What you need:
Trace a leaf shape onto the cardboard.
You could even bring in a leaf from outside to use as a tracer!
Spread glue all over the leaf.
Have your kids add the beans any way they wish, to create a mosaic of textures!
If you use a cookie sheet underneath you'll be able to catch the runaway items and make it an easier cleanup.
A great Maple Leaf design by one of our momstown kids!