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We have started a new unit in our homeschool Montessori preschool. We are learning about seasons! I introduced the concept of seasons today with this fun leaf painting activity. Step by step instructions are below!
What You’ll Need:
- Washable Paint- We like the Crayola Washable Paint.
- Sponge Paint Brushes
- Paper – we’ve been using this pack lately
- Brown Craft Paper for underneath
Step 1: Collect an assortment of fall leaves. Bonus points if you let your little one collect them on a nature walk!
Step 2: Use scotch tape to attach leaves to a piece of paper. I folded the tape over so it wouldn’t be part of the final painting.
Step 3: Place the paper and leaves on some newspaper or craft paper to protect your table- your child will paint to the edge of the page. We have this roll of brown craft paper and use it for EVERYTHING!
Step 4: Let the painting begin! I think sponge paint brushes work best for this activity since they are more forgiving. I showed D how to paint along the edges of the leaves.
Step 5: Remove the leaves when your child is done painting. We did this when the picture was still wet so the leaves wouldn’t dry into the paint and get stuck.
I LOVE how this turned out! D really enjoyed it! His favorite part was that I let him add red glitter paint to the project.
Let me know if you try this activity out in the comments! I love seeing pictures!