There is just something so satisfying about seeing the end result of some good old fashioned smoosh painting, isn't there? We combined Autumn colors for this recycled material leaf artwork.

Start with:

  • Cardstock
  • Paint
  • Textured Cardboard
  • Paper Grocery Bag Handles
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Create it!

Step 1: Fold a piece of white cardstock in half. Add blobs of paint to one side. Press the two halves of cardstock together. Gently open to reveal the unique smoosh paint pattern. Allow to paint to dry.

Step 2: Cut a piece of textured cardboard the same size as the cardstock.

Step 3: On the back of the textured cardboard, draw leaf shapes with pencil.

Step 4: Carefully cut out the leaf shapes, leaving the textured cardboard in one piece.

Step 5: Glue the textured cardboard on top of the cardstock.

Step 6: Pull the paper handles off of two paper grocery bags.

Step 7: Glue the paper handles to the edges of the textured cardboard to create a frame. Trim as needed.

Leaves aren't changing colors yet where you live or maybe you haven't been able to find all the colors? Add any colors you like in this fun process art project!