A Fall Art Project
Every night after Lila goes to bed, while we’re relaxing and unwinding and watching tv, I’ll usually pull up Pinterest and spend 20-30 minutes pinning recipe, craft, and home ideas. I’ll admit that I’ve actually gotten pretty good about cooking some of the recipes I’ve pinned, especially now that we’re using our slow cooker more often. But the craft projects? Those generally go TOTALLY unfulfilled. I find so many cute ideas, but when it comes to actually *creating* the pinecone owl/toilet roll robot/handprint Christmas tree…well, that’s a different story.
But, we were out in the backyard playing last week and we had a few hours to kill until Lila’s ballet class. There were leaves everywhere, and I remembered a leaf canvas project I’d pinned a few nights earlier—it seemed easy enough. So, I pulled out our paints (we’re STILL working through the paint we bought for Lila’s second birthday party) and we got to work.
The idea was to paint the back of the leaves with lots of colors, and then press the leaf print onto the canvas where it would leave the pattern of veins and stems:
The final result was really cute, I thought! After printing a bunch of leaves on the canvas, we let it dry and then painted over it again with some glitter paint—because everything is better with glitter, right?
Lila was really proud of her final product:
Tenny was not as impressed:
Can’t win ‘em all.