Leaf Prints & Q-Tip Art, Take 2

Some crafts are so nice, they deserve to be done twice!  Or at least, once a year!  Making leaf prints and painting with Q-Tips were two of my favorite crafts from last year, even with one-year-old Em who was just learning the pleasure of painting, so I thought we should give them another go round this year with two older, slightly more mature artists!

All you need is a bunch of paint smeared on a cookie sheet, and a large piece of paper.  Then go collect some green, non-crunchy leaves in different shapes and sizes (which is a great opportunity to talk about different types of plants) and stamp away!

In this instance, there is no such thing as too much paint.  The more paint, the better.  Make sure you press down completely, including the stem to get the best and most accurate stamp of the leaf.

And once you run out of leaves, don’t waste the leftover paint!  Pull out some Q-tips for some more painting fun!

And when the novelty has worn off with that, there are always ten pudgy fingers with tons of creases, just waiting to dip into the action!

We had a lot of fun, and made a birthday gift in the process!  Nothing says a gift made with love than fingerpaint with a creative spin on it.  How else are you painting this summer?  I’d love to hear!  There’s no better way to spend a Saturday morning, and I love to try some new crafts.  Leave a comment and let me know!

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