Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn Inspired Art

I did this project with Will's K/1st grade homeschool coop art class earlier this week. The class has been learning about the elements of art; this week was texture. This watercolor/crayon resist leaf from Art Projects for Kids was fun and had beautiful results. The kids were thrilled!

Will's painting...

We didn't use corrugated cardboard. I just cut up a cardboard box to place under the paper for the crayon rubbing. I imagine a roll of corrugated cardboard would have produced a more pronounced texture. This project gave me an opportunity to talk more about about color - warm, cool, and complementary.

Hannah wanted to do it later in the week...

We made little yarn pumpkins (from Make and Takes) in Pre-K coop class. They are very cute.

A few more of our fall favorites...


  1. Love the leaf project! Your new piture/header on your blog is gorgeous!!!

  2. I really wish that I was young enough to attend Streams Academy! These art projects are wonderful!!

  3. Absolutely love it all!! The leaf is lovely; the pumpkins are precious... thank you, thank you, thank you for passing along such wonderful projects-- such *doable* projects, even for the crafting-impaired such as myself :)

  4. Thanks for sharing these fun projects! I love the leaf watercolors. Very pretty.



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