Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Leaf Prints


Here is a basic but fun project to try with your little ones.  This is a great project for teaching about color, lines, shapes and textures.  And the results are so pretty and unique.
What you need:
  • leaves
  • paint
  • paint brushes or sponges
  • paper
  • art tray or cookie sheet
What you do.
  1. Collect different shape leaves
  2. Pour some paint on the art tray and smear it all around
  3. Paint your leaf or lay it in the paint.  Be sure to paint the entire leaf so it is completely covered.
  4. Place the leaf on clean paper and place another sheet over the top of the leaf.  Press firmly on the paper.
  5. Pull off the top paper and slowly pull off the leaf to reveal the leaf print
We created an assembel line with three trays.  The first tray had the paint, the second tray was for painting the leaf and the last tray was for making the leaf print.  This helped keep our paper clean.


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