Kindergarten Fall Leaf PrintsThis week, as the leaves are beginning to turn and fall, the kindergartners made prints using fall leaves! We began this week with a question:
What is a print?
Hand prints and foot prints were examples that came readily to mind. From there the children quickly uncovered that a print (in art) is when you press a painted/textured object onto a piece of paper to make a copy of that object.
The kids began by creating their own printing block using a small wooden block and wrapping it with a long piece of yarn. Then they rolled green paint over their printing blocks with a roller and then pressed the block onto their paper to create green grass along the ground of their pieces.
They were also free to use their rollers to add large areas of color to the black paper. Many chose to fill their sky with blue and white using the rollers. The texture and color variation they achieved was amazing!
And finally, the kids were supplied with red, orange and yellow/gold paint along with a selection of maples leaves. They went to work painting the back (bumpy) sides of their leaves and pressing them onto their blue and green backgrounds.