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Leaves, Trees, and Water Temperature

An Imagination Station Activity from KinderArt

Age: All ages
Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Type of Activity: Art

Materials:

  • Fallen leaves
  • Paints and brushes
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Pencils
  • Scrapbook (optional)

What to do:
Looking for an enjoyable way for you and your kinderartists to spend an autumn afternoon? Instead of raking those leaves, why not pick a few up and create some magnificent works of art together. Simply gather fallen leaves, paints and brushes, crayons, markers (whatever you have is fine), some paper, glue, pencils, and maybe even a scrapbook, too.

Ready, set, go and gather your leaves and art supplies. You and your kids can make leaf prints by painting one side of a leaf (vein side up) and then pressing it onto paper. Or, you can create leaf stencil art by laying a leaf down on a piece of paper and painting over the edge of it onto the paper to create an outline. Fun, isn't it? You can even try your hand at natural textures by placing paper over top of a leaf and rubbing nice and hard with a crayon. Finally, if you and your family have a few hours to spend on a cool autumn night, why not create a wonderful work of art just ready for framing by first pressing a leaf between two heavy books and then painting it with the colors and designs of your choice. Go ahead and create autumn memories by making leaf art. Your scrapbook is waiting.

Nature fact:
Did you know that trees along lakes, rivers, and streams actually reduce water temperature and help to prevent soil erosion? Not only that, the roots of trees along the water's edge provide hiding places for fish. Now you know!

© Andrea Mulder-Slater | KinderArt | http://www.kinderart.com
Illustrations © Andrea Mulder-Slater

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