Monday, October 27, 2008

1 Hour : Play It : Leaf Painting

My kids fingerpaint at least once a week; they love it. Today, once toddler is down for a nap, we're going to do this variation that I found at

Collect different fallen leaves. Turn them over to examine the bumpier, veined side. Coat the back of the leaf with fingerpaint, and make patterns on paper. See how the "leaf stamps" make different pictures.

(General tip for fingerpainting: We sometimes paint on the back of old wrapping paper--it's slick and shiny. If I have enough, I actually tape it to the table and they paint all over it.)

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