Wednesday, November 3, 2010

stART - Pooh and the Falling Leaves 2010

A story + Art = a great stART!!!
We read Pooh and the Falling Leaves again for stART (we read it all the time, but we are using it again for stART...our last year project can be seen here... it was our second ever stART project and waaaaay back at the beginning of my blogging....).

For our project this week we did leaf outline painting...I taped silk leaves (that I got from the Target dollar spot) to construction paper and had the girls roller paint over them...and then remove them to show the outline of the leaves....
Ryleigh painting the leaves...because the leaves were silk...they detached a little too easily from the tape...making painting a tad difficult...
Ryleigh removing the silk leaves from the paper to reveal the print...
The finished project...I am thinking next time I will just use real leaves...

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12 comments:

Lindsay said...

cute!! Love how this turned out :-)

Infant Bibliophile said...

This is a fun idea that I think my son would love. If only I could figure out where I put our roller paint brushes. I don't know if I realized you were a former attorney until I just noticed it on your sidebar -- I am too.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

We did something like this with sponges last year. I love your idea with the roller and the finished pictures are very pretty!!

Discovering Montessori said...

Very nice! I am totally doing this craft with my kids. Thank you for sharing.

RedTedArt said...

Very sweet and much easier for little hands to manage!

Lovely

Maggy
Kids Get Crafty

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It's good to know about the difficutly with silk leaves. I'll keep that in mind if we try this. It is a great idea!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the idea of using a roller. Paint with brushes goes everywhere with JDaniel. The finished project looks great!

Wonder Mom said...

Yes, I agree with "An Almost Unschooling Mom"- I appreciate others "test driving" crafts so I know what works best when we try it! :0)

Kayte said...

Great project. We've never used paint rollers before but I think I will have to try it. This looks so fun.

I found my way over from Read.Explore.Learn and am enjoying your blog now.

kewkew said...

Love the paint roller idea.
I'm thinking real leaves or paper leaves that I already have cut out would work.
We "sponge" painted leaves this week for our tree.

Charlene said...

Oh those are cute, I bought those silk leaves too, didn't know what I would do with them at the time, but I bought them because they were maked down to 75% off.

Michelle said...

They turned out great! Great thinking using the rollers!