Leaf art with pens
A quick and easy activity to spruce up your leaves!
Age Range: all ages
Duration: less than an hour
Time Of Day: any time
Category: art & creating
Gather a selection of pens that will write on your leaves.
We found acrylic pens and chalk pens work well – many cheaper markers work well too.
Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could the impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- Ideally collect leaves from the ground, but if picking leaves from a tree aim for minimal impact (seek permission when necessary )
Health & safety considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments. Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- collection of leaves
Collect some leaves
Find a flat surface
Take it further
Use spots for maths and counting.
Try tracing the veins and lines of the leaves – requires close observation!