Art Project #43: Fine Line Fall Leaves

We were looking for some fun fall themed art projects and my boys could not agree on just one project... so we decided to do all 3! We had gone to Art Projects for Kids site and looked up "leaves." This is often my go to place when trying to think up fun art projects for my boys.  Her site is filled with wonderful ideas and such easy to follow instructions!

 We started with the fine line drawing of leaves.  Evan picked this as part of our 100 Days of Art Challenge.

It was a nice, easy, non- messy art project.  We started by lightly drawing long lines that would be the stem of our leaves.  Then we made a large x toward one end to make our cross lines for the leaves and lightly traced out our leaf shapes.

Using fine line markers and a ruler we started making our leaves.  We traced over our vein lines and used the outlines of our leaves as a guide on where to stop drawing our lines.

When ever leaf was filled in we erased the lines around the outside of the leaves and we were left with little leaf skeletons.

1/2 way through his project 

Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 8: Oil pastel flowers
Project 9: Fingerprint dandelions 
Project 10: Beaded Sun Catchers
Project 11: Bird Crafts and Snacks
Project 12: Color Mixing Butterflies
Project 13: Water Gun Art 
Project 14: Using Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouette Paintings 
Project 16: Painting Pet Rocks
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist 
Project 18: Water Bottle Windsock 
Project 19: Stained Glass Kits 
Project 20: Tin Can Windsock
Project 21: Firework Glue Art
Project 22: Qixel Art
Project 23: Makit Bakit Kits 
Project 24: Wood Burning Project 
Project 25: Making Our Own Raft
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 27: Paper Bowl Jellyfish 
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Proejct 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles
Project 30: Chalk Pastel Paintings 
Project 31: Washi Tape Votive Holders
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 34: Tissue Paper Transfer
Project 35: Stained Glass Class
Project 36: Visiting the Art Museum 
Project 37: Taking an Art Class
Project 38: Making Minecraft T-shirts
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 41: Wax Resist Watercolors
Project 42: Splatter Paint on Canvas


  1. Those are super cool looking. I love non messy projects.

  2. These are so pretty! Who knew that leaf skeletons could be so beautiful!

  3. Love this idea-and all of your arts & craft ideas:) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I sure do try! Hoping to pass on that crafty gene to the boys.

  4. Very nice! Especially for a fall project. Thanks for sharing on the Virtual Fridge!


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