Leaf Art – Colorful Patterns and Designs
Decorating leaves is practically a creative right-of-passage into winter, and in this year’s case, the perfect fall rainy-afternoon activity. Collecting and doodling on beautiful fall leaves is incredibly relaxing and FUN; I actually enjoy this whimsical leaves kids’ craft as much (or more!) as my elementary-aged kids.
Doodles on Autumn Leaves – Leaf Art in Autumn
At the start of 2020’s quarantine, Grandad sent an Amazon surprise to the kiddos: color gel pens!
We’ve enjoyed our colored gel pen set, especially for its brilliant colors and glittery sparkle. Our gel pen set did not disappoint, as they served as the perfect medium for the intricate details and patterns that we wanted to add to our leaves. The only downside is that gel ink takes a bit of dry, so you have to be careful not to drag your hand through the wet ink.
Prep for this fall kids craft is virtually nil. Leaves, gel pens, and preferably some great background music are all you need. Relax and have fun!
Creative Leaf Craft – For Adults and Children
“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”– Friedrich Nietzsche
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”– Emily Bronte
“It’s our differences that make us unique and beautiful!”Unknown
“Always be-leaf in yourself!”Unknown
Experiment with your leaves; try other materials such as metallic or colorful Sharpie markers, too. Find inspiration from patterns, henna, and mandalas.
Save for Later
Pin our Fall Leaf Craft for later (maybe, even for next year!) We can’t wait to see your CREATIVELY decorated leaves. If you post to Instagram, please tag @artsandbricks so we can admire your work and share!
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