These were made with watercolor paintings and fall leaves by my 3-year-old daughter and I. My daughter loves to paint with watercolors so we decided to use some of her paintings along with the leaves we have been collecting to create these beautiful works of art.
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Watercolor and Fall Leaves Art
My daughter has been painting with watercolors as a part of her homeschooling so I have been looking for creative ways to use them. After reading Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert with her one day, we were inspired to create some leaf art like we found in the book.
We got out some of her paintings and some fall leaves we have been collecting on our daily walks and viola’–Watercolor and Fall leaves Art!
It was so easy and fun we can’t wait to make some more. My husband loves them so much he wants to frame and hang them.
- Single Color Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Paintings and/or Two Color Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Paintings [for supplies and a tutorial on how to make these click on the links. You can use construction paper if you prefer.]
- Fresh or Preserved Fall Leaves
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush(s)
How to Make Watercolor and Fall Leaves Art
Step 1 – Gather supplies
Need leaves? Go on a Nature Hunt. If you don’t have any watercolor paintings you can create some first using the tutorials above, or use construction paper instead. You can also use any other painting that would work.
Step 2 – Play with Leaves to Create Leaf Art
Once the leaves and the watercolor paintings were in our hands I was surprised at how easy it was to create art with them.
Step 3 – Mod Podge back of Leaves and Place on Paper
Once you’ve decided how you will place the leaves on the paper, glue them down. Use your foam brush to paint Mod Podge on the back of each leaf and then press them onto the paper.
Step 4 – Mod Podge Watercolor and Leaves Art
Once you are finished gluing all the leaves down the way you want them, apply Mod Podge on top of the entire picture.
Watercolor and fall leaves art is a fun and easy art activity for both kids and adults. All you need is a few simple supplies and the desire to get creative.
You may also like:
- Single Color Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
- Two Color Wet-on-Wet Watercolor
- Collect Press and Preserve Fall Leaves
- Fall Leaf Lacing
- Turkey Leaf Lanterns
- Make a Thankful Tree
- Invitation to Create Fall Leaves Art
- Go on a Nature Hunt
For more ideas follow my nature art Pinterest board.
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