1st and 2nd grade created crayon resist Fall Leaves. First, we discussed leaves, their texture and the veins in a leaf and colors. We also read Lois Ehlert's book, "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf." The children traced leaf shapes onto paper and drew in the veins of the leaves. The students used fall colors to paint inside the leaves with water colors. The last step was to paint the background with variations of purple water color. They turned out great.
Some students went over their leaves with oil pastels so that that veins would stand out a little bit more. Water color projects turn out very well. The color and variation are stunning.