dyed leaves

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The past couple days we’ve used eye droppers to make fall leaves.  We discussed with the children that many different jobs use tools that are very similar to eye droppers.  Chefs use basters (which we said are basically big versions of the eye dropper) and scientists use eye dropper like instruments when doing experiments.  Hey, I had to tie our theme into our art somehow – I know this was a stretch!  🙂

Anyways, so I die-cut white paper towels into oak leaf shapes and the children used red, orange, and yellow liquid watercolors (I love those things) to dye them to look like fall leaves.  After they dried we hung them from the ceiling.  They turned out awesome!  They are simply beautiful and give the room a nice burst of color!  I also have owls hanging from the ceiling (I cut owl shapes out of their car paintings) so they look nice together.   We have pumpkins hanging on the wall (their toothbrush paintings) – so the room is beginning to really look like fall – my favorite time of year!

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About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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