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This craft was totally done to YC. We had hundreds of leaves left over from doing the leaf chromatography experiment the other day and YC asked if we could paint them. Why not? We did a leaf printing craft around 3 years ago, but YC simply wanted to decorate our leftover leaves. I love it when YC and EC come up with craft ideas, they are always so eager to share their ideas and see them through.

You will need:

  • Leaves
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes

The first thing you are going to need are leaves, and plenty of them. If you leave them to dry a bit then make sure you put them into a book to flatten them. Otherwise they begin to curl up, which can make it tricky to paint them.

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YC and I really enjoyed doing this craft together. EC was at an after school club, so this was perfect nanny and charge bonding time. We created patterns and monsters and some we just simple painted with nothing in mind.

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Autumn art project for kids - painting leaves

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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