How to Paint Autumn Leaves: A Fun Fall Art Activity for Kids

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Create an Autumn leaves painting that combines leaf rubbings with watercolor paints for a vibrant watercolor resist project for little ones.

Updated August 2021

We adore stained glass art activities. They are enjoyable to build, make wonderful decor for your dwelling, and you can make them all year extended! This fall leaves painting project is the best point to hang in a window or glass door. The light shines by means of the beautiful leaves and makings a amazing addition to your dwelling.

This is related to a spring stained glass art activity we’ve produced, but rather of spring flowers, we use fall leaves to make a watercolor resist piece of art to hang in the doorway, welcoming guests!

child making leaf rubbings on paper for autumn leaves painting

How to Paint Autumn Leaves

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  1. Set up your supplies

    Arrange your leaves with each other on the table, vein side up. Place the sheet of paper more than the leaves and tape down the corners to hold it in location. For an further safe work location, you can even tape the leaves down by the stems, but it is not important.

  2. Create leaf rubbings

    Using the broad side of an unwrapped crayon, rub firmly more than the paper to reveal the leaf skeletons. Use distinctive crayon colors if preferred.

    blue leaf rubbings

  3. Paint more than rubbings

    Use watercolors to paint more than the crayon leaf rubbings, building a watercolor resist impact.

    Watch the watercolors bead up and slide off the crayon lines but soak into the paper.

    watercolor resist leaf paintings

    For this painting, we produced certain to define every single of the leaves with paint so it appears more like an Autumn leaves painting and much less like an abstract painting.

  4. Hang your painting

    To hang you Autumn leaves painting, you can glue the leading edge about a thin dowel, making use of a hot glue gun. Or you can also just hang with a ribbon or string, or even tape to your door or window.

    autumn leaves painting on door

  5. Optional:

    You can hang your painting up as is, or you can also paint the back of the painting with vegetable oil to give it a translucent stained glass impact.

    light shining through leaf painting

Have you attempted leaf rubbings with your little ones but? If so, be certain to attempt this next step of adding watercolors for a beautiful stained glass painting!

child making leaf paintings

More Autumn Leaf Art Activities for Kids

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