Here in Ohio it’s almost fall. That’s when a spectacular display of color takes over for a week or two. I love connecting the beauty of nature to the arts- it’s so easy! Nature just offers so many color,s textures, and details to appreciate. This easy leaf art for kids uses free printable leaf templates and chalk pastels to create deceivingly complex layers of colorful leaves!
Pretty much all of us have folded up scraps of paper and made snowflake designs, right? These Japanese notan art inspired snowflakes go a step further and incorporate the idea of positive and negative space based on the Japanese concept of notan. A super small supply list, a graphic finished product, and little elemental art knowledge make this project a win!
I love this shadow drawing experience because it can be as simple or as complex as you choose. Artists of any age can sink into this shadow art activity that only requires pencil and paper but hits on some big ideas!