Maybe it's because my dream job is to run a preschool...without the teaching and dealing with toddler part.
Or maybe it's just withdrawals, as it's now holiday time and there's no store to decorate.
Whatever the case, 'tis the season.
It truly doesn't get much easier than this.
Gather up some fall leaf colored construction paper.
If you live in Texas you'll have to choose those colors from memory, as the trees here STILL HAVEN'T CHANGED.
We did a "leaf template" image search, picked out a shape we liked, then put the piece of paper directly over the laptop screen and traced the image to make the pattern. One must eliminate walking 30 feet to connect the printer - crafting will not tolerate such interruptions.
Trace that pattern piece a bunch o' times on your colored paper.
Stacking several sheets of paper on top of each other to cut all at once will make this go way faster. So will having a smaller family, thereby needing less leaves.
If you have some sort of electronic cutting device, here is where you can get all show off-y and make it go really quick.
Since everything up to this point was so simple, we had to add a bit of flair. I folded the leaves in half to give them a spine, and then curled the edges with scissors (sorta like you would curling ribbon) because I'm a foodie and like my leaves to have a little flavor.