Kid-Friendly DIY: Painted Leaf Art


Image Source: Nichole Redinger
Picture Source: Nichole Redinger

I might not live anywhere that did not have a suitable autumn season. The sharp air, apple picking, and these leaves! Nothing fills me with pleasure greater than trees in all of their fall glory — all the reds, yellows, oranges, and rich caramel colours shining in the sun.

My son enjoys autumn, also. Our favourite thing to do is search for and maintain our favourite leaves which have dropped. We collect a giant plastic freezer bag of jaw-dropping leaves and then … do nothing together. They get all musty and that I wind them up. This season, I had been decided to keep some of these.

Image Source: Nichole Redinger
Picture Source: Nichole Redinger

So we left  a Painted Leaf Front Door Plaque. It is a fast job that may readily be carried out with your children. If they’re old enough to use a paint brush, then they can definitely help. If they are not, they could at least help select the leaves!

Provides:

  • Assorted leaves
  • Parchment paper
  • Big, heavy book
  • Black chalkboard paint
  • Paint brushes
  • 1 unpainted wooden plaque (such as this one)
  • Assorted metallic acrylic paints
  • Double-sided tape

Instructions:

  1. You will want to press on the leaves for a couple of days before using them. Fitting the leaves between two portions of this parchment paper and then tuck them in the center of a massive publication. Let them dry like this for 2-3 days prior to using.
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    Picture Source: Nichole Redinger

  2. Utilize the chalkboard paint to paint the front and sides of the wooden plaque. I picked chalkboard paint to the matte finish, but any oil paint with work.
    Image Source: Nichole Redinger

    Picture Source: Nichole Redinger

  3. Here is the measure that your children will love. My son kept exclaiming, “It is gold! We are rich!” Utilize the metallic paints to decorate the pressed leaves. We used mainly stripes, dots, and massive blocks of colour.
    Image Source: Nichole Redinger

    Picture Source: Nichole Redinger

  4. When the leaves have dried, organize them on the stained plaque and apply the double-sided tape to fasten them. Display proudly in your front door!


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Kid-Friendly DIY: Painted Leaf Art