Nothing is more beautiful than a tree emboldened with crimson and pumpkin colored leaves. In Santa Barbara, we have few trees that display this wonderful show but our imaginations make up for this lack of seasonal change.
I was inspired by Kathy’s art journal pages from Art Project for Kids and wondered how I could translate this lesson for my second grade class.
I found a perfect line drawing of fall leaves, cut some squares of red, orange, yellow, green (and yes, I’ll admit it…) purple and let my students enjoy the color of autumn.
6″ x 9″ white drawing paper
Tissue paper cut into 5″ x 5″ squares
Mixture of white glue and water
small paint brush
Black marker (waterproof is best)
Time: One 40-minute class
Step One: Tracing the Leaves
Step Two: Arrange the leaves on the paper and brush
Step Three: Smooth with the glue mixture
Step Four: Pick your next leaf and do it again!