Monday, March 8, 2010

big leaf painting


Have you ever painted with leaves?  I bet you have.  It's an oldie but a goodie.  

But have you ever painted with really big leaves?


Children love to paint natural materials:  leaves, rocks, logs, stones - you name it.


You just need a really big sheet of paper and some monster leaves and you are good to go.

What natural materials have you used in your art experiences?

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9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I could use some palm frawns we have in our playground. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. My children would love this - so we will be painting with BIG leaves. What a fun way to spend some time outside.

    I love the idea of a fairy inspiration book and how sweet to make up signs for the fairies. You can't have those fairies getting lost!! Something like a fairy garden incorporates so much more than the design.

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  3. Wow! we don't get leaves this big in Scotland! I'll have to persuade a friend who works in a Botanical Garden to assist. Think of the possibilities with BIG leaf work.

    Thanks for more inspiration!
    Juliet

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  4. I'm glad you like the idea guys. The kids always love painting outside on the grass and love painting natural objects like stones and wood - and love using bigger brushes (I think they seem more grown up) -small leaves were always too fiddly so this was the solution.

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  5. Love it! We like painting on big pieces of bark too. Think there are some examples on my blog in outdoor activities.

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  6. Oh, I hadn't thought of bark. I'll go and check your blog for inspiration. We painted logs and stones last week - that was fun too!

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  7. What kind of paint do you use for this type of project? Finger painting or washable tempera paint?

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  8. Very cool project! What type of paint would you recommend -- finger paint or a washable tempera, etc.? Thanks!

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