first grade autumn leaves

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
-Albert Camus

The first grade artists have been using beautiful fall leaves from our school garden to make art! Each leaf was inked with white paint using a brayer and then printed on black paper. Students made multiple prints on a page to create an interesting composition making sure to include a ghost print (a second print made without inking the same leaf again). Once the paint dried, bright colors were layered with colored pencil to create a vivid autumnal display.


therese english perdue said...

LOVE this idea! They are so beautiful! The kids look inspired and SO focused! :)
Did you use tempera or acrylic paint-does it matter? Also, I love the Camus quote! :) Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love this idea! Thank you for sharing this!

heather said...

these are beautiful!

Amanda said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

Shannah said...

Thank you all:)

And thanks Amanda for the feature! Love your site.