Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Painting Autumn Leaves
While tidying up my blog files, I found this picture of a painted leaf which Little Lotti made at preschool last year. It's a super easy idea, easily made 'more artistic' by restricting the paint palette that you serve up; the Autumnal colors of red, orange, yellow and brown are a great place to start.
Big leaves work best, and of course there's no harm trying the painting trick in Spring on big green leaves... although there's something almost immoral about painting a leaf that was alive, versus picking a dead one off the ground and tricking it up.
Painting leaves, rocks, bark and other found objects from nature is a great activity for little people, and there's no reason you can't use it as a craft party project.
Enjoy the last moments of your own season, and get ready for the next one!