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LEAF RUBBING ART


Introducing the simplest, prettiest process art activity for the fall season!

I MEAN IT!

Take a look at these beautiful colours and textures…





WHAT YOU NEED:

  • watercolour paper

  • white paper

  • leaves

  • oil pastels

  • watercolour paint

  • paint brushes

  • scissors

  • glue

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Place your leaves (face down!) under a piece of white paper.

  2. Hold each leaf in place while you rub an oil pastel over top of it, lengthwise.

  3. Cut out each leaf rubbing.

  4. Glue your leaf rubbings onto a piece of watercolour paper.

  5. Brush watercolour paint over your paper as you like!

ACTIVITY EXTENSIONS:

  • These would be the perfect gift for Thanksgiving! Frame your artwork and give it to a friend or loved one

  • Identify which type of tree each of your leaves comes from!

  • Organize your leaves in order from smallest to largest or group them by type!

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • Were certain leaves easier to work with than others?

  • How did you choose which colours to use?

  • How did you choose which leaves to use?

  • Which leaf is your favourite?

  • How many leaves are on your artwork?

  • Do you know which trees your leaves came from?

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • following family guidelines during nature walk to collect leaves

  • holding leaf in place under their paper

  • applying the right amount of pressure while rubbing leaf with pastel

  • safe use of scissors

  • using an appropriate amount of glue

  • painting with care

We’ve received so many compliments on these pieces of artwork and I think we’ll be hanging them on the gallery wall long after fall comes to an end!


Happy connecting!


XOXO,

Lindsay

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