This is a guest post by the amazingly creative Valerie from Frugal Family Fun Blog:
These textured nature prints are a fun way to get the kids connecting with nature while enjoying a fun art project too! You will need tissue paper, watered down glue, cardboard (recycled boxes), crayons, and a few leaves gathered from around the yard. Be sure to look for leaves with thick veins to get lots of texture!
Brush the watered down glue onto the cardboard. The cardboard may curl a bit, but that is okay…
Arrange your leaves onto the cardboard!
Cover with a sheet of tissue paper, then reapply a layer of watered-down glue. (Repeat this step 2 more times to build up lots of texture in your nature print.)
My daughter enjoyed this step the most!!
Allow to dry overnight. If the cardboard is still a bit curled, place a heavy book on top. Outline with marker, or do a crayon rubbing over top to make the texture “pop”, if desired. Attach some ribbon and display your nature print proudly in your home!
Valerie Deneen is the author of Frugal Family Fun Blog where she blogs daily about her obsessions with inexpensive craft and activity ideas, money saving tips, and all around good times on a budget. Drop her a line on Twitter @FamFunBlog or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FamFunBlog to say hi!!