It’s Fall and the leaves are starting to change beautiful colors where we live so today I’m sharing a fun and easy craft you’ll enjoy doing with the kids. I volunteered in my son’s class last week and they were making this leaf project using crayon and watercolors. They turned out super cute!
Here are the shapes you’ll need. Just print out the image found here on a heavy paper or cardstock and cut them out.
For this craft you’ll need:
* White paper
* Water color paint and brush
* Leaf shapes from above in a thick paper or cardstock
1. Place your first shape on the paper and with heavy short strokes color around the edges in crayon.
2. Place your second leaf and repeat the process in a different color making sure not to overlap the first leaf. Repeat the same process without overlapping the first or second leaf.
4. Using the same color as each leaf paint the inside of leaves with corresponding water colors.
5. Paint the background in a different shade than the leaves and let dry.
The crayon sort of creates a barrier for the paint so it’s really easy for kids to do on their own without help.
They LOVED doing this project. It’s so therapeutic to just sit, relax and get creative for a moment with the kiddos. I hope you can use this idea with your little ones either at home or even in class. This would be a great Fall party craft for school!