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Fall Leaf Art Project

This crayon and watercolor resist is a simple fall leaf art project, but also a good lesson in adding texture.

art activities for kids

Try using warm colors inside the leaf, and cool on the outside so you have a lot of contrast.


  • Multimedia paper
  • Crayons
  • Embroider Plastic Mesh mat for texture rubbing
  • Liquid watercolor paint
  • Large leaf templates (optional, but helpful for kinders)



  1. Follow the tutorial to draw the leaf lightly with a penci.
  2. Trace all the lines with a crayon.
  3. Place mat under drawing and color with crayons to make a texture.
  4. Paint the leaf with warm colors.
  5. Paint the background with cool colors for contrast.

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