Friday, September 30, 2011

Making our Own Fall Leaves: Coffee Filter and Glue Gun Style

We've been busy making more fall around here.  This time we cut the leaves out of coffee filters, and drew on  lines with a glue gun.  Then I let the girls use watercolor paints to decorate the leaves.  It made for a pretty effect!

12 comments:

Helen said...

Do you think that would that work just using a white crayon to draw the lines?

Having Fun at Home said...

hmmm, good question.  Maybe we'll give it a try and report back later!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

This is very cool! I like the texture the glue creates, too!

Sue Walker said...

It IS pretty.  I never would have thought that could be so effective.

Youllthankmeoneday said...

I found you on Pinterest! I love this activity! 

Mistress2metal said...

Very cool! We just made coffee filter butterflies last night. Looks like I should have bought coffee filters at the store today lol

Melissa said...

These are beautiful! Love the glue gun idea....you could use puffy paint too! Does the glue peel off and leave white veins?

Kerry said...

I used regular school glue and it still worked well! Thanks for the idea!

Cassi said...

Such a great use for coffee filters! I'll be featuring this on The Crafty Crow :)

Missy Homemaker said...

What a fun craft! I'm going to do this with my son this week. Thank you!

Rachel said...

Wow, those are really, really pretty! I would love to link to your how-to if you didn't mind!

Pam Joseph said...

Love it! I think I'll be doing this with my son.

I featured this project in my craft/diy blog in "Inspired by Watercolor" post. (It should be posted today, if not, it'll be up tomorrow)