Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
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kids club® watercolor fall leaves

Step 1
Click here to download and print the template. Cut out shapes. 
Step 2
Fold a sheet of watercolor paper in half width-wise. Folded size is 6" x 9". 
Step 3
For a round leaf, use a ruler to draw a diagonal line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Cut along the line that was made in Step 3. Discard the cut off corner triangle pieces. 
Step 4
For a pointed leaf, line the template shape along the bottom edge and the folded side of the watercolor paper. Trace and cut out the shape. 
Step 5
Open up the watercolor paper to reveal a triangle (rounded leaf) or tree shape (pointed leaf). 
Step 6
Using a brown or green crayon, draw horizontal lines about 1" apart all the way up the folded crease in the center of your cutout shape. 
Step 7
Use the image as a guide to create veins in the leaf. Make these branch off from the horizontal lines drawn in Step 6 
Step 8
Paint the paper using watercolors. Let dry. 
Step 9
Accordion-fold the paper on the crayon lines drawn in Step 6. 
 
TIP: To avoid the white (back) side of the paper showing, make the first fold under and toward the back of the shape. 
Step 10
Once the entire shape has been accordion-folded, fold it in half.
 
TIP: For a symmetric shaped leaf, be sure to fold the strip so that the ends are roughly the same length and touch each other.
Step 11
Fold a brown or green chenille stem in half and twist it around the center of the fold made in Step 10. Twist the free ends together and cut to desired stem length. 
Step 12
Run a line of glue along one sides of the accordion fold above the chenille stem up the tip. 
Step 13
Refold the shape above the chenille stem, attaching both sides. Press together for a few minutes to allow the glue to dry. 
Step 14
Fluff the accordion folds out to reveal the shape of a leaf.
 
TIP: If there are any uneven ends at the top of the leaf, cut them off at an angle.
 
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