Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Leaf Painting in Baggies

If you've tried this... you know how easy it is. I saw this No Mess Fall leaf painting project over at Moments of Mommyhood and decided to try it with baggies instead of wax paper.

It was fabulous and simple... and not messy at all!



Materials Needed: leaf template, scissors, paint (we used yellow and red), and large ziploc baggies (size depends on the size of your leaves)

Directions:
1. Cut out your leaf

2. Stick it in a baggie.
3. Add some paint... and a drop of water or two if you want to make the paint move around better.


4. Seal the bag.
5. Use both hands to squish the paint and move it around (I only had one hand free for this picture... ). Try and cover the whole leaf!


6. Pull the leaf out and let it dry.


Wouldn't it be fun to make a bunch of these baggie painted leaves using different types of leaf templates and then create a Fall leaf garland like this one found on Ohdeedoh?



What else could you make with these painted leaves?

20 comments:

  1. Love this leaf painting idea. Gonna add this activity to my fall leaf theme week.

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  2. That's brilliant, mess free idea to paint fall leaves!

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  3. WOW...Great Idea...!!!

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  4. I'm always looking for simple crafts that have minimum clean up time....this fits the bill! Thanks for sharing!

    Julie

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  5. Great idea. Always looking for simple and less messy craft ideas. Thanks. Pinned it!

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  6. Cute! And such a great way to eliminate mess!

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  7. Definitely a fun and non messy way to paint!

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  8. Very cute! I will absolutely be trying this for the Fall unit :) I am a new follower from Saturday's Show n Share! Thanks for the great idea! ~Tina @ www.mamaslikeme.com

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  9. They turned out super cute! Thank you for linking up to The Sunday Showcase!

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  10. Awesome idea! I'm going to do this with my little guy! :)

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  11. I really thought that I had commented earlier. I love this idea and I included it in my fall bucket list. I linked back to you, of course. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful idea!

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  12. I love wonderful and simple activities like this... now I just need to think of a way to tweak it so I can do somthing wintery since falls pretty much behind us (at least this year)

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  13. Thanks @Robyn! Some ideas... hearts for Valentine's day, colorful snowmen, we made handprint turkeys the other day, Christmas trees... possibilities are endless!

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  14. Handprint turkey made with baggie painting https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=261705200544476&set=a.180765718638425.37094.179029702145360&type=1&theater

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  15. Fabulous idea! You could possibly make several different types of leaves then make a wreath out of them. Maybe use a paper plate, cut out the center. Then layer the leaves around the circle and top with a ribbon. TFS!

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  16. So very cool. It looks like a great sensory/tractile activity as well as clean.

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  17. How creative! I will have to try this with my younger kids.

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