We’re taking part in #30DaysWild once again this June. If you’ve not come across #30DaysWild before, it’s a challenge set by The Wildlife Trusts to do one wild thing each day in June and connect with nature. We always enjoy getting outside, taking a closer look at nature and learning new things along the way. Sophie particularly loves doing nature arts and crafts. Rainbow leaf printing is a brilliant and simple way of doing leaf prints and the results look very effective.
You will need:
- Marker pens in various colours
- A leaf
1) Colour in the back of the leaf using marker pens, starting with red at the top and continuing with the different colours of the rainbow, finishing with violet at the bottom.
2) Place the leaf on your piece of paper, coloured side down. Gently press the leaf down to transfer the colours to the paper.
3) Lift the leaf up to reveal the rainbow-coloured leaf print.
We had lots of fun experimenting with different shapes and sizes of leaf, arranging them on the paper to make patterns. You can also try using different colours and drawing different patterns on the back of your leaf and then using these to create pictures. We used our leaves to make butterflies, dragonflies, trees and a peacock. What pictures can you create?