Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kids Art: Autumn Leaves with Watercolors and Glue

Well I guess it's official Autumn is finally here!!  It blew in on Sunday with a typical Northwest was marvelous!!  I sat in my cozy chair, had my morning cup of joe and watched it blow...I guess it's time to get out my knitting!!

My after school art classes started back up this week too, so I thought I'd share an easy  very successful  fall art project.

This is a two day project;
The first day I had the kids draw leaves on their paper with pencil.

Then they went over them with black glue.
(I just added black acrylic paint to Elmer's glue...mixed it up good with the end of a small paint brush and ta-da black glue)

It could take over a day for the glue to dry, depending on how much they put on.

I then have them paint the background in cool colors and the leaves in warm colors....

The idea is that the glue keeps the watercolors in the lines....

And it works pretty good too!!

Aren't they lovely?

That's it for today, but if your looking for more art projects...Type in Kids Art on my search box and it should pull up some more ideas for you to try.
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  1. These are definitely frameable art! Love the idea of the black glue. They remind me of stained glass.

    1. Thank you, the kids did a wonderful job...They always make me look good!

  2. Oh how pretty. They must have had a fun time making them.

  3. Oh how pretty. They must have had a fun time making them.

  4. Denise, I love this project! Who knew, black glue? lol! What a creative idea! The kids did such a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  5. These look great! Come link up with us at Craft Frenzy Friday at! I'd love to see these on our link up!

  6. At the first glance, I thought perhaps they were pottery tiles and then batik, just goes to show that over thinking things can cause one to lose out on the simplest and most spectacular possibilities!! Thanks so very much for sharing.

  7. Thank you. I think they are adorable.



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