Around Halloween time, I saw the coolest project on Madtown Macs. They used black glue to create some spooky Halloween pictures. We never had time to make those pictures, but with Fall upon us, we made some leaves using the same arts and crafts technique.
Supplies you will need:
- Black paint
- White glue in a glue bottle
- Paper (I used copy paper)
- Watercolors and brush
- Construction paper
I was left with some cool looking black glue.
Older kids would probably have a great time making their own leaf picture. Since my kids are all ages 3 and under, I made the leaf picture. Note that this is not much of an improvement.
I added some veins.
When the glue had dried, I talked to girls about Fall leaves and the different colors they can be. Of course this went in one ear and out the other. The kids used the watercolors to paint the leaves whatever colors they wanted.
Little C was so into painting her leaf. Her colors actually did look like Fall!
When "A" finished painting her leaf, she decided to paint the paper surrounding it too.
After the paintings were dry, I cut them out and glued them to some Fall colored construction paper. I left one on the water colored background to show you how it looks. I really like both options. I was so pleased with the vibrant leaves the kids created. Even B who painted a large portion of her Fall leaf black, still managed to have a colorful leaf.