Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Even More Leaf Projects.... it is fall afterall!!!

In both the Tot School and K4 classes we have been celebrating fall... one of the fun activities that comes with it is making leaf projects... we have done several so far... but here are 3 more!

K4 decorated coffee filter leaf cut outs with pipette-fulls of colored water (colored with drops of food coloring)

Ryleigh coloring her leaf...with droplets of food coloring...
The finished leaves... they actually feel like silk leaves... and a great addition to our fall decorations!
For the Tot School class, I had them make Marker Coffee Filter Leaves... it seemed less messy than the food coloring leaves... in theory I guess...
Marker misfire...
After the leaves were all colored in... they misted them to blend the colors...
I had both classes do q-tip painting on index cards... for falling leaves...
I drew in the "tree" with a crayon...
The little ones in Tot School totally got into this project...
K4 working on their leaves...
Ryleigh was very careful with her falling leaves... and very particular of their placement...
The finished q-tip paintings...
One of the stories that we have enjoyed reading this fall is I Know It's Autumn, by Eileen Spinelli... She goes through and says all the different things that may point to it being fall... and the illustrations are great!

For more great stART posts check out A Mommy's Adventures!
For more fun projects check out ABC and 123... Red Ted Art ... JDaniel4's Mom... and

To see what others did this week check out Tot School at 1+1+1=1; Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations; Mom 2 lil Posh Divas and the Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

18 comments:

The Activity Mom said...

So fun!

Liberty said...

How much fun! I love how it is mini-art too :) We moms run out of wall space very quickly!

Lindsay said...

Love those!! I think we will make some coffee filter leaves soon!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

Super cute leaves & trees!! Love them! Thanks for linking up to TGIF Linky Party. I am also your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)
Beth

RedTedArt said...

Oh my they all look adorable. What lovely pictures and crafts!

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I like both those projects - they really turned out well!

Jackie H. said...

Wow. Those turned out so colorful. Coffee filters are such a great art staple... although my husband is always perplexed as to why we go through coffee filters so fast!

Ami said...

Fun! I need to get our pipettes out and make something. :) We made butterflies last spring by spraying markered coffee filters with a spray bottle. I love that technique! :)
Ami
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Our Side of the Mountain said...

Those coffee filter leaves are beautiful! Wonder if I can find some coffee filters around here? LOL We don't drink coffee!

Happyscrapper42 said...

The leaves and trees are beautiful. They came out so nice. Looks really easy to do.

Sharla said...

Wow! The coffee filter leaves turned out so well! They will be a great decoration for fall.

PrairieJenn said...

Beautiful fall leaves! We may have to try the coffee filter leaves- the colors are wonderful! What fun activities for your little ones:)

See Jamie blog said...

Lovely projects! My 11yo is reading over my shoulder & really likes the coffee filter leaves. Very pretty!

Kelly said...

I need to try the Leaf project.
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Jenny said...

The coffee filter leaves are so beautiful!

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Drea said...

I love all the art projects! We did a Leaf Theme this week too. :)

Marlynn said...

I love how you keep all the paint in one place with the trays...now why I never thought of that before??? Thanks!

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

What cute ideas! I love they turned out ;-) Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase