Foil printed leaves have been around forever!
Aluminum foil in art and crafts is much loved – for sculpture, drawing, painting, and printing! It also happens to create the most amazing leaf patterns on a tree!
I really enjoy printing with kids! Younger children will enjoy the repetitive nature of stamping each leaf without any specific goal in mind. Older children will appreciate the design aspect of creating leaves with foil – and will often want to use the same stamp with different colors to see how many different results they can get from the same beginning.
Children who need a boost in confidence love printing as there is no wrong result, it is easy!
We have done this before with corks! All our easy fall printing ideas are in the instruction video at the end of this page!
Foil Printed Leaves Materials
- Paper or Cardboard
- Free tree download if you are going to use our tree template – alternatively you can paint your own!
- Download at the end of the materials list.
- Paint – in Fall Colors. Paint like this works a treat!
- Aluminum foil
Creating your own tree with foil printed leaves is super easy!
- Print out your tree or paint a tree and begin!
- Crumple up the aluminum foil into a ball – not to tight as you want to leave some texture for the leaves.
- Squirt paint onto a plate or piece of cardboard. We created two trees – one with oranges and yellow and to the second we added pink!
TIP: I created little pointy bits onto the top of the foil printers – you can see in the photo above. This helps hold the foil with the paint on!
More Printing Ideas for you:
- Flowers printed with Okra – beautiful!
- Rainbow Roses with celery
- Cardboard Tubes
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Kitchen Utensils
- Sunflowers with Cardboard tubes
- Flower stamps made from cardboard tubes