Habitot Children's Museum

SPRING-SUMMER HOURS
April 1 - September 30
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
Private Rentals Only

Closed on Sundays though September!

FALL-WINTER HOURS
October 1- March 31
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 12:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30
9:30 - 4:30

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State Farm Insurance
Berkeley Agent, Gary Eason
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Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111
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Habitot at Home

Activity

Leaf Collecting & Stenciling

Kid made Leaf Collecting & Stenciling

Materials

  • Fall leaves
  • Paint brushes or rollers
  • Masking tape
  • Washable Tempra paint in fall colors such as orange, yellow, brown and red
  • Newspapers
  • Construction or white paper

Directions
  1. Collect leaves with different shapes, the flatter the better.
  2. Lay newspapers down to protect the table. Put a sheet of paper (any color or white) on the newspaper.
  3. Make reverse loops of masking tape and affix leaves to the paper in any arrangement.
  4. Using paint brushes or rollers, cover the entire surface of the paper in fall colors.
  5. Gently remove the leaves. Let paper dry.
  6. Help children see the shapes left on the paper. Compare the leaves with the shapes left on the paper. This helps them understand positive and negative space.
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