I had read about an idea for leaf painting on the Productive Parenting website. In the back of my mind I knew it would be a great activity for Shane. But I need to remember to gather leaves for this project. One day while we were on a walk I had him collect leaves for a surprise project when we got home. That kept him super happy and engaged on the walk.
The original idea said just to use water. But I didn't think it was going to hold his interest long enough because there just wasn't enough change in the appearance of the leaves. So I got out his water color paints. He was so into it. I'd say he painted for at least 30 minutes.