Painted Leaf Wreaths

Making Textured Fall Leaf Prints

A few months ago I took the job of Art teacher at my kids elementary school. Needless to say, it has been a very busy and fun transition into the world of Elementary Art. I came across Deep Space Sparkle the other day and found it to be a great resource for elementary projects. We did this Textured Fall Leaves project which left us

with lots and lots of painted leaves. What to do with all these painted leaves? I chose one of my classes and we created Painted Leaf Wreaths with them. They were fun and easy to make and are a great project for kids to take home around the holidays. Read on to see how we made them!

There is one huge difference between Elementary and High School kids. Elementary aged school kids are ENTHUSIASTIC! They want to answer questions. They clap when you show them how to do things. They want to tell you EVERYTHING! They want to help you clean up. They get excited about stuff and it makes teaching fun! Here is a project to get excited about! This is two part. First you will need the painted leaves. You can get these by doing the above mentioned Textured Fall leaf Prints project. Or you can just let your students spend a day painting leaves. Let the painted leaves dry overnight and make these wreaths during the following class!