Saturday, October 4, 2008

Falling For You

Hooray for FALL!!
Here is a cute little fall activity to do with some cute little people.

Grab some sponges, Liquid Tempera Paint in fall colors, a Sharpie and some scissors.

Whenever Amy and I have done these in the past, we used those Miracle Sponges or Magic sponges that are dry and flat like paper so you can draw or trace on them and cut out your shapes easily and then you just get them wet and they expand into a regular sponge. I went looking for them recently and they were about $15 for 2 sheets at Michaels and I didn't have a coupon with me. Being the cheapskate I am sometimes, I just opted for regular sponges from Walmart and they worked out just fine.

Draw and cut out your leaf shapes.

We also did a pumpkin shape as well as a stem and a tiny leaf.

Squirt some paint on a styrofoam plate. We used red, orange, brown and a little green. Now turn those little people loose and watch them work.

It can get a little messy.

But it's worth it.


Jennifer said...

OK, that's amazing!!!!

The Evans said...

I love this idea. Thanks!!!

Rob, Brooke and Caleb said...

This looks like fun! And the end result looks great!!

Heidi said...

What kind of paint do you use? Acrylic? Tempera?

Janet said...

Liquid tempera paint works the best. To get it off the windows, I just sprayed it with the water hose and it came right off. Then I cleaned it like normal with Windex. Acrylic paint would require more scrubbing.