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Fall Art Projects

Are your kids looking for some fall art projects to enjoy this season?

 

Here are some of my favorite fall crafts for kids that my preschoolers love to do! 

 

Fall is the best season! The perfect time to go outside and enjoy the cool air and then come in to create some fall kid crafts!

 

Related Article: Fun-Filled Fall Activities 

 

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Marbled Leaves

Supplies Needed:

Shaving cream, food coloring, paint, toothpick, paper

How-to Guide:

Spray a bunch of shaving cream onto a tray. Drop a few drops of food coloring or paint onto the shaving cream. Use a toothpick to swirl the colored drops around in the shaving cream. The more you swirl and mix the less marbled look you will get, the choice is yours! Cut out a leaf shape out of paper and gently lay it over the shaving cream. Remove the paper from the shaving cream and carefully remove any access shaving cream from the paper. Now you have a marbled leaf! 

 

Coffee Filter Turkeys

Supplies Needed:

Coffee filters, markers, spray bottle, clothespin, paint

How-to Guide:

Using washable markers, have your child color several coffee filters. Lay the colored coffee filters on a washable surface. Using a spray bottle, mist them with water. The more the filters are sprayed, the more the design runs and bleeds; the choice is yours! While you are waiting, paint a clothespin brown. After the coffee filters are dry, fold them in half. Clip the dried painted clothespin along the folded edge in the middle of the semi-circle. Here is your turkey with its colored feathers! You can add googly eyes and a piece of red paper for its gobble to complete your turkey! 

 

Fall Trees

Supplies Needed:

Pencil, brown paper, white paper, paint

How-to Guide:

Start by tracing out your child’s stretched-out hand and arm on a brown piece of paper. This will be the tree. Cut out the tracing and glue it onto a piece of white paper. Using red, orange, and brown paint, have your child finger paint on the tree limbs and around the tree to make fall leaves!

 

Leaf Wreaths

Supplies Needed:

Leaves, paper plate, glue

How-to Guide:

Go outside and collect fallen leaves. Grab a paper plate and cut out the inner circle, leaving an outer ring. Using the leaves that were collected, glue them onto the paper plate ring to create a fall wreath!

 

Apple Stamps

Supplies Needed:

Apples, paper, paint

How-to Guide:

Cut a few apples in half. Get out some paper and paint. Dip the sliced area of an apple into some paint and then press the apple onto a piece of paper. Repeat as much as you want with whatever colors to get multiple apple stamps! 

 

Pumpkin Paint Roll

Supplies Needed:

Paper, shallow container, paint, miniature pumpkins

How-to Guide:

Have your child select their favorite colored piece of paper and place it in a wide, shallow box or container. Squirt some paint into the box. Drop a few miniature pumpkins into the box and let your child shake or roll the pumpkins around through the paint along their paper! Now you have a painted piece of paper and a painted pumpkin! 

 

Tree Bark Rubbings

Supplies Needed:

Paper, pencils, crayons, chalk, trees

How-to Guide:

Collect some paper, pencils, crayons, and/or chalk and go outside. Choose a tree and hold a piece of paper against the trunk. Using a pencil, crayon, or some chalk, rub it on the paper and see the different textures that come from the tree bark! 

 

Yarn pumpkins

Supplies Needed:

Balloons, white glue, water, yarn

How-to Guide:

Start by blowing up a few balloons. How big you blow up your balloons determine how large your pumpkins will be! Pour some white glue into a bowl of water. Dip a super long strand of yarn into the water and glue mixture and then begin to wrap the soaked strand around the balloon in all sorts of different angels. Tuck in the end of the strand and leave to dry. When the yarn has completely dried, pop the balloon! You can add a green piece of paper for the stem to complete your pumpkin! 

 

Fall Sensory Rice 

Supplies Needed:

Storage bag, paint, rice

How-to Guide:

Pour some rice into a Ziploc bag. Have your child pick out a couple of different fall colors of paint to squirt into the bag, along with the rice. After sealing the bag (you can reinforce the opening with masking tape if needed) let your child squish the rice and paint to create different colored fall rice! Now you can use your finger and draw different shapes, letters, or pictures in the rice!

 

Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins

Supplies Needed:

Beads, pipe cleaner

How-to Guide:

String orange, yellow, and red beads onto a pipe cleaner. Once the pipe cleaner is full, shape it into a pumpkin!

 

Leaf Cutting

Supplies Needed:

Leaves, kid-friendly scissors

How-to Guide:

Gather several leaves from outside. Back inside, give your child kid-friendly scissors and let them cut the leaves! Try cutting freshly fallen leaves or old dry leaves! See what shapes you can make! 

 

Corn Shakers

Supplies Needed:

Disposable plastic bottle, popcorn kernels, hot glue

How-to Guide:

Fill an empty sturdy water bottle with popcorn kernels. Secure the lid with hot glue. You now have your own fall corn shaker!

 

Pinwheels 

Supplies Needed:

Paper, scissors, hot glue, craft stick

How-to Guide:

Cut a piece of paper so it is square. Cut each corner towards the middle of the paper, stopping an ½ inch – 1 inch before you reach the middle. Fold each of the diagonal cuts over itself, lining up the edges. Put a dab of hot glue on the back, in the middle of your pinwheel. Stick a straw or craft stick to the hot glue. Blow on the pinwheel and watch it spin! 

 

Pumpkin Seed Name

Supplies Needed:

Marker, pumpkin seeds, paper, storage bag, paint

How-to Guide:

Write your child’s name in large letters. Lay out some pumpkin seeds and have your child place the seeds over the letters, spelling their name! For more added fun you can put the pumpkin seeds in a bag and add some paint. Shake it all up and let it dry! Now use the painted seeds to spell your name!

 

Leaf Suncatchers

Supplies Needed:

Tissue paper, contact paper

How-to Guide:

Have your child rip up several sheets of orange, red, and yellow tissue paper. Then, stick the ripped pieces onto the sticky side of the contact paper. You can cut the contact paper out into the shape of a leaf, or I like to have a leaf template that the children stick the tissue paper around. After the tissue paper has been applied, you can stick the contact paper to a window to reveal your homemade suncatcher! 

 

Fall Silhouette Painting

Supplies Needed:

Paper, painters tape, paint

How-to Guide:

Print out your child’s favorite fall character (such as a scarecrow, leaf, pumpkin, turkey, etc.) outline and cut it out. Loop painter’s tape and stick it to the back of the character, and then stick it to a piece of paper. Let your child paint the paper making sure to paint over the character. When they are finished, carefully peel off the paper to reveal the character’s silhouette! 

 

These fall art projects are the perfect way to enjoy the season! 

 

Resources For More Fun!

Make your own cute fall hedgehog decorations

Hedgehog Fall Art Projects

 

Paint some beautiful leaf window art

Window Leaf Fall Art Projects

 

Design a scarecrow

Scarecrow Fall Art Projects

 

Create your own turkey stickers

Turkey Fall Art Projects

 

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