Painting with leaves
Age: toddler, child
Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun
Explore your garden as well as your child’s creative streak, with this painting with leaves craft activity.
CAUTION: Adult supervision is always recommended when creating these crafts.
I had the paint and paper, but no stamps yet, so I went around the yard and grabbed some leaves off the shrubs and used the paint brushes to put paint on them. Once I showed my son once how it was done, he was more than happy to fill the rest of the page by himself :) As they say, kids don’t need fancy things…they are happy with the simple things. - Patricia Duke, West Hoxton, NSW.
You will need
- Assorted sized leaves from the garden
- Coloured paints
- Large sheets of paper
- Collect the leaves from the garden – you can get the kids to help! Try and collect a variety of shapes and sizes.
- Cover your painting surface with newspaper to protect floors/furniture
- Lay out large sheets of white paper
- Fill each bowl or tray with a different coloured paint, the bowls need to be large enough to lay a leaf flat on top of the surface
- Dip the leaves directly in the paint, or paint with paint brushes
- Experiment with different colour combinations
- Press each leaf face down onto the paper
- Hang paper out to dry