It’s day TWENTY of 31 Days of Halloween and today I want to talk about taking the colorful leaves of fall and making Easy DIY Leaf Art for Kids and Adults. If you missed day one’s post, click here.
Fall means different things to different people, sweater season, hot cocoa, pumpkin spice, hot apple cider, and cuddling. For me it’s about the cooler weather, relief from this Texas heat. OK yes, yes, cuddling too! But for real, I love watching as the leaves are changing colors between beautiful shades of green, yellow, red, orange, and brown. Autumn is not only a time to enjoy the break in weather before the C O L D sets in but is simply one of the most beautiful seasons of the year.What does Fall mean to you? LOOK What I did With a Leaf #31daysofhalloween Click To Tweet
LEAF ART for KIDS
Haven’t you heard paper punches aren’t just for paper anymore. Using paper punches on leaves is a brilliant idea, no scissors or paint just a few miscellaneous paper punches and a pile of beautiful fall leaves is all you need. Your kids can make so many things from these little punch outs; confetti, collages, and Mod Podge crafts.
Below is a simple painted leaf project, and made by a toddler no doubt. Yes you read that correct, little Skyler painted this beautiful Leaf Art. Worried about your toddler making a mess? Check out these suggested items; Melissa & Doug Spill Proof Paint Cups and the Crayola Art Smock.
You might find it quite fascinating how many leaves you could find that resemble something else say for example … animals. Check out this book on Amazon “Look What I Did with a Leaf“. It gives careful directions on how to choose leaves for shape and color, how to arrange them in an animal form, and how to preserve the finished work of art.
These pressed leaf prints are simple to make and as you can see below, come out quite beautiful. If you have a rolling pin, water paints, and textured paper your all set to make some Leaf Art masterpieces with your kids.
LEAF ART for ADULTS
Leaf art doesn’t have to be just for kids! Take these hanging leaves, below, for example. Either clothesline style or suspended from a branch, they are perfect for brightening up your kitchen window. And if you didn’t know, dipping them in wax beforehand will preserve them through this season and beyond.
Inspired by Martha Stewart, these leaf printed linen porch pillows are so nice I think just about anyone would be happy to have them in their home. Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts includes two consecutive chapters on Botanical Pressing and Botanical Printing, perfect guides for undertaking these types of projects at home.
With literally hundreds of Leaf Art project ideas out there and not much more than a handful of colorful fall leaves – your home will be decorated for the autumn season in no time at all. Have Fun!
That’s it for today’s 31 Days of Halloween post but be sure to come back tomorrow for 10 SPOOKY Family Halloween Costume Ideas.
Comment below and let me which of these Easy DIY Leaf Art for Kids and Adults was your favorite.
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