Have kids magically create a fall reflection picture using crayons or oil pastels, watercolors and rectangular white paper.


  • Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
  • Above the fold, have kids draw several fall trees across the length of the paper.
  • Instruct them to press hard and be sure to add plenty of fall colored leaves.
  • They can draw a thin line of ground beneath the trees but nothing else.
  • Instruct them not to draw any sky above the trees and to draw nothing below the fold line.
  • When finished drawing trees, fold the paper back in half, along the same fold line, with the trees to the inside.
  • Using a craft stick (Popsicle stick), they rub very hard on the back of the trees with the paper folded. This creates a rubbed, upside down copy of the trees on the paper when they open it up that looks like a reflection.
  • To complete the effect, use blue watercolor paint and paint over the entire drawing. This creates an effective picture of fall trees against a blue sky with a lake below that reflects them.



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