Fall is just around the corner here in Connecticut, and there is nothing that I love more than collecting leaves and making them into art. This drawing technique is so simple. You need just one material, and the drying time is only seconds!
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I am a sucker for patterns. I could draw on brown leaves with white chalk markers all day! I have this desire to make these into wallpaper. How gorgeous would that be in a bathroom?
My teen daughters made these. Are you ready to find out about which markers we used? Keep scrolling…
Yesterday I found these big and beautiful leaves on a walk with a friend. I tried hard not to pick up every leaf that I saw because my kids keep telling me that it was weird (tweens). I restrained myself and only stopped to pick up a few red ones. How could I not? I came home and drew on them immediately.
I love using chalk markers because they come in these cool neon colors, they are opaque, you can wipe them off with your finger (and some spit) if you mess up, they dry quickly, and they are super easy for kids to use.
There are many different chalk markers out there to choose from. Honestly, I think all of them are probably great. I prefer these Bistro markers because the tip is rounded, instead of chiseled like a highlighter. And they come in a skinny marker or chunky.
Get the Bistro chalk markers here!
This last leaf is one that I found when in Punta Cana on vacation, it’s called a Seagrape leaf. They are huge and they are everywhere, and so perfect for drawing on.
I used a heart punch in the middle. Doesn’t everyone travel with a heart punch?
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