We had such an excellent time making this lovely, autumn art.
After collecting a bag of autumn leaves of all different shapes and sizes, we arranged them on a huge piece of paper. I used some wallpaper backing-roll, which is a super-cheap way to buy excellent quality paper. If anything, it was slightly too thick for this project and I might try again using thinner paper, next time.
We chose some autumn-leaf coloured wax crayons.
Here's our final leaf arrangement - quite pretty in its own right.
Then we put another layer of paper over the top and began to make leaf-rubbings with the wax crayons.
I've taped the paper down so it doesn't slip too much during the colouring process.
Everyone joined in!
Then we used diluted food-colouring to make a colour-wash over the leaf rubbings, giving a lovely wax-resist effect.
Elizabeth said this was her BEST part of the day.
Francesca had fun with it too.
I haven't got a photo of the finished article just yet, but it's a gorgeous mass of autumny colours and leaf shapes. It would make a beautiful wall-hanging or some very posh hand-made wrapping paper.