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    fall art
    By mike

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    one thing i do with my grade one class...actually we are starting it tomorrow is leaf prints. i buy cheap watercolour paper and cut it into strips about 5-6" by i guess around 18". but any size will do then we collect up the leaves and soak the paper for about 10 minutes. the kids place their leaves on the paper and then i put the paper in green garbage bags. don't over crowd the bags. i pour in alittle water too. you want it to stay moist. the end of the bag is rolled up and then another bag is put on top. we place them in the basement of the school in a back room that isn't used much. on top of the garbage bags i put books and bricks. then we walk away and leave it. those beautiful imprints that you see on the sidewalk are imprinted onto the paper. it looks amazing. open up the bags, with your hand wipe off the leaves and let them dry. it is truly a work of art that they cannot believe they created. takes about a week maybe a bit more.....

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