Giant Fall Maple Leaf

Giant+LeafTurn an old paper bag into a giant leaf for a seasonal lesson about Scale.
1. Cut a large paper grocery bag down the seam and around the bottom edge until it can lay flat as shown.
2. Follow my “How To Draw A Maple Leaf” post to draw one as large as possible on the open bag. Trace the pencil lines with a black Sharpie marker.
3. I tried a new product for coloring – Crayola Color Sticks. They work like colored pencils, but because they have no wood there’s no sharpening. They are about $13 for a box of 24, but I can tell they will last a LONG time. And for coloring large areas like this on colored paper, I like ‘em a lot (not a paid endorsement).
4. When the leaf is filled in, cut it out along the black line and have fun decorating.
Note: My 6′ 5″ son is holding this sample, just so you know.

2 Responses

  1. CountryFunMaine
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    My group has been using the color sticks for over a year and everyone loves them. They are often chosen over markers. Group covers 2yrs-9yrs.

  2. Partycraft Secrets
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    Nice – you could also use newspaper and paint over it.

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