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How to Draw a Maple Leaf

Learn how to draw a maple leaf with my step by step tutorial and you can make a wonderful, colorful collection of your own that can be reused for many seasons.

how to draw a maple leaf
Finished maple leaf, cut from brown paper.
How to Draw a Maple Leaf diagram found in the tutorial below.

If you are not fortunate enough to live around real maple leaves, especially when they are changing colors in the fall, no need to buy those cheesy plastic ones. Draw your own on some sturdy paper and you’ll have a much more creative (and climate friendly!) collection.


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  1. Prep: Print a tutorial for each student to follow.
  2. Students follow the tutorial to draw a large leaf with a pencil.
  3. The leaf is traced with a thick black Sharpie marker.
  4. Color Sticks are used to color in the leaf. Lots of very heavy coloring will create the best results.
  5. The leaf is cut out with a scissors and put on display.

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