Leaf printing

The weather forecast says it's going to be dry this weekend, so why not get outside with your little one for a nature walk? Then collect some fallen autumn leaves for this week's craft idea: LEAF PRINTING.

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For this you will need:

  • Paints
  • An old plate
  • Paint brush
  • Newspaper
  • Leaves
  • Paper
  1. Pour some thick paint onto an old plate. Add a little water and mix with a brush until the paint is slightly runny.
  2. Lay a leaf on a sheet of newspaper, with the veins on the underside of the leaf facing upwards. Brush a thick layer of paint onto the leaf until it is completely covered.
  3. Press the leaf onto a piece of paper to make a print.
  4. Use a variety of leaves and colours to make many different prints.
  5. Allow the prints to dry.

Why not cut the prints out and string them together to make a pretty autumn garland? If you try any of our suggested crafts at home, please do take photos so we can see your child's handiwork - you can even upload them to your Tapestry account, as part of your child's learning journal.