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Batik Maple Leaf

This leaf art project will teach kids how to draw a maple leaf, and then turn it into a kind of crayon batik.

Leaf art projects for kids

The key is to use cheap copy paper. Strange as it sounds, good drawing paper doesn’t work nearly as well.

 

MATERIALS
• Copy paper
• Black permanent marker, chisel tip
• Crayons
• Liquid watercolor paper

 

DIRECTIONS
1.  I showed students how to draw a leaf, as shown in my Maple Leaf post. The goal was to draw a large leaf in pencil that filled the paper.
2.  The finished pencil leaf was traced with a thick, black permanent marker.
3. The leaf was colored in heavily with an assortment of warm crayon colors.
4. The finished drawing was crumpled and opened at least 3 times, or until the wrinkles in the paper were very fine.
5. The entire drawing was brushed with watercolor paint. I chose blue to contrast the warm leaf colors, but lots of other colors would look great too.

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