Look Who's Hiding in the Leaves! - Fall Bulletin Board

Fall Leaf Bulletin Board Idea

How cute would this be as a fall bulletin board?! Perfectly capturing the colors (and fun!) of the season, we envision several large piles of raked leaves with your students' beaming faces peeking out of them! Not only is it a fun way to display your kiddos photos, we love that the design would incorporate student created crafts and could make the transition from the beginning of fall to Thanksgiving - i.e. no need to change it out multiple times from September to November!

Fall Leaf Crafts

There are various combinations of supplies that you can use to create watercolor fall leaves...

  • Base. Coffee filters, paper towel, or tissue paper.
  • Color. Washable markers or liquid watercolors.

[NOTE: You could even use simple notebook paper and markers!]

Simply cut leaf shapes from your selected base material and invite your kiddos to use markers or watercolors to create designs on the leaves. If using markers, an extra step is involved to create the swirled watercolor look. Lay the leaves out flat on recycled magazines or an old vinyl tablecloth and use a spray bottle to spritz them with water. Your kiddos will enjoy seeing the colors bleed/blend together to create gorgeous watercolor swirls!

Look Who's Hiding in the Leaves!

  • Background: Aqua bulletin board paper.
  • Title: “Look Who's Hiding in the Leaves!”
  • Border: Complimentary solid color trimmer or fall themed bulletin board border.
  • Decoration: Use your students' leaf crafts to create several large 'piles' of leaves. Print photos of your students and, using scissors to first cut out their faces, 'hide' the photos among the leaves. Add fall accents to the scene – i.e. use brown bulletin board paper to create a large tree trunk and branches, natural and gray bulletin board paper to create a rake, etc. to complete the scene. {Or simply stick with piles of leaves!}

Please note that the above project was created using an image with the following credits: photo © Tanya Little, Flickr http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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