Camping Crafts: Leaf Prints
Green Summer leaves can create wonderful chalk or paint art. Kids can use these natural patterns to make pictures or nature stationery.
For a painted picture, use several pices of paper and several different leaves. Lightly press the leaf into a paper covered in paint, then lightly press it again onto a blank sheet. The "leaf stamps" turn into a work of art.
Another great way to preserve the pattern is with a chalk rubbing. To achieve this artistic effect, spread a piece of newspaper on a flat surface, thensandwich a leaf between the newspaper and a sheet of white paper. With colored chalk, rub lightly over the leaf and see the pattern appear in chalk.
Make an outline of your favorite leaf. Hold a leaf on a blank paper, and working from the inside out, use the side of a piece of chalk to color the leaf and the paper over the edge. After rubbing chalk across the leaf and paper all the way around, remove the leaf, and see the outline.
Make summer art projects, or decorate with maple leaves for Canada Day!