Fall Leaves Many Ways ~ Fun Fall Leaf Art

Fun Fall Art ~ Fall leaves Many Ways

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We recently enjoyed an intense crafty session creating fall leaves using many different methods! I would have only attempted one of these per day when my children were younger, maybe even 1 per season!  Now that she is 6 and loves this {and is MUCH easier}, we tend to do more! Fall leaf art time was definitely FUN for us!

I gave her several options to create many different fall colored leaves and let her choose! We used her big blue MessMatz {we got on Zulily} and our colored plastic trays {from Oriental Trading}. I printed a variety of leaves from our Fall Leaves Coloring Pages, all on cardstock.

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Her first choice was glitter glue.  I got these at Target in the Dollar Spot last year, and pulled out the fall colors for her. My idea was for her to outline the leaves with the glitter glue, her idea was to use it more like paint and smear it around.

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Her next choice was my very favorite ~ shaving cream paint!

First, squirt some shaving cream on a tray, then drizzle paint on top as shown below.  Use a stick to swirl paint around gently.

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Lightly press your paper on top of the mixture and pat it. 

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Let the paper sit for about a minute and then use a squeegee to pull the shaving cream off to show the beautiful paint underneath!

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See our video peek inside of this project and how we did it, as well as the others in this post!

Fall Leaf Art

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Next up was marble painting!  First, I challenged her to try to do it on this tray, which she could totally do but didn’t want to focus so much!

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In the past we have used a cardboard box, but this time we used a clear plastic box and washed it afterward.  Be sure to tape the paper down before you do this.Then add drops of paint and put a marble in.  It’s a fun game trying to get the marble into the paint and onto the paper!

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She got the leaf so paint-y, I couldn’t even see the lines so I just cut out a leaf shape!

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She loved sponge painting! We have small cut up sponges that we use for water play and painting. 

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She hasn’t done tissue paper art like this in a very long time!  The last time I remember doing it was here! Make a mixture of water and white glue {basically water down the glue a bit}.  Use a paint brush to brush the glue onto the paper and then lay colored pieces of tissue paper on top.  Paint over again to seal any loose edges.

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Finally, Q-Tip Art!  She really enjoyed this a lot!

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Here’s a video peek at how we made the shaving cream and tissue painted leaves!

 

 

We let all of her pieces dry overnight, some were really damp so they took awhile!

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We laminated them since we decided to make calendar cards with them!

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I used a dry erase marker to write on the leaves, so if she decides to use them for something else next year, we can!

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Home Art Studio ~ Impressionistic Painting

We have been using Home Art Studio for a long time now.  You can see all of the projects I have blogged about here! Home Art Studio sent us curriculum to review years ago and has been a blog sponsor ever since.  We love working with them and sharing Home Art Studio with you!

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I truly love the program, I just have a very difficult time fitting art into our daily routine. This past year has been especially hard with all of our life changes.

Recently I got our DVDs back out and let Ladybug choose a project from the 1st grade DVD.  She chose Impressionistic Painting.

First, we watched the DVD lesson together, which she loved.

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She drew about 5 scenes in pencil before choosing the one she liked and wanted to paint.  I stayed out of it completely and let her interpret the lesson as she wanted.

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She LOVED the end result and honestly the entire process was a joy with her.  I stressed myself out in the past by doing a project with all three of my kids at once.  This was so much more fun.  It seems my personality is better doing art one kid at a time!

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Home Art Studio Information

Home Art Studio is an award winning DVD/ROM based art education program, taught by Lindsey Volin,  designed for homeschooling families. Every fun art project teaches students experience, but who want to ensure that their children receive a well-rounded arts education.

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Starry Night Art Project

We have been using Home Art Studio for a long time now.  You can see all of the projects I have blogged about here!

It took me awhile to get in the art-groove this school year as we went through some transitions. My kids were excited to get back to work! We recently used the 3rd grade DVD for a project that I included all 3 kids in on! That’s one of the things I love about this program, I can easily pick a project I think all three of my kids can do.  If I want them to work individually I can do that too, totally flexible!

I knew it would be messy, but I decided to give Starry Night a try with all three {K, 3rd, 7th}.

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I learned early on to gather the supplies ahead of time.  I am not an art-lover so I must be prepared to save my sanity. The printable lessons really help so I know what we need even before we watch the DVD lesson together.

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After we watched the DVD lesson all together, we went to the table to work.  I must be honest and let you know that I pre-prepared the shaving cream base for each child.  My sanity couldn’t handle them all ding this at once.

I did drizzle their paint but they did all of the stirring and mixing.

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We were all VERY impressed with the beauty before we even got to the paper part of the project!

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Making the marbleized paper for the background was messy, for sure but the result was beautiful!

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Ladybug drew her own city skyline and I cut it out for her.  She insisted that “Starry Night” needed star stickers. I think she’s right.

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The boys drew and cut their own city skylines and glued them on.  All kids were very pleased with the results!

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Draw, Write Now Book 8 Printables

I am finally done with all 8 sets of Draw, Write, Now printables!

Draw, Write, Now Book 8 Printables

Book 8 features Animals of the World, Part 2 ~ Savannas, Grasslands, Mountains & Deserts. If you aren’t familiar with Draw, Write, Now, you can see the post I wrote when we gave a set away and learn more about them!

You may remember me sharing Book 1, and the printables to go along.  These printables are exactly the same, two different options.  One for tracing, one for copying.  Both have the same drawing space.

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Click here to download this set and sets for books 1-7 also.

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Thanks to Barker Creek Publishing for their permission to share these with my readers!



A Super Fun Drawing Game

Pick and Draw

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Years ago we reviewed Pick and Draw.  We loved it then, but honestly it got buried in our game closet and hasn’t come out much.  That all changed when I brought it to the camper with us one weekend recently and introduced it to Ladybug for the first time.  Instant LOVE, it was perfect for her!

I have shared the game several times on Instagram, and had people ask about it, which prompted this post.  Here’s the posts that have been shared recently, you can click on the images to see them on Instagram.

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I can’t even count how many rounds we played the first time I showed her the game. I had to make her stop!

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You can read how to play the game here on the website, it’s really simple and non competitive.  It is creative and fun. how_sidebar

 

You get a face, nose, eyes, mouth, and hair and draw each part one at a time to develop a really funny character when you are done!

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Here’s a few of my oldest son’s drawings…

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Once it was a hit at the camper, it became a regular hit at home.

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We even brought it to the beach with us and introduced it to the cousins!  It was a big hit there too, bringing them all together in a fun but simple way.

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Thanks to Rich, who developed Pick and Draw, for sending this game to us years ago!

You can buy your own Pick and Draw game here!