Fall-Leaf Printing is a familiar project: take some leaves, cover them with paint and print the leaves on the paper. There is a way to make this project more interesting unique, however.
Multiple Styles of Fall-Leaf Printing
You need: watercolor paper or poster paper, paint brushes, different types of paint, rags to clean the brushes with, a cup of water, fall leaves, something to cover the table with.
The key is using multiple types of paint: tempera, watercolor, oil paints and pastels on thick paper, like watercolor paper or poster paper. Try giving the children only the primary colors, so they’d be forced to mix, and therefore, learn about the color combinations. Allow them to gather fall leaves, cover the different leaves with different types of paint (on one side each) and watch what happens. This simple project is a great way to learn about the different paints and what they do. Just make sure to cover the table first, as things might get dirty.