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Paint + Water Bottle = Fall Leaf Painting

Paint + Water Bottle = Fall Leaf Painting
Messiness: High
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Brittany Morazan
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Did you know that the tools to create a masterpiece are only as far away as your recycling bin? Grab an empty water bottle and some paint--and you're well on your way to capturing the beauty of autumn's changing leaves.

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Paint + Water Bottle = Fall Leaf Painting

To start, I put out a mess mat to protect our workspace. Paint and very young kids = a very fun but MESSY activity!

Have your child draw a tree on a blank piece of paper. (Younger kids may need some grownup assistance with this step.) Gather your supplies and have the kids dip the edge of the water bottle or the bottle's cap into the paint. (You may want to demonstrate.)

Paint + Water Bottle = Fall Leaf Painting
Then have them stamp the cap onto the paper to make leaves
Paint + Water Bottle = Fall Leaf Painting

My daughter used bottle to stamp and then used her hands to blend it in.

Paint + Water Bottle = Fall Leaf Painting

I loved this activity because it was a very festive art project that even young toddlers could enjoy. Isn't her artwork gorgeous?!


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this is really cool i am def. gonna try it and i am 11 i need some things to buy me some time :)

posted by: teddy on 6.7.2014

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That's really cool. I am 13 but I am still going to try it!>.

posted by: Mirun on 4.25.2014

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lovely way to get your children to use their imaginations thkns..

posted by: georgina on 10.13.2013

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My child and I completed Paint + Water Bottle = Fall Leaf Painting.

posted by: Melissa on 7.5.2013

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posted by: Melissa on 11.13.2012

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