Paper Pulp Fall leaf Craft ~ Paint and Play
It is time for another Paint and Play Challenge alongside Mess for Less, Growing A Jeweled Rose and Blog Me Mom. Thanksgiving is right around the corner so it seemed like perfect theme for this weeks challenge. If your kids love sensory play, then they will love this simple Fall Leaf Craft for kids. A simple invite to play and create.
Fall Leaf Craft:
- Yellow, Orange and Red Paper Pulp
- White glue ~ No need to measure, just mix in a dollop of glue to each color of wet paper pulp.
- Leaf shaped cookie cutter
- Cookie sheet or tray
I invited the kids to simply squish the wet paper pulp into the cookie cutter. They loved the soft texture of the pulp. Our simple Spider Sensory Play and Paper Pulp Trees were also a hit. There is something so wonderful and inviting about the texture of paper pulp.
I am using the word paint very loosely (so that our project fits the Paint and Play challenge). However, the colored paper pulp works just like a thick “paint”. I love how beautiful the colors of pulp mixed and mingled together.
You can see the water squishing out from under the cookie cutter. The more water that is squeezed out, the quicker your little fall leaf with dry.
The wet pulp easily holds its shape, however take care when lifting the cookie cutter so you don’t damage the tips of the leaf. You can also gently lay a paper towel on top of the wet leaf and press lightly to remove a little more water.
This was such a simple project. It took a little time to create the paper pulp, however the actual project only took a few moments. It will take a few days for the leaves to dry completely. They will look beautiful as part of our Thanksgiving table.
Make sure to check out these Fun Thanksgiving Activities:
Fine Motor Corn Art from Blog Me Mom
Turkey Rockets from Growing A Jeweled Rose
Pumpkin Turkey Craft from Mess for Less