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Fall is truly a wonderful time – colorful trees, soft winds, cloudy skies. It is a great time to go for a walk with kids and see the nature changing. But when the weather getting cooler and days getting shorter sometimes you just want to stay at home and enjoy family time. Rainy cool days are perfect opportunity to make a fall art and crafts with kids.
This time I prepared for my 5-year old daughter Anna a simple and colorful fall leaves art activity. This art project is really simple and fun and great for toddlers and preschoolers as well.
All you need for this activity is:
Gouache Colors (for smaller kids you can use safe fingers paints)
To make leaf shapes I fold an A4 page into a half, drew a half of a leaf on a fold and cut out a leaf shape.
Then we opened a folded page and put it on a paper to make colorful leaves prints. To apply the colors we shaped a paper towel into a ball (you can also use a simple sponge) and dropped it in to different colors.
With this colored paper ball Anna painted inside the leaf shape (you don’t have to be too accurate just have fun with all the bright fall colors). Of course you can reuse leaves shapes and paint them over again.