This was a favourite autumn activity when I taught grade one. There were "Eureka!" moments as kids discovered how to create beautiful shades using just the primary colours.
Materials: tempera or acrylic paints (red, blue, yellow, black, white); Q-tips, small sponges, yogurt lids, poster paper, raffia
- Trace leaf shapes on back of paper.
- The yogurt lid is your paint tray. Use the sponge to randomly dab yellow and red paint on your paper.
- Experiment by mixing different colours with your Q-tip. Completely fill your paper with fall colours.
- When dry, cut out leaf shapes. Attach a raffia bow.