Here’s a quick and easy Halloween craft. We picked up some nice leaves at the park the other day and realized they looked a lot like bats. I think these are from a large maple tree.
It’s best to get a leaf that isn’t too dried out or it will crack. I cut off the stem and the girls painted them with watercolor paints on the textured side. The leaf resists a bit, but if you keep applying the paint it will adhere. Then we just turned them over and printed on paper. I traced around the outside with a black pencil to give it some definition and my three-year-old drew the bat head. She has just started making representational drawings and is so proud of herself.