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Leaf Doodling With Metallic Pens

Leaf Doodling With Metallic Pens
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

MaryLea Harris
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My daughters and I were inspired by the metallic leaf mandala doodles on one of our favorite blogs, The Artful Parent, to try this fun and simple project!

How We Did It

Leaf Doodling With Metallic Pens

The girls and I were collecting leaves on our walk home from school and thought it would be fun to embellish them with metallic markers. So, while I fixed dinner, I set up the girls with their pile of leaves and some metallic pens.

Leaf Doodling With Metallic Pens

They loved experimenting with the different leaf shapes and pen colors. One of my daughters enjoyed making gold and silver leaves by coloring the whole leaf with one pen. It really brought out the vein pattern! Use a light touch; if you press down too hard the leaves will tear.

Leaf Doodling With Metallic Pens

We decided to just play with the leaves and experiment. For our project, we used fresh leaves and they dried and curled the next day.

If you wanted your leaves to last a bit longer, try pressing and drying them for a bit first and give them a protective coating of Mod Podge before you decorate them with the pens. Happy decorating!

Keywords

fall leaves drawing

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cool

posted by: Natalia on 10.11.2014

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Loved the idea of doodling on leaves. Linked you. http://mylipstickchronicles.blogspot.be/2014/08/top-3-crafts-to-do-this-week.html

posted by: Keerti on 8.9.2014

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Your leaves are Awesome! http://www.iheartsweetgirls.blogspot.com

posted by: Marilyn on 3.28.2014

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how long do they keep before crumbling apart? making hand made Christmas presents and thought I could incorporate some of these but didn't know if they would keep

posted by: Dana on 11.4.2013

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posted by: Anne on 1.30.2013

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LOVED painting our nature walk finds with metallic markers (from our robot crate!). Thanks for the terrific idea!

posted by: Amanda on 10.15.2012

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Those are BEAUTIFUL, thanks for sharing!

posted by: Yale on 10.16.2012

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posted by: Laura on 10.16.2012

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Loved this one!!

posted by: Laura on 10.16.2012

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