The idea for this art activity was found at Deep Space Sparkle, a wonderful blog by an extremely talented art teacher. In our classroom, we had the children work on this in several stages and the results were stunning.
|Step one: paint the veined (bumpy) side of the leaf with white paint.|
|Step two: Press the leaf onto black paper - we used a plastic work mat to cover the leaf which made it easier (and cleaner) to rub and transfer onto the paper.|
|Step three: Repeat until desired effect is created. Let dry.|
|Step four: Add colors around the prints - we used sponges….|
|The paint here is still wet, and the colors quite vibrant. Once the paint dried, the colors became muted….|
|…and even more beautiful!|