B'Shevat centerpieces, but you can of course cut your leaves into a bunch of sizes.