Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Celebrating Autumn

"We run to catch the falling leaves.
We smell their smells and touch their veins.
Bright jewels from the crowns of trees.
We trace their shapes. We say their names. - Carole Gerber (Leaf Jumpers)

Satch spent the morning creating these fall leaves using watercolor on diffuser paper (which I purchased here). You can also use coffee filters because it's the same kind of paper, but we gave up paper filters many years ago. I added some grommets to hang them in the entry way to the living/play area.

Just let the your wees paint the leaves with watercolor a/o marker and spritz with water to blend. They can also use crayon and colored pencil before painting to create a resist effect.

And of course we hung our acorn ornaments!

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posted by Wendy at 5:27 AM


Blogger denise said...

Fun! Love the bright colors. We painted some leaves using filters last fall - had to buy some for the project - never thought of diffuser paper. Very cool!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What fun! I will have to try this.

6:35 PM  
Blogger jenica said...

this will be today's project! great idea!


2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice! We make butterflies this way (with clothespin bodies) for Easter.

3:41 PM  

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