Fall is here and that means it’s time for leaf projects! These almost mess-free leaf silhouette paintings will have your kids enjoying every drip of fall beauty without creating a stressful mess of goo to clean up! That’s always a plus, right? I say almost because you still have to clean up paper scraps etc. But paint mess? No more worries!
These silhouette paintings capture the beauty of the colorful, falling leaves by using specially designed paint in vivid colors.
You remember we believe in simple around here, right? This will be the simplest, but most beautiful leaf project your child has ever completed! Ok, parents, you’ll be tempted to make a few yourself!
Some parents cringe when you mention painting. Why is that? Because parents live in he real world. In the real world art gets messy. But real world art just got better. I’m thrilled that Kwik Stix sponsored this post and gave me an opportunity to make your real world art just a little less messy — ok, a lot less messy! You’ll be thrilled to add their products to your craft supply room!
With a typical painting adventure where kids are involved, towels and smocks can’t even contain the mess. Am I right? But that all changes today, busy parent. I’ve just discovered a no-mess way to paint that makes the set-up and clean-up hassle-free! How’s that for simple?!
Kwik Stix are solid tempera paint sticks that dry in 90 seconds. Seriously, get out a timer and see for yourself. Ninety seconds! They’re great to use on paper, wood, canvas, cardboard, and more! So, yes, crafty mom friends you can make all that holiday DIY decor you’ve been drooling over on Pinterest with Kwik Stix too! The colors layer and blend together like regular tempera paint, but there’s little to no mess to clean up! Want to know a secret? I didn’t even have to cover our work surface. That’s my kind of no-fuss painting!
The Kwik Stix paint sticks come in a variety of color collections — basic, classic, neon, and metallic (Metalix). The gold in the Metalix collection was one of my favorites! And it’s perfect for fall or winter holidays — just sayin’! The whole Metalix collection was amazing and the colors all had a brilliant sheen. Psst! Don’t worry. You don’t have to drool over these new, fun paint products for long! We’re giving away FIVE prize packs. Yep. There will be FIVE winners — so hurry up and enter at the bottom of this post!
We duplicated the colors of fall in our leaf silhouette paintings and focused on creating gorgeous masterpieces with the reds, golds, oranges, yellows, browns, and greens from various color collections. Kwik Stix has so many colors to choose from!
The paint glides on creating bold colors and strokes that are perfect for a painted leaf craft. Ready to try this craft with your kids? Grab those fall colored paints and let’s get started! Oh, and you may want to have a few frames handy. These almost mess-free leaf silhouettes are too pretty to hang on the fridge — they need a frame to display, keep and cherish! Oh, and don’t forget to download the leaf printable! Oh, and after your kids dig into this fun craft, celebrate your love for leaves by making a leaf side outside! You’ll definitely be a superhero parent after this day!
Almost Mess-free Leaf Silhouette Painting
Quik Stix Tempera Paint Sticks
Paper (We used heavy cardstock.)
1. Print off a copy of the leaf printable provided in this post. If you need more leaves, extra copies can be printed.
2. Cut out the leaves from the printable.
3. Secure them to a piece of heavy paper or cardstock with a small piece of tape.
4. Paint around the leaves with the Quik Stix paint sticks.
5. Gently removed the leaf cutouts you taped on in Step 3.
6. Display or frame your leaf silhouette painting.
Do you think you’d like to try Kwik Stix with your kids? Several of the paint stick collections are available at Target.com. Starting November 1, 2016 Kwik Stix 6 packs of Basic and Metalix colors will even be available in Target stores!
When was the last time you painted with your kids? Do you have a project in mind that you might like to use the Kwik Stix for? Enter below for a chance to grab your Kwix Stix gift! Check out the FIVE prizes we’re giving away! <3
Thanks to Kwik Stix for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.