Today I am featuring a HUGE mega-roundup of open-ended Autumn Art Activities for kids of all ages. I’ve got painting, print-making, sculpture, drawing and collage ideas!
Whether you are a parent, teacher or caregiver looking for ideas for art for your kids – you are guaranteed to find some awesome fall project ideas here that will inspire your future Picassos!
I’ve chosen to feature ideas that are open-ended and focused on the process of creating because to me, that’s what art is truly all about – the experience.
These ideas are all colourful and stimulating, and as a bonus – most of them require only a few supplies.
At the bottom of my list of 50 fall projects, you will find a linky to other fall-themed roundup posts by my fellow bloggers from the KBN.
Be prepared for the kids to get messy with these wonderful painting projects that use brushes and fingers…puffy paint, watercolours, and acrylics and more!
Mr VanGogh, You Paint Good Sunflowers | Rubberboots and Elf Shoes
Fall Art Window Painting | Kids Craft Room
Spicy Scented Fall Sensory Painting | One Time Through
Fine Motor Fall Painting | Little Bins for Little Hands
Fall Leaf Finger Paint Art | Mini Monets and Mommies
Water Color Leaves | Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Marble Painting | Munchkins and Moms
Painting Trees in the 4 Seasons | KCEdventures
Painting Fall Objects | Still Playing School
Fall Painted Trees | KoKoKo Kids
Puffy Paint Trees | Kids Play Box
Autumn Leaf Watercolors | The Pragmatic Mom
Fall Handprint Art: Exploring Negative Space | Fun a Day
Fall Leaf Watercolor Resist | Fun At Home With Kids
Q-Tip Painted Fall Tree | There’s Just One Mommy
Kids can learn about patterns and the elements of design by making prints. This collection of ideas includes several ideas for homemade stamps as well as investigations of textures of different fall objects.
Sweet Potato Stamps | Sunny Day Family
Homemade Pine Cone Print Wrapping | Homegrown Friends
Fall Leaf Crafts | Artsy Momma
Fall Leaf Abstracts | Mini Monets and Mommies
Pumpkin Print Paintings | Preschool Powol Packets
Homemade Leaf Stamps | Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Indian Corn Painting | Kitchen Floor Crafts
Acorn Painting | Play to Learn Preschool
Toilet Paper Roll Leaf Stamping | Crafty Morning
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This section includes ideas that bring art into the 3rd dimension – perfect for kids who like to build.
I can’t wait to try the gorgeous paper tree sculptures, and you definitely have to check out the weaving project for kids 8+.
And remember – kids of all ages like playdough – be sure to check out my textured and scented playdough ideas for truly process art moments!
Fall Tree Pipe Cleaner Sculpture| Mini Monets and Mommies
Painting Pine Cones | Simple Fun for Kids
Pine Cone Autumn Trees | Kids Craft Room
Van Gogh Sunflowers | Wikkistix Blog
Pumpkin Playdough Provocation | Mamas Happy Hive
Fall Textured Playdough and Autumn Scented Playdough | One Time Through
Paper Plate Tree Weaving | Cassie Stephens Blog
3 Ways to Make Fall Trees | Reading Confetti
Autumn Tree Sculptures From a Paper Bag | Inner Child Fun
Some of these projects are the simplest to prepare, only requiring paper and coloured pencils. Others involve “drawing” with materials that are not typical – but sure to catch your kids’ fancy!
Drawing with Crumbled Leaves | Mosswood Connections
Confetti Trees | P is for Preschooler
Fall Tree Drawing Prompt | Bambini Travel
Fall Leaf Drawing | Tinkerlab
Drawing with Nature | Kids Activities Blog
Seasonal Tree Drawing | Inner Child Fun
Autumn Nature Table Sketching | The Imagination Tree
Autumn Leaves Mandala and Outlined Leaves | Kids Artists
By putting different elements together to create art, kids have to look closely at objects and textures and patterns.
They are using their creativity to piece together parts into a pleasing whole. Make sure you’ve got lots of glue for these projects!
Simple Leaf Collages | Homegrown Friends
Fall Art Activities & Sensory Pumpkin Decorating | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Handprint Turkey Collage Art | One Time Through
Leaf Rubbing Collages | Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Seed CD Mini Masterpieces | One Time Through
Preschool Picassos | Play to Learn Preschool
Cardboard Apple Trees | Housing a Forest
Red Leaf Yellow Leaf Yarn Trees | 3 Dinosaurs
That’s it for my awesome collection of Autumn art activities for kids. I hope you have found the inspiration you were looking for.
I can’t wait to try some of these projects with Onetime and my students this fall!
Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment below.