Our first accomplishment from our Fall Fun list:
We started by gathering leaves on our daily dog walk. I'm embarrassed to say this but I can only identify a few of the leaves we collected. I know for sure we got pine needles, a Japanese maple leaf, an ivy sprig and an oak leaf, the others have me scratching my head(?)
We started by painting with the pine needles. Here are Kinsey's observations:
It's like hard, I don't like the way it bends. A paint brush is softer than the leaves. I'm rubbing the paint with the leaves. Mom! When you mix the blue with yellow, you make green!
Our next craft with leaves was leaf rubbings. Remember doing those as a kid? Totally took me back to Kindergarten. I glued our found leaves to a giant piece of art paper and had it dry overnight. The next day I covered the leaves with paper and used two pieces of washi tape so the paper wouldn't move during the transfer.
Our last leaf craft was hand print leaves. Kinsey loved having her hands painted and probably could have kept going for longer. She chose the colors of the paint, I painted it on with the brush and then we stamped her hand onto the paper. After it dried we went back to add the veining and stems.
I thought it would be fun to display all this leaf art as a "quilt" so we cut down the paper to similar sizes and glued them down to the giant art paper. I added the gold washi tape around the sides for a border.
I'm not sure who had more fun, me or Kinsey. But that's the best kind of art projects, if you ask me :)
And if you need more Leaf Art inspiration, check out Courtney's Teaching Together Blog Hop post! She is one crafty mama!
Linking up with Beth.