Marbled Fall Leaves
Activity DesignerMelissa Klinker
This fun activity features a technique using shaving cream and food coloring to create a marbled effect on some pretty paper leaves for fall. It also leaves the paper smelling nice, too!
What You'll Need
How We Did It
Start by printing out the leaves printable on cardstock. Next, cut out your leaves (V.'s not quite old enough for scissors yet--but of course this is a step that slightly older kids can do on their own). Then gather all materials and tools for the project.
Squirt shaving cream in your tray. (This is a fun but messy part to let your child do). Have your child use the cardboard or spreader to spread out the shaving cream so it covers the entire tray.
Using the skewer or toothpick, have your child swirl the food coloring around the shaving cream to create swirls of color. V loved swirling together all the pretty colors.
Lay out leaves (shaving cream side up) on a paper towel. Have your child hold down the leaf and then gently wipe off the shaving cream from each leaf.