We did a fall leaf art project after school yesterday. I've been trying to get back into having simple art projects set up for when Maia gets home. This one isn't on the cheat sheet of activities, but rather incorporates a few different art materials and techniques: tape art, printmaking, and collage.
First, we used colored masking tape to create our trees. What? You say trees don't have purple branches? Well, we were out of brown masking tape. Don't think we ever had any, in fact. So our trees are purple, green, and black. We agree with Willow -- trees can be any color.
Daphne really got into this project (I pre-cut the tape for her). Maia not so much. She was in a funk because a good friend of hers was supposed to come over for a playdate but couldn't after all.
After we each finished our trees, we walked around the yard collecting small leaves. And I got out the stamp pads.
Sage leaves make very satisfactory small leaf prints.
We also glued on some of our little pressed leaves.
Here's a detail of a finished tree with leaf prints and collaged leaves.
Daphne's tree had a lot of fingerprints, which I thought looked quite leaf-like as well.
How about you? Have you been doing any leaf art? Any fall crafting?