Combine your creative fifth grader's love of nature, art and poetry with leaf printing! She'll use her favorite poem and a handful of leaves to make a gorgeous piece of artwork that she can use to either decorate her school binder or her bedroom.
What You Need:
- Tree cutting
- A favorite poem
- Tempera paint
- Paint brush
- 3 sheets of construction paper
- Marker that matches your paint color
- Glue stick
What You Do:
- Coat one side of your tree cutting with tempera paint. Make sure that both the branches and the leaves are covered.
- Press the wet, painted cutting onto a colored sheet of construction paper. Press it down firmly to make sure the print will show up.
- Remove the tree cutting and discard.
- Use your marker to write your selected poem in your best handwriting. Be creative with the placement of your poem!
- Set the other two sheets of construction paper flat on a table horizontally so they look like one giant sheet of paper. Tape the two pieces together at the seam. Flip the paper over to use as a background for your poetry print.
- Center your poetry print in the middle of the matte and glue it in place with a glue stick.