It’s time to grab your fall colored paints and create a fun autumn leaf painting with the kids. This simple, amazing and fun craft activity can help keep children busy and occupied during fall. Leaf painting can bring the outdoors inside and this easy leaf painting craft will allow kids to experiment with colors as they have fun and enjoy this season.
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TIPS to start Easy leaf painting with your kids
This activity can help your child learn about nature. Before starting the activity you can teach children about trees and different parts of trees, read a book related to it or ask a few mind boggling riddles like this:
Who am i?
Trees have many in summer
But in winter they might have none
And there’s a certain phrase that says
You can turn over a new one.
Leaf painting is such a great process art activity, it gives your kids a chance to explore different textures, colors, and patterns.
It even develops early creative designs and construction skills
Art and paintingallows kids to escape in their own world of imagination, creativity and think OUT OF THE BOX!
fUN FACTS ABOUT LEAFS
- Leaves produce food for plants, which in turn ultimately nourishes and sustains animals.
- Some leaves are used as salad, seasoning and for flavoring food.
- After water tea is the most widely consumed drinks in the world (tea is a aromatic beverage prepared by poring hot water over tea leaves)
- The oldest leaves of all plant belong to Welwitschia in the dessert of Namibia and Angola its estimated life span is 1500 years
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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR Leaf Art Painting
The list of supplies required for leaf art painting is too short and everything is easily available at our home.
- Plastic leaf rings
- Paint (fall colors – red, yellow, orange, green or brown)
- Construction Paper or a blank canvas
- Paper plate
So…. get set to unleash your creativity and explore this fantastic activity of easy leaf painting craft for your kids.
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step by step process of lEAFS painting WITH KIDS
1st step – make your working area ready with your canvas and colors
For this kids art project we painted directly on paper, however this is a simple canvas art project and would look great on paper or canvas.
2 step- dip a plastic leaf ring into the paint
Apply a generous amount of color on your leaf ring by dipping it in paint
step 3- press the leaf down onto the paper
Then just press the leaf on the paper and…. leaf print has been made! You have created leaf painting.
step 4- repeat the leaf print MULTIPLE time
Repeat this step several times, using different leaves and different colors of paint to make your leaf painting more beautiful.
Press the leaves down desired amount of times.
step 5- set aside to dry
Let your leaf painting have rest for sometime till the colors dry completely and its DONE
*Tip: You may want to have an extra piece of paper to dab the leaf down once to get some excess paint off before stamping it onto the paper.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.
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