Leaf Painting

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Collect a variety of leaves for this nature art activity.

Materials

Leaves in a variety of shapes and sizes

Tempera paint or printing ink

Watercolors

Brushes

Old book pages

Black construction paper

Materials

Steps

1. Paint an old book page with watercolor; let dry.

Step 1

2. Select a leaf and paint one side with tempera paint.

Step 2

3. Flip the leaf over onto the painted book page. Lay a piece of paper on top and rub gently.

Step 3-1

Step 3-2

4. Remove the paper and peel up the leaf to reveal the print

Step 4

5. Glue your print to a piece of black construction paper.

Step 5-1

Step 5-2

We’d love to see your classroom creation! Make sure to tag your pics with #abekacrafts

*Adult supervision suggested for steps involving these materials

Comments for Leaf Painting

Jenn:
November 4, 2018

These are lovely!

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elizabeth adderley:
November 27, 2019

ii am excited to try this with preschoolers can it be done ?:

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Abeka Admin:
November 27, 2019

Yes, they would enjoy the craft! Although they would need supervision and assistance.

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