After my last post on glitter fall leaves, I thought I’d keep with the theme and show another leaf project. This time it’s fall leaf painting. Also, this project is much easier and only requires a few things:
What you need:
You’ll need paper (and as you can see in the picture, regular construction paper can warp) so watercolor papers are best for this project.
You’ll also need a set of watercolors, acrylics, or tempera paints and brushes. It doesn’t matter the type of paints, really, so long as your child really enjoys them. You can spend as little as you like on this type or project. When working with younger kids, I like to use the simple watercolor palettes you can find at the Dollar Store or Target.
The how-to of this project is simple. Fall leaf painting means we need to cut out a leaf shape onto construction paper. From the leaf template your child can be inspired to paint as much as she likes. Let him paint away to his heart’s content.
You can see my daughter’s final product in the video.
My policy is- let go and let your kids be creative! Her rainbow inspired fall leaf is definitely not traditional, but it’s my girlie’s style, so it’s all good.