We’ve been having fun with rolling pin stamp painting since we first saw the adorable stamping activity from Thrive 360. Since we don’t get to witness fall leaves firsthand I thought Tinker might enjoy creating her own colorful fall leaves using this technique. And although she didn’t quite follow the directions she had fun and enjoyed the process. Here’s what we did.
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First we covered our work space with paper. Then we covered our rolling pin with cling wrap to make clean up easier. We worked together to place foam stickers all over the covered rolling pin. Smaller stickers tend to stay on best, but even the ones we had the peeled off at the edges stayed on for the painting activity.
Then we finally set out our paint. We used red and yellow, but you can use any combination off fall colors that you’d like.
Samantha recommends applying the paint with a foam brush to get the most clear stamp on the paper, but Tinker wanted no part of that. She preferred to roll the pin through the paint and see what happens. I say let your child decide which approach to use.
Either way you come out some beautiful art work. Using two colors Tinker could easily see spots where the red and yellow were combining to make orange, and she loved it!
When you’re finished you can hang the art as is, use it to wrap a fall gift, or turn it into the leaves of a fall tree on an autumn display. Enjoy!
Extend the Learning with Literature
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
MORE FALL LEAF ART INSPIRATION: 24 creative fall leaf art project ideas for kids!
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Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set currently includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Roll and Say Fall ABC Game (uppercase and lowercase versions)
2) Roll and Count Leaves Math Game
3) Small Leaf Cards for Sorting and Patterning
4) Sight Word Trees Activity Mats, Letter Cards, and Sight Word Cards
5) Color Word Leaf Cards
6) Leaf Number Cards (0-35)
7) Sorting Leaves Color Mats and Leaf Cards
8) Fall Leaves Emergent Reader (3 versions)
9) Leaf Observation Recording Sheet
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