This past Wednesday, we might have done our best craft yet for Toddlers, Twos and Threes Art Group. Armed with liquid watercolors, brushes, eye droppers, and spray bottles, we transformed plain white leaves (made of diffusion paper, the same material used to make coffee filters) into wonderful Autumn decorations. The process was incredibly simple:
But the results were nothing less than beautiful:
We used pre-cut diffusion paper leaves, but you can do the same project at home by cutting coffee filters into the shapes of your choice. You will need to help really young children with applying the watercolors, but kids even as young as three can handle the eye droppers and spray bottles with relative ease.
Have the filters cut and the kids ready but, alas, no watercolors? No problem! Food coloring makes an easy substitute – just be watchful for staining.
For the finished results, you can use construction paper or recycled brown paper bags to display the artwork. Solo leaves can be made into garlands, wreaths, bookmarks… almost anything!
Toddlers, Twos and Threes Art Group meets every Wednesday at 10 am and is open to all members and visitors (with paid admission to PTLL’s playspace). The group is run by Megan Spak and Elisabeth Moyer.