Leaf Printing & Painting
LEVEL: Pre-School and Primary School.
Here is a simple, quick and colourful school painting project. It brings nature indoors and takes your creativity outdoors. It is a great autumn-inspired paint activity. You can collect the leaves, but it is much more fun to get the kids outdoors collecting good printable leaves with you.
You will need:
: White Paper
: SuperTempera Paint – just a few colours. Autumn earth tones are ideal.
: A brush
: A roller – an old rolling pin is ideal – Plastic would be better.
: Leaves – try full leafs with strong veins for printing in a range of sizes.
: Apron and a cover sheet, newspapers or paper towels.
Let’s get started:
You will need:
Painting leafs with FAS Super Tempera
Leaves: before you start, make sure they are clean and free from bugs and dirt. Also, before you start, have some paper towels ready.
Turn the leaves on their back, so the veins are facing upwards. Paint the underside thinly with the brush. Making sure you get the stem and all the veins.
Carefully place the leaf onto the paper. Place a sheet of paper towel on top of the leaf. This will help protect the roller from getting covered in paint. Use the roller to press the leaf into the paper firmly.
Use paper towels to keep the roller clean. Carefully remove the paper towel and lift the leaf off the paper. Try repeating this process in different colours.
Allow for drying
- Try not to use too many colours.
- You can also cut out the prints and paste them together on one sheet of paper
- Be careful not to pour dirty paint using back into the paint bottles.
Share and enjoy & have fun.
Inspired by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life
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