This is one of my favorite fall art projects, and the reason I am sharing it is that I will be doing this with my classroom of 2 and 3-year-olds in the coming weeks. This fall leaf painting activity is super simple, and there really is no way to do anything wrong. Children interested in the process of making the painting symmetrical by folding it over will love how that works but children too young or simply not interested yet can still enjoy painting the leaf however they want. Also, for older children, the challenge of cutting the leaf out is a great exercise for their scissor skills as well as patience, of course, if that’s too much an adult can do the cutting. See why this flexible leaf painting is one of my favorite fall art projects?
How To Make The Craft
Gather your materials. You will need an outline of a leaf ( you can print this one out for free here), you need some paints, a paintbrush, scissors, and some water.
Start by folding the paper in half.
Explain to the children that this activity is kinda magical because you only have to paint one half of the leaf!
After the half is painted, fold over…
Open… pretty cool right?!
Let dry and cut out. Remember to let it dry all the way so cutting is easier, if the paper is wet it will rip easily.
Display all over your classroom!
I can’t wait to do this with my new class of students, be sure to check my Instagram account to see how it goes.
Books About Fall Leaves
Check out these great books about fall leaves.
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