Fall is such an exciting time for kids. There’s apple and pumpkin picking, nature walks, Halloween, and of course Thanksgiving to express gratitude. Get your little ones excited about celebrating fall with these festive art projects. Create beautiful leaf art or draw on masks, make leaf puppets, get sticky with salt dough leaves and more! What are some of your favorite fall activities to do with the kids?
Take a look here for tons more fall ideas for kids!
Watercolor Glue Resist Fall Leaves (via hello, Wonderful)
If leaves aren’t abundant where you live, you can still create beautiful foliage with these vibrant watercolor and glue leaves.
Fall Leaf Crowns and Animal Masks (via Handmade Charlotte)
Give pretend play a nature twist with these easy and cute painted on animal masks and fall leaf crowns.
Nature Shadow Boxes (via Teach Preschool)
Go on a nature walk and gather sticks, leaves and more to create these fun sensory art shadow boxes that make beautiful fall decorations when hung up.
Autumn Leaves Painting (via The Artful Parent)
Who says fall colors have to stick to traditional browns and oranges? Use leaves as prints to make these gorgeous and vibrant paintings.
Wax and Crayon Leaves (via Vanessa Christenson)
A leaf template (included) makes it easy to create these stunning crayon wax leaves that make festive fall mobiles.
Leaf Prints (via Nurture Store)
Another simple and fun leaf printing project with paint. I love going big on this art project – wouldn’t it make a pretty table cover or runner?
Leaf Puppets (via Classic Play)
A cute and crafty fall art project little ones will love. Draw on silly faces and play puppet with these fall leaves stick buddies!
Salt Dough Leaves (via The Imagination Tree)
A good craft for toddlers or preschoolers, this easy homemade salt dough is the base for making cute leaf prints kids can color in.
Balsa Wood Fall Wind Chimes (via Meri Cherry)
A colorful fall art project that kids will have a blast painting pieces of wood to create vibrant wind chimes.
Watercolor and Crayon Leaves (via Grow Creative)
Watercolors combined with crayons produce pretty pastel leaf prints that look good enough to frame.
Fall Embroidery Hoop Art (via Do Small Things With Love)
An embroidery hoop makes the perfect canvas to hang up and show off those pretty painted leaf prints.