Fall is well underway in our area of the world, and the leaves on the trees have turned bright shades of red, orange, and yellow in the past few weeks. The colorful leaves provide wonderful inspiration for art projects, and this fall leaf salad spinner art activity is one of my favorites.
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Supplies to Collect
For this fun and easy art project, gather the following supplies:
- salad spinner
- white cardstock paper
- red, yellow, green, and orange tempera paint
- paint pots
- leaf tracer
The Fall Leaf Salad Spinner Art Project
To do this art project, pick a leaf to trace and cut from white cardstock. I feature a maple leaf, as it fits nicely in a salad spinner and has an interesting shape. Cut out a few paper leaves for each child participating.
Next, pour red, yellow, orange, and green paint into small containers, and add a teaspoon to each paint pot.
Then have participants take turns placing a paper leaf in the spinner, dripping paint colors on top, and spinning the salad spinner as fast as they can.
The resulting paint patterns are always a delightful surprise, and the arty leaves are display-worthy. And they make a great addition to year-end school memory albums.
The salad spinner cleans up surprisingly well with soap and water at the end of the art session.
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