What better way to ring in the Fall season with a really fun art leaves activity!
This leaf painting activity was so easy to put together and lots of fun!
My LO had so much fun painting leaves with these faux leaf items.
There was one supply tool we used to DIY a handle and it was none other than a – clothespin!
How easy peasy and cool is that?
I love simple and creative ways to go about creating a Fall leaf with simple homemade items.
I’ll share below all that we used for this fall leaves painting and how you can try it out at home too!
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Pom Poms (optional)
A long white paper roll set out on a table
The containers we used to add the paint to (optional)
That is really all you will need for this easy painting leaf activity!
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How to do a leaf painting activity
There’s really not much to it and it is so easy to put together, yay! 🙂
I will show you how easy this is to put together:
Here are the steps we took for this painting leaves activity:
Lay out a paper roll onto a table.
Then, add tempera paint to a plate and set those on the table.
Attach a clothespin to each of the faux leaves.
Dip the faux leaf clothespin onto the paint in the plate and dab it onto the white paper roll!
You can even go as far as drawing a tree trunk beforehand and your LO can dab on leaves on the drawn out tree trunk!
How fun is that?
Different Techniques and Supplies for an Autumn Leaf Painting:
Piece of Paper
Lots of these supplies can be brought out onto a work surface to create beautiful leaf printing activities.
We love coming up with different colors using the kids paint to create a new colour.
A simple process to create bright colors is to mix primary colors (red, yellow, blue) with non primary colors such as white and black. 🙂
Fall art projects can be colorful with lots of different colours.
We do love the occasional autumn hues when painting with dry leaves or faux leaves.
I’ve found the best leaves to use in any simple leaf project is to use the ones you enjoy painting with.
We are all different and what works for you may not work for us.
Kids of all ages will love the many different ways to go about creating an entire leaf activity or project this Fall. 🙂
Toddlers painting with nature
Where we live there aren’t many Fall leaves outdoors, so the next best thing are faux leaves which are really neat!
But, if you do happen to live in a place that has fallen leaves, then those would also work really well as leaf paintings!
Painting of leaves can be brought forth in so many ways and can be so much fun. Here are some Autumn Painting Ideas:
Paintings of fall trees
Preschool leaf art: Leaf impression activity
Leaf scratch activity
Flower painting with leaves
Nature art for toddlers
Autumn leaf prints
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We love including our botanical art on a unique canvas to hang up later as a beautiful keepsake.
Some great options for creating a great project is to hang your beautiful pieces up as wall art.
If you are a daycare provider, this is a great way to get your crafty kid to see their masterpiece first thing in the morning when they come in for school.
What a beautiful way to get the littles excited for the day!
Fall painting crafts
Another fun way to create a fall painting with leaves is to use pom poms with a clothespin in place of a leaf.
Pom poms and cotton balls are also a really neat DIY tool for using for crafts such as leaves painting crafts or any fall painting ideas.
Different shapes are amazing educational alternatives to try out with Fall Leaves.
We also love including painted Fall Leaves within a sensory bin for sensory play!
This is a great way to play and feel the crunch of each of the leaves.
Remember, when painting leaves with much paints, you’ll find that littles are gaining the benefits of fine motor skills.
This allows them to learn pre-writing skills, hand eye coordination and more.
Another fun idea to try painting leaves is to paint with water.
If you place enough water into a plastic container (not too much) you can use a paint brush to paint the leaves with water.
This also allows for sensory play as the water is a wonderful tool used to stimulate the senses.
What other fun fall painting ideas can you think of or that maybe you have tried with your littles?
Have you tried paintings of fall trees before? How did it go?
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