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Lesson Plans

Leaf art ideas

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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 21:15:01 -0700

Like Groucho Marx used to say, "I've got a million of 'em!" But in my
case, it's art ideas!!!
Here are some easy breezy leaf art ideas, especially for elementary aged

Fall Leaves, Art Ideas

Chalk Brushed Leaf Stencil
Place a supple fall leaf on the paper.
With soft pastel chalk, draw around the leaf.
Continuing to hold the leaf,
brush the chalk away from the edge of the leaf with cotton ball or tissue.
Remove the leaf.
There's a pretty soft, stencil shape left on the paper.

Shoe Polished Leaf Burst
Same as above.
But place the leaf on dark or bright colored paper.
Brush the sponge of white shoe polish from the edge of the leaf outward.
Remove the leaf.
There's a pretty, leaf burst left on the paper.

Surprise Leaf Rubbing
Place a collection of leaves on a table.
Cover the table with a huge sheet of butcher paper. Tape down.
Kids rub with peeled crayons all over the paper, watching the leaf shapes
Remove the paper when done, to see the leaves that were hidden beneath
the paper.