Marbleized Leaf Placemat

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Marbleized Leaf Placemat

This fun, open-ended sensory activity is a hit with everyone who tries it and yields great results!

Create your own, snap a picture, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Spread a layer of shaving cream in the pan. The thickness of the shaving cream acts as a stabilizer for the paint, keeping the designs in place.
  • 2
    Add a few drops of fall-colored acrylic paint on top of foam, and pull through with a craft stick. Make swirls across, then up and down until it is pleasing to your eye.
  • 3
    Cut the leaf shapes from the construction paper and press them into the foam. Pull the leaf shapes up and scrap off the foam with a craft stick. Let the shapes dry.
  • 4
    Place the shapes between two layers of wax paper. Add a towel over this and have an adult iron the two sheets together.
  • 5
    To make the placemat, trim the wax paper to a rectangle shape. Cover the edges with the duct tape.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Assorted Fall Colors of Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint
  • •Various Light Colors of Nicole™ Crafts Construction Paper
  • •Duck Tape Color of Your Choice
  • •Loew-Cornell Woodsies Wood Craft Sticks
  • •Baking Pan, Shaving Cream, Knife or Spatula, Wax Paper, Iron, Towel & Scissors