There are so many amazing Fall Leaf Art Projects online that it’s hard to go wrong!
We’ve done quite a few over the years with great success, but this year I think we’ve hit gold!
(They are beautiful aren’t they? Â I think we’ll be making them soon too!)
Fall Leaf Art Project:
(Watercolor Pencils are optional, I explain why below)
Step 1: Trace a leaf shape onto your paper. Â If you have little ones you might do this part for them while they hold down the leaf.
Step 2: Draw a dot in the middle of your leaf. Â Use a ruler to draw straight lines from the dot to the pointy end of each part of your leaf. Â If you’re leaf doesn’t have many distinctive points, try to just spread out five or six diagonal lines.
Step 3: Draw connecting lines for each of your diagonal lines. Â If your leaf has many points you can use them as guide lines for where to draw another shape. Â We’re trying to make sharp shapes like triangles, rhombus, etc.
Step 4: This is how your leaf will look when done drawing. Â It’s sorta like a snowflake!
Step 5: Using your watercolors, begin filling in each shape with a different color. Â Try to make parts of the shape with BOLD and DARK color, and other parts with white or watered down color. Â You can use a napkin to blot out color and make white areas. This is great for making texture as well.
Step 6: Continue to fill in your shapes by alternating colors. Â We’re sticking mainly to Warm colors like reds, oranges, yellows, but don’t be afraid to add in some browns, purples, and greens too. Â These are all colors you’ll find in a fall leaf.
Step 7: Using a black watercolor pencil outline your leaf shape. Â You can use a sharpie marker as well, but I like the way a watercolor pencil “bleeds” into the painting a bit.
All Done! Â Frame your picture on black for a stunning display!
I love this project because the materials and the mess are minimal and children of all ages can participate. Â My 5 year old son did this Fall leaf and it turned out amazing!!
Here is a quick photo you can Pin for Later
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