This activity involves more than just sitting at the art table—In order to create leaf prints, kids have to find them first! Send them out in the backyard or go on a nature walk to collect leaves, then make some beautiful prints to display during this season.
What You’ll Need:
Step 1 – Find some leaves
Head outside to collect some fall leaves.
*Tips for Parents: Make a list of the types of leaves kids can find: small, big, pointy, round, crunchy, soft, etc.
Step 2 – Paint the leaves
*Tips for Parents: Don’t rush this step. Some kids really focus on painting the leaf. Suggest using different colors together on one leaf.
Step 3 – Print the leaves
*Tips for parents: You can print the leaves one at a time or all at once. Cover the leaf (or leaves) with parchment paper and help your child press every part of the leaf down onto the paper. Remove the paper and leaves to reveal the masterpiece.
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