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Friday, September 26, 2014

Water Color Leaf Garland

As you know I homeschool my youngest three kids (the other three are already graduated from our homeschool) and I am doing preschool with my granddaughter.

Kamryn, age 4 and Sarah, age 12 really enjoy art, and Kyle does it because I ask him to, as he just said, "It's not my top subject.  That would be math."

A few weeks ago I had them paint using fall colors.  I keep pads of watercolor paper (very inexpensive at craft stores) and watercolor packs and brushes in our art box, so this is easy to get started.  I am all about easy.

 They did some great papers, Sarah even added texture using bubble wrap.  You can see it on this last painting.  The next day I had them paint the backside of the paper too, because I had a project for fall decor in mind.

This past week I traced an oak leaf cookie cutter on the pages and then we cut them out.  Kyle took a hole punch and we strung it on twine, and hung it in the front window.

There were a few leaves from papers that had only been painted on one side, so we took fall color crayons and quickly scribbled the backs of those.  We didn't want some to be white on the back. 

I think it turned out so well, and it makes me smile to look at it.  This is a great project to do with kids, and easy.  And like I said, I am all about things being easy!

Let me know if you give this a try!


podso said...

What a great idea! Looks so nice in the window.

Cheryl said...

Sweet!! (I, too, am a fan of easy!) ;)

Debbie said...

I would love to see it in person! That's really pretty to me, and I imagine it to catch the sun in that window and look even prettier. What a great idea for a fall banner (and a great idea for a kids' art project.

Theresa said...

Love those leaves and I can see why they make you smile:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Beka said...

Mom emailed me this. We are going to do it! Thanks!! I love anything that hangs from a cord like this. I have a friend who hangs her home daycare art from a line on her wall. Her home is always full of children's art! I love it!!

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