Leaf Paintbrushes

With fall around the corner and brisk air upon us, we've been taking longer and longer walks to admire the color-changing leaves on trees. After collecting beautiful and vibrant fallen leaves, we decided to create nature-inspired paintbrushes! We had a fun time learning about all kinds of leaves, and enjoying their sweet, woodsy fragrance!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Take a walk outside and find different kinds of branches / leaves to make your paint brushes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Bundle the leaves to wrap around one end of a branch.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Hold the bundle of leaves and the branch with one hand, and wrap your string to secure the leaves onto the branch.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Securely tie the string with a double knot! We created an assortment of leaves with findings from different trees.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Once you have made all your leaf paintbrushes, test them out with some paint! What kinds of textures do they create? Which type of brush is your favorite?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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