the FUNdamentals of Art - LINES
Inspirational book: The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Project Station: LEAF Rubbing & Water Colors
Preschooler and up can create very detailed leaf drawing by creating a leaf rub.
Collect a variety of leafs and lay the "rib side" up. Place a sheet of paper over the top and using an oil pastes or color canyons rub over the top. The leaf image should appear. Next, add water color and markers.
Inspiration website: http://www.alyxia.org/2011/08/leaf-rubbing-and-watercolor-painting.html
Collage, Play Dough, Sensory Station : Line Sculptures
Create a King and Queen of fall with these fun leaf crowns. Simply create a headband with construction paper and adjust the size to the head with a stale or two. Collect fall colored leaves. Next, fold and staple the leaves around the headband to create a smooth edge. Finish with stapling a pipe cleaner with the child's initial.
Inspiration website: http://www.elsiemarley.com/leaf-crown.html
Painting WITHOUT Brushes Station: Fingerprint TreeI created this template and added a little Fall Poem about leaves. The kids press their thumb in a colored stamp pad and stamp it on the template to create an illusion of a fall tree. Don't forget to add leaves on the ground and blowing about. Optional - older kids can add animals or a self portrait playing in the leaves.
Orange, yellow and red
Hanging in a tree
Happy as can be
When the wind blows
It spins me around
Down to the ground