Fall Leaf Watercolors

Fall Leaf Watercolors

Summary:

Kids will use watercolor pencils or washable markers to create leaf-themed works of art.

What You Need:

Day One

  • pencils
  • one piece of 80 lb white paper – 12″ X 18″
  • variety of leaves (or patterns)
  • watercolor pencils or markers
  • brushes
  • water/containers

Day Two

  • construction paper – variety of colors
  • glue

What You Do:

  1. Trace 7 to 9 leaves on the 12 x 18 white paper.
  2. Using the watercolor markers, outline with a thick line the inside of each leaf. Stress a THICK line.
  3. When all leaves are colored in, dip the brush into water and spread over the water colored marker line. The marker will spread and create different values. I like to ask the students to go from light to dark. The lightest being in the center of the leaf.
  4. Continue to finish all leaves.
  5. Spread the color into the background around the leaves.
  6. Let dry.
  7. When dry cut away some the the outside border of the 12×18 leaf watercolor. This creates a irregular line around the whole picture.
  8. Glue down on construction paper.

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