Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chalk Fall Leaves

Welcome to Day 2 of the Hoosier Horror Blog Hop! Today we are talking about a super easy but fun craft! Chalk drawn fall leaves!

This post had been inspired by an Inner Child activity that she did a while back, but I put my own spin on it. While shopping at United Art and Education for some Art Smart supplies (more on that later), I saw this great little book by Dover of leaf stencils for under $2! I just knew we needed to get it. There are so many things we can make using this. While, on the drive back home, I got to thinking. Why not use chalk and the stencils and make a similar page to Inner Child's.

Supplies needed:
white construction paper
fall leaf stencil (if you can not find this, you can either make your own using photos printed off the computer, or real leaves!)
chalk in fall leaf colors

This craft is a very simple and not very messy craft. I had the kids sit at the dinner table, and pick out a leaf stencil. I showed them how to trace the leaf, using the chalk, and leaving a thick line. Now using the q-tips, just make straight lines from the chalk line out. It will give it a nice smudgy look to it. It took the kids just a bit to get the hang of using enough chalk to create this look. But both kids really had fun. They were amazed at how it looked when we were all done. These pictures are now hanging up and decorating our entry hall walls.

Tracing a leaf

 My finished page, I really like how this looks!

Smudge away!


Red Tash said...

So good!!!

Jessica Nunemaker from little Indiana said...

Another great craft! You are so good at that. :)

Hippie Mama Kelly said...

Thank you so very much ladies!

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