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Monday, November 5, 2012

Making Leaf Prints

My little one and I took advantage of the crisp fall weather this week and set out for the park to collect leaves.  I've recently gotten a creative spark and decided the perfect way to start was with a fall leaf project.

We gathered all different shapes and sizes, and put them in our bucket to take home.  Gia loved this part and was a wonderful leaf collector!

When we got home, we got out our art supplies.  All you need to make great leaf prints is paper, crayons, and a collection of leaves.

First, lay the leaf (veiny side up) under the piece of paper.  Next, using the flat part of the crayon, rub it over the leaf.  Continue this with different leaves and colors until your paper is full.

If your little one is too young to get the hang of it, their own personal artwork will just add to the picture.  Gia colored what she wanted and I used contrasting colors for the leaf prints.

When we finished with our artwork, I found some extra frames that I had laying around and framed our art for fall.  I'm really happy with how it came out... and the best part was the experience of making it with my little one!  

Let me know what you think...

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