Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Watercolor Leaf Garland

When was the last time you held a crayon? Here's another post that I made for the Childhood and Nostalgia issue of Katha Magazine. For this project we’ll show you how to make a leaf garland using crayons and watercolor. If you ask me, I really missed that waxy texture when you color with crayons! This is cute for nature themed parties especially since spring time is coming.


Materials:
- Watercolor paper or oslo paper
- Crayons
- Watercolor paint
- Paint brush
- Scissors
- String


With your crayons, draw different kinds of leaves on the paper. You can pick the leaves outside and copy their shapes. They don’t have to be perfect.

Paint the leaves with watercolor. Use more water if you want to blend two colors or more. Dark watercolor over light crayon will look best! I really loved the green paint and yellow crayon combination.

Let the leaves dry for about thirty minutes. When it’s completely dry, cut them one by one with a pair of scissors.


Punch holes at the top portion of the leaves with a puncher then string them altogether with yarn, or twine. Another option is use a needle to string all the leaves together.

Then hang your garland by the window, around the walls, or anywhere!

1 comment:

  1. I'm the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your leaf garland! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/watercolor-leaf-garland/

    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we'd love for you to submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can get one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a neat project idea!

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