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Leaf Pattern Drawing for Kids | Leaf Pattern Painting Fall Art Project

Below you’ll find an easy, step-by-step leaf pattern drawing for kids. Your students will love using crayons and paints to create amazing results in this fun art project for Fall.

Leaf Pattern Painting

A leaf pattern drawing for kids, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.
Leaf Pattern Painting

Leaf Pattern Painting Video

This is an example of what happens when are able to combine the best of the best for one easy fall art project.

First, start with good watercolor paper, which gives you all that lovely painted texture when finished. Multi-media paper is the next best thing, but really, textured watercolor paper just holds colors like no other.

Next, you use what I think is the best watercolor paint for kids, namely the liquid type. I’m not sold on any one brand, they all seem to work fine. Dilute the paint as little as possible so the colors stay bright. Spill proof contains work great for busy classrooms.

Lastly, hope to have a talented student like this young first grader named Sara, who took simple instructions like “make lots of patterns with the crayons” and ran with it. Some kids just have a flair, and that was apparent with this young girl as soon as I met her. Over the years, she made many things that took my breath away, but this leaf art probably remains my all time favorite.

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    Leaf Pattern Coloring Page

    Leaf Coloring page, available as a free download.

    Leaf Tracing Page

    Leaf Tracing Page, so students can make their own coloring page.

    Materials for a Leaf Pattern Resist

    • Liquid Watercolor Paint.
    • These paints are so easy to work with, leave such bright colors and last for a long, long time. Well worth the investment.

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    • Watercolor Paper.
    • Real watercolor paper always makes the watercolor paint much more vibrant.
    • Crayola Crayons.
    • This classic brand always works well.
    • Rounded Watercolor Brush.
    • A good paint brush can make all the difference in the world. Who can paint small details with one of those big floppy brushes? This style with a sturdy rounded tip were my hands down favorite.
    • Non-Spill Paint Cup.
    • Train your students to leave the matching brush in each cup after they use it, and you have an easy system with very little cleanup.

    Directions to Make a Leaf Pattern

    Time needed: 30 minutes

    How to Draw a Leaf Pattern

    1. Draw a long diagonal line.

    2. Add about four V shapes.

    3. Draw “fingers” around the lines. Trace with black marker.

    4. Use crayons to make patterns.

    5. Continue, changing the crayon colors often.

    6. Add more patterns until every section is filled.

    7. Add several crayon outlines around the outside.

    8. Fill the rest with crayon shapes.

    9. Paint over all the crayon lines with watercolor.

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