There are lots of fun ways to use leaves in art.
Last weekend the kids and I grabbed some markers, crayons and paper and explored two of my favorite ways to do so!
The first is leaf stamping. Using a nice (the newer the better) marker, color the entire vein side of a leaf. TIP: do this on a scrap piece of paper so that if you go off the sides of the leaf you won’t ruin your artwork. Flip over the leaf and use it like a stamp on a piece of paper. You get the imprint of the leaf on the paper. So cool and a great way to add some color to a nature journal.
The other way is leaf rubbing. Simply place a leaf under a piece of paper and use the side of a crayon to lightly cover over the leaf. You’ll see the leaf appear before your eyes!
Simple and fun and most kids really enjoy both of these activities.
Leaf art is one of my favorite things about fall!