Color Mixing Leaves

Yet another hand print leaf project for fall, but a little different than the others.

We first traced Love Bug’s arm on a piece of construction paper and taped it on a white paper. I got this idea to remove the arm print afterwards and just leave that blank white space and thought that would be a nice change.

I also decided that instead of giving him a few different fall leaf colors, we’d do a mini color mixing lesson. So I just gave him red and yellow, and we talked about how they combine to make orange. This way, he’d end up with a little red, yellow, and orange.

To get the leaves, we used a scrub brush. I’d gotten that idea on the site where I first found it, but we used a different type of brush that gave a completely different effect. It worked best for him to kind of bang the brush on the paper to really make the “leaves” appear.

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Once Love Bug was finished, Sweet Pea felt the need to take a turn and bang the brush exactly the way his brother had done (because he feels the need to do everything that his brother does). So he added a bunch of leaves, too, which is really cool because this way it was a project that they made together!

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Before we removed the arm print:

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Our finished product…not really how I expected it to look but I really like it, especially the way the colors looked.

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About Kelly

I'm a stay-at-home mom to two boys and a girl. My Love Bug is 4 and has been doing art projects since just after turning 2. My Sweet Pea is 2 and tries to do everything his brother does. Little Flower is 4 months and has no idea of all the fun she has ahead of her.
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