This week my 3rd and 4th grade students kicked off the first week of Fall by making leaf prints!! These leaves came off a sycamore tree and have a sort of fuzz on the back that soaks up the watercolors and allows them to blend beautifully!
I let them paint it however they wanted. This student painted the sky on hers and asked me to take a picture of the leaf against the sky to see the camouflage effect!
We used the crayola 16 color box which is my absolute fav right now!
Students learned about craftsmanship and we talked about keeping their paper background nice and clean without smudges.