Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Crafty Wednesday: Fall Colors Place Mat

Each Wednesday we'll bring you a fun craft to make with your kids!

This week's craft is...

Fall Colors Place Mat

white and black construction paper
tempera paint
paper towels
fallen leaves
clear contact paper

In a sink or a water table, wet one side of a large sheet of white construction paper. Use paintbrushes to drop yellow, green and red tempera paint around on the wet side of the paper. Tip the paper back and forth so that the colors run together, you may want to add a little more water to get an all over effect. Let it dry on some paper towels. Place several collected leaves on the large sheet of black construction paper (do not glue). Trace around the leaves. Remove the leaves. Carefully cut out the leaves. When the color swirled paper is dry, glue the black paper on top of it so that the colors show through the leaf cut out shapes. This is a great effect. You can add a decorative edge to the place mat. When done, place clear contact paper over the mat, or laminate.

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