We love Warhol inspired fall leaf art for kids. It is such a beautiful fall left art project that is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. It is simple, yet it creates a masterpiece!
Today you can create your own coloring page – Warhol inspired! We at Kids Activities Blog hope you enjoy this fun way to create art.
Fall Leaf Art Project
Fall is here in full effect, turning our neighborhoods into colorful, crisp arrays of yellows, oranges, reds, and browns.
When I think of bright, vivid colors in art, the classic artist Andy Warhol immediately comes to mind.
Here is some crayon/watercolor resist art that is inspired by the popart that Warhol is famous for and that reflects the changing of the season.
Warhol Inspired Fall Leaf Art For Kids
Before starting the activity, take time to talk about who Andy Warhol is and about his multi-colored popart. Talk about how the same item in many of his pieces is portrayed multiple times in various color combinations.
Then it’s time to go in search of what item they will create their art around. They can go outside and find a leaf like in the example above or they can trace/draw a pumpkin, a handprint, an acorn shape, etc.
Maybe they’d like to do one of each item in each of the four frames.
Who Is Andy Warhol?
Andy Warhol is an American artist who was the leading artist in the visual art movement. His works explore the relationship between advertising, artistic expression, and celebrity culture that was flourishing in the 1960’s.
He has been the subject of a various retrospective exhibitions and featured in documentaries. There is even a museum dedicated to him in the city of Pittsburgh.
Supplies You Will Need:
- Watercolor Paints
- Leaf Cookie Cutter
You actually don’t need a ton of materials and you may even have some of these already.
Creating Your Warhol Inspire Fall Leaf Art
After folding the paper into fourths, use a black crayon to outline the creases to create four frames.
This will keep the watercolors in each frame from bleeding into each other.
Choose four crayon colors and four watercolors to work with.
Trace the leaf pattern lightly in pencil.
Then each pattern can be colored with a different color crayon. In order to provide the greatest resistance to the watercolors, the crayon should be colored on thickly.
Color each one and then maybe go over it to ensure that the crayon is on thickly on each leaf. Don’t push too hard though! You might break a crayon.
Using the four watercolors, paint each square.
For this example, the same colors were used in squares that were diagonally-opposite of each other.
Ultimately, though, color placement is up to your little artist.
You can change up the colors for each leaf or color coordinate the leaves and the colors, because they’re different shades. Though the yellow on yellow may be hard to see.
Create More Autumn Art
Now it’s your turn to explore and celebrate the beautiful colors that fall has to offer Warhol-style with this art activity. So grab those crayons, watercolors, and paper and get to creating your very own fall pop-art!
More Kids Activities
Fall color is all around. It’s the perfect time for this Warhol inspired leaf craft. For more beautiful kids activities, take a look at these ideas: