Beautiful Fall Art: Gel Glue resist with Watercolor

This project was TONS of fun … and pretty simple for the kids to create TRULY beautiful fall art.  We used small canvas in which I drew a leaf with pencil:

I then took gel glue and traced over the pencil lines.  I would have loved for Henry (age 5) to do this part himself (Honor, at 2 years of age, is still a bit young for that) … but he was NOT interested in crafting that day.

Once dry, and all of us in the mood for crafting, we used watercolor to paint the canvas:

It was amazing to watch how much the projects changed throughout the process.  I wish I would have taken more photos, but we were too busy creating!  We will definitely be doing similar projects in the future … maybe even re-doing this one each November!

Got this idea from Pink and Green Mama …  See it here.

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Hannah

    I featured this project, as well as your coffee filter leaves, on my blog today. Thanks for linking up to the All Year Round Blog Carnival: Autumn!

  2. Bethany

    I can’t wait to try these! We are All Year Round Blog Carnival co-hosts and we’ve featured you here .

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