Watercolor Leaves Art Lesson

Need a quick, easy lesson that can be completed in 30 minutes? These fall leaves are perfect.

All you need is:
Crayons/oil pastels
Liquid watercolor paints
Regular sulphite paper (I cut the paper in half so we’re only dealing with a 9″ x 6″ sheet)

Creating the Leaves

The instructions are easy. I read a picture book about fall leaves, stopping at illustrations that showed the leaves up close, and then demonstrated how to draw simple leaves. They picked whatever color of oil pastel they liked (if you are teaching color theory, you can set out warm or cool colored pastels), and drew as many leaves onto the paper.

Some kids will need help, but really, I just wanted the kids to have fun with lines–squiggly, curved, straight, etc. After the lines are draw, I set out trays of watercolor paint. They mingled colors and within a few minutes, they were lining up at the drying rack. Fast.

 

 

First Grade Watercolors

Watercolor Leaves Art Lesson Gallery


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