Using a simple cardboard stencil we cut out colorful leaves from our papers.
I gave them each a large piece of white cardboard and told them to make a background for their trees. We used the Neocolor watersoluble crayons. We love these because they go on smoothly and blend easily.
The little guy was marching to his own tune, as usual.
The 9 year old made a lovely gradient blue sky and green hills.
They blended their colors with damp paper towels.
My young Mary Cassatt painted a trunk and branches with chocolate brown acrylic paint.
After the backgrounds were blended they began adding leaves with all purpose glue.
I sketched a tree for my young Jackson Pollock to work with. Then he got to work gluing on his leaves. He told me his leaves were “falling down and down and down.”
The trees turned out great and they both enjoyed this art project a lot!
I hope you’re seeing beautiful fall colors (real or hand-made) wherever you are.