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Inside: Creating watercolor resist leaves is an easy and lovely fall activity for kids. It works great for many ages and you can quickly try it with your kids.
One of our favorite activities during our nature walks this fall is gathering leaves. We love to discover different shapes and colors, and we always come home with a collection of colorful leaves!
So I wanted to use them as inspiration for an easy and nice fall activity, and we designed our own leaves!
How to create watercolor resist leaves
Creating watercolor resist leaves is a simple and fun activity, and I love it because it works great for many ages!
You can try it with both preschoolers and school-aged kids, and just adjust your level of involvement depending on your child’s age and abilities.
- Draw a simple leaf using crayons or a sharpie marker. Divide the leaf into several sections.
- Cut out the leaf. (Depending on your child’s age and abilities, you can do this for them or let them cut out the leaf using safety scissors.)
- Use crayons to decorate the leaves. We decided to add different patterns on each section of the leaf.
It’s important to use wax crayons and not washable crayons for the drawings to be visible after adding the watercolor paint.
- After your kids finish drawing, invite them to use watercolor to paint the leaf. The lines they drew with the crayons will resist the watercolor, so the design will look really nice!
- Get creative and have fun!
⭐ Additional idea: If your kids like this activity, you can create many leaves and use them to make a fall wreath or a leaf garland to decorate your house.
I hope you and your kids will enjoy this activity!
More fall activities for kids
Here are more activity ideas to try this fall:
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