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Collect as many different leaves as you can for some great messy masterpieces.
Leaf printing and stencilling
You will need
- A variety of fresh leaves
- Water-based paints
- Small paintbrush
- Old newspaper
- Old toothbrush
- Sheets of paper
Leaf printing instructions
- Hold a leaf by its stem and paint on one side only.
- Lay the leaf (paint side down) on a sheet of paper.
- Cover the leaf with a sheet of old newspaper and gently rub.
- Remove the newspaper and leaf to reveal the leaf print. Use different leaves to make a collage.
Leaf stencilling instructions
- Lay a selection of leaves on a sheet of paper. Make sure you leave gaps of paper.
- Dip the old toothbrush into the paint. Hold the brush over the leaves and rub your thumb over the bristles so that the paint splatters over the leaves.
- Keep adding more paint and rubbing until the paper and leaves are covered with dots.
- Carefully remove the leaves.