Monday, October 13, 2014

Leaves Out

We're happy to share Round 3 of our Family Street Art projects!



For Round One the kids and I painted rocks and spread them out all over town.  For Round Two we painted sticks and did the same.  We thought for Round Three we'd give leaves a try...

Here are some close ups:

 




Isaac painted the blue ones, Gracie the oranges, Lily the pinks, and Dad the yellows.

And here are the leaves out in the wild:


















 



 



AND... here's a special treat!  This time we filmed some behind-the-scenes VIDEO:


(music: "Helicopter" by the band Branches, used with permission)


36 comments:

Jen Weindorf said...

Those are too cute! Such a great idea!

Lisa Nazario-Gregory said...

That is just toooo awesome!!!

Rose Chislom said...

What fun for the kids!!!

Debra Ellis Beck said...

These are fab!

Darlene Propp said...

How very cute, and appropriate for this time of year.

Cindy Blood-Guessford said...

So clever!

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute ideas.

Gattina said...

Very creative !

Dominique Goh said...

Love your leaves..so cool!! Going to steal the idea and do it with my kids :)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

what a great idea!

Julie Abrell said...

I'm sure this tickled A LOT of people...great job!

Betty said...

Sounds like fun! I'd enjoy that at my age and I'm 68. I'm afraid if I started painting leaves and hanging them around town my kids would worry. Some things you just have to do while you're young.

Cleone Tucker said...

Crazy fun! So cute! that will put a BIG smile on the face of these lucky finders!

Brenda Noble Allen said...

This sweet video just made my day! Love the spontaneous creativity !

Linda Wood said...

I love this, The leaf monsters just make me feel happy. Would you mind if someone copied them?

Z-Kids said...

Go right ahead, Linda!
When we did the first project with rocks, we received all sorts of feedback about people making plans to host their own rock painting parties -- as families, as neighborhoods, as public events at local toy stores and libraries -- and all around the globe (New York... Australia...)
I hope lots of people continue to be inspired to branch out with similar activities! It's a great memory maker:)
Z-Dad

Mandy Sicard said...

wonderful! will have to do this with my kids!

jeannettestgermain said...

Paper projects are always a great idea for kids! Especially when they're so colorful.

Jessica McCrary said...

I'd like to say awesome ideas however the real awesomeness comes from not squashing her dreams!

Susanne Skene said...

I LOVE the video and plan to show it to my granddaughter. We're going to have fun fun fun

Joane Wisenhunt said...

This is so darn cute and fun for kids - it encourages them to give freely but to be artistic too. Way to go kids

Anonymous said...

What fantastic artwork you made to Share with other people--- each of you has made a person Happy, and the World is a Better place because of You!!

Laura Ludwig Hamor said...

I ADORE THIS!!

Karen Windness said...

If I found one of these, I'd be so happy! What a great way to honor creativity in a conscientious way.

edenhills said...

These are so cute!

Lisa Nelson said...

This is such a fantastic idea! I was looking for something "leaf art" to do with my kids. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Michelle Cannon said...

How CUTE! Love the blog name, too.

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a clever and inspiring idea! Such a simple activity to bring joy to so many!

Anonymous said...

Excellente idée !!! Un vrai plaisir pour les enfants (et les parents) du début à la fin, et un peu de joie pour les passants...

Marisol Diaz said...

Love this and commend such extraordinary family entertainment ... Bringing surprise and smiles to the heart and mind that is open to see it as we hurry through our lives is worth gold... I've done guerrilla art workshops with adults and the generosity of giving art, joy of spreading creativity, beauty, surprise and generosity never ceases to thrill ppl! Bravo to this Momma -these memories are priceless!!!

Ruth McNally Barshaw said...

A. Z., this is brilliant. Great job, all the way around.

Sian Melenka said...

What fabulous, beautiful, creative, amazing and kind family energies you have...keep doing it...you made me smile this AM and I can only imagine the many smiles you have given others...LOVE IT!

StarryTelling said...

Would love to try that here in my town. What kind of paint did you use? non toxic? Acrylic?

Diane Chambers-Stewart said...

Parenting Level: EXPERT

haydave said...

I love this idea! What kind of paint did you use on the leaves - real leaves - correct? thx dave

Z-Kids said...

Yep real leaves. We collected them and then pressed them between the pages of some books for a while before painting.
And we used Acrylic paints. Those seem to hold up pretty well in outdoor weather.
Thanks for all the kind feedback everyone!