This week we have finally got round to doing some leaf art, which was something on my Autumn Bucket List to do, yay another tick 🙂
So the thoight afound this idea was to have some simple fun painting leaves and getting creative with my two boys.
- Firstly make sure you going a supply of leaves which are just about everywhere at the moment!
- Paint ( I have said this before but Crayola are brilliant at washing out paint really easy and we all know the pain of how much messy our little darlings get).
- Plates/bowls to put paint in
- Masking tape
Right so firstly most importanbtly, PREPARATION is so important. Get all your equipment together prior the task in hand.
What I did was place paper on the table and stick it down with some masking tape. Next I then placed the leave on top to make it secure and not have any nightmare disasters. Make sure you also put a bit of tape on top of the leave.
Then get the paint, paint the leaves. I also got the boys to use fingers to dip on to the leaves as an alternative shape and style. I know I am risk taker with tots, but what the hell I get a bit carried away at times 😉
Then put them out of the way from the kids and give it about a day to dry. Then you can freely put them wherever you want. I glued them to paper then I framed them in a A3 picture frame ( purchased from Wilkinsons if interested). This is a great way to personalise your child’s work in the home, the kids feel proud of their contribution and it is lovely autumn theme which is an added bonus.
Cheers for reading X