Today we have 33 enjoyable fall art projects for kids. From traditional leaf crafts to pumpkin crafts, we have fall art projects for kids of all ages that work well at home as a boredom buster or in the classroom.

Image shows a collage of fall art projects for kids including pumpkins, window clings, painted leaves, paintings and colored leaves -Kids Activities Blog.
Let’s make Fall Art Together!


There is so much fun to be had with fall art activities because this time of the year brings with it favorite fall activities for our kids–like these 33 fall art ideas!

Fall art activities and kids just go together!

That is one of the reasons why these fall craft ideas are so perfect. Many will send kids outside on a leaf scavenger hunt to find the perfect crafting leaf, and others will draw from the autumn pumpkin and apple trees as inspiration. These creative fall craft activities (preschoolers) are just plain awesome.

Related: Fun Watercolor Resist Art Idea Using Crayons

Tips for Fall Art Projects

Older kids and even 2 and 3 year olds love fun fall crafts, especially when it’s leaf crafts. A nature walk is a great way to gather real leaves and other supplies, like pine cones for these easy fall crafts using fun ideas.

If these fall crafts look like fun, but you don’t live in an area where fall is vibrant and active, you can find supplies at your local craft store!

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Favorite Autumn Art Projects

1. Early Learning with a Sticky Wall

Image shows a large tree trunk on a wall with leaves traced onto paper in red, orange, and yellow from Kids Activities.
Sticky wall art is so much fun!

Early Learning With A Sticky Wall is a great way to engage young children in spelling their names.

2. Printable Fall Tree Coloring Page

Image shows a coloring page of a fall tree with a brown colored tree trunk and orange and yellow colored leaves fro Kids Activities Blog.
Fall tree art is great fun for all kids!

This Printable Fall Tree Coloring Page is a great indoor activity for those chilly fall days.

3. Warhol Inspired Fall Leaf Art Project

Image shows a collection of four leaf paintings; a yellow leaf on an orange background, a pink leaf on a brown background, an orange leaf on a yellow background, and a brown leaf on a red background from Kids Activities Blog.
Warhol fall leaves!

Warhol Inspired Fall Leaf Art Project is perfect for older elementary school children looking for a challenge.

4. Kids Autumn Leaf Lace Up Cards

Image shows white cards with leaves in orange, red with green, and orange with black stripes printed on them lying flat on a table from Kids Activities Blog.
Lacing leaves for trees!

Kids Autumn Leaf Lace Up Cards are a great way for preschoolers to work on fine motor skills.

5. Fall Leaf Painting With Watercolors & Glitter

Picture shows two watercolor paintings of leaves painted in yellows, reds, blues, and greens from Projects With Kids.
Watercolor painting is the best!

This fall season, let Projects With Kids help you make these pretty leaves with watercolor paint.

6. Leaf Silhouette Art

Image shows leaves in assorted fall color decorations of washi tape, glitter, and yarn from The Best Ideas For Kids.
Let’s create some leaf art!

Fall colors come to life with autumn crafts like this one from The Best Ideas For Kids.

7. Leaf Painting

Image shows green leaves with dots of blue, pink, orange, and yellow paint in the shape of a heart and the colors of the rainbow in the rainbow shape on the leaves from The Best Ideas For Kids.
Painting is so much fun with leaves!

The Best Ideas For Kids leaf painting with puffy paint is really cool!


Image shows a paper leaf wreath in pink, purple, yellow, orange, and brown from Artsy Artsy Mama.
Let’s make a paper wreath!

This wreath is easy to make with the free printables from Artsy Fartsy Mama.

9. Leaf Art Study

Image shows a green background with two printed sheets each colored in yellow and orange and brown, a green leaf is lying to the left with four coloring pencils in yellow, orange, green, and brown from Adventure In A Box.
Can you draw the other half?

Use the negative space to draw the missing half with Adventure In A Box.

10. Creating Nature Art

Image shows a yellow leaf glued to a white piece of paper with tiny twigs glued on to be arms and legs and googly eyes from Fireflies And Mudpies.
What a cute leaf critter!

Collect plenty of natural materials for fall nature crafts from Fireflies And Mudpies.

11. Watercolor and Fall Leaf Art Project

Image shows a two watercolor picture collage of brown leaves  on both with the top having a yellow with orange and the bottom having a blue with white background from Rhythms Of Play.
Watercolors are so much fun!

Be sure to grab natural items for this beautiful art craft from Rhythms Of Play.

12. Autumn Tree Painting With Cotton Balls

Picture shows a child's hand holding a cotton ball in a wooden clothes pin painting leaves on a fall tree from Projects With Kids.
Cotton balls make fun fall arts easy!

Grab your paint, cotton balls, and clothes pins for this craft from Projects With Kids.

13. Handprint Fall Tree Craft

Image shows a tree made from a tracing of a child's hand on brown paper for the arm trunk and finger branches with mini leaves in yellow, orange, and brown glued on from Simple Everyday Mom.
The leaves have been waved to the ground!

Cute fall crafts like this autumn handprint tree from Simple Everyday Mom are great for little hands.

14. Fall Harvest Pumpkin Watercolor Art Project

Image shows an orange watercolored pumpkin with green leaves and stem all outlined in black on a white sheet of paper from Rhythms Of Play.
Let’s paint a pumpkin!

Simple ideas like this pumpkin from Rhythms Of Play make fun fall arts great!

15. Autumn Tree Painting Ideas

Image shows a tree trunk in brown with lego dots for the leaves in orange, green ,yellow, and red from Crafts on Sea.
Autumn tree painting is so fun!

Download your autumn trees free template today from Crafts On Sea.

16. Halloween Pumpkin Salt Painting

Image shows a salt painted yellow pumpkin with a green stem on black paper with a bottle of glue, a salt container, and a watercolor palette from Natural Beach Living.
Little kids love painting pumpkins!

If you need a frugal, fun craft this season, try salt painting from Natural Beach Living.

17. No Mess Pumpkin Art

Image shows a printed pumpkin painted with a mixture of orange, yellow, and red from Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds.
We love painting pumpkins!

Mess-free painting from Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds is fantastic fun!

18. Textured Pumpkins Crayon Rubbings

Image show a printed pumpkin on a sheet of white paper with a green and white background with the pumpkin colored orange and pink designs in five sections vertically and a brown stem from Buggy And Buddy.
Kids will love making pumpkin art!

The best thing about this piece of art is the texture from Buggy And Buddy.

Image shows a white placemat with painted leaf outlines in orange, green, and yellow from Projects With kids.
Cookie cutters aren’t just for cookies!

Your little kids will have a great time making placemats from Projects With Kids.

20. Fall Art – Window Painting

Image shows a red, orange, brown, and green painted  window cling with leaf shapes being the negative area from Kids Craft Room.
We love fall window art!

Great fall crafts like this window cling are so easy from Kids Craft Room.

21. Blotto Painting for Kids in Fall Colors

Image shows blotto painting in red, orange, yellow, and green on a white sheet and a paint tray with the colored paint in the wells from Buggy And Buddy.
Let’s create a blotto painting!

This craft is a fun way to explore different takes on art from Buggy And Buddy.

22. Magnetic Squirrel and Acorn Fall Craft

Images shows a black tree, a brown squirrel, a brown acorn, and red, orange, and yellow leaves on a white paper plate from The Joy Of Sharing.
Let’s create a magnet!

This paper plate magnet craft is a great fall craft from The Joy Of Sharing.

23. Leaf Hedgehog Craft

Image shows a printed picture of a hedgehog colored brown and decorated with fake brown fall leaves from Messy Little Monster.
Leaf hedgehogs are so cool!

This hedgehog craft is so much fun for kids from Messy Little Monster.

24. Watercolor Fall Leaf Art Activity

Image show a a stack of shades of orange watercolored leaves on a tan background from Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds.
Let’s make watercolor leaves!

Fall projects are more fun with watercolor leaves from Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds.

25. Autumn Splatter Tree

Image shows a bold black tree trunk with paint splatters in yellow, orange, and red all over to show falling leaves from Arty Crafty Kids.
Falling leaves are so pretty!

Enjoy the beautiful colors displayed in fall from Arty Crafty Kids.

26. Wax Resist Leaf Painting

Image shows an orange wax resist on a sheet of white paper with green, red, and brown leaves lying on the paper too from Kids Craft Room.
Wax resist painting is so cool!

Add wax resist painting to your collection of fall crafts to make from Kids Craft Room.

27. Tape Resist Process Art Project

Image shows a painting of odd asymmetrical shapes painted in orange, red, and yelllow with white stripes moving all over throughout.
Let’s make tape resist are!

This fall art activity for kids from Nurture Store is so cool!

28. Bubble Wrap Fall Art Activity

Image shows a girl in a purple sweater holding orange painted bubble wrap  from Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds.
Bubble wrap is a child’s best friend!

Let’s paint with bubble wrap from Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds.

29. Falling Leaves Suncatchers

Image shows tissue paper in orange and pink as a sun catcher from Stay At Home Educator.
Leaf suncatchers are so much fun!

Cut pieces of tissue paper make great fall leaves from Stay At Home Educator.

30. Fall Fabric Scrap Collage

Image shows a collage of assorted cut scrap pieces of fabric in many colors from Paper And Glue.
Fabric stashes are fun to play with!

This craft from Paper And Glue helps you use up that fabric stache!

31. Hello Autumn Bubble Painting for Kids

Image shows a collage of pictures painted with bubbles in red, yellow, and orange from Crafty Kids At Home.
Bubble Painting is our new favorite craft!

This bubble art activity is sure to be a hit with toddlers from Crafty Kids At Home.

32. Melted Crayon Leaves and Apples

Image shows a red and orange apple with a squiggly line through it from Life With Moore Babies.
Fall apples are so sweet!

Who needs apple trees when you have melted crayons from Life With Moore Babies?

33. Fall Toddler Leaf Art

Image shows an orange painted leaf from Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds.
Let’s paint more Autumn leaves!

Toddlers will love this sponge painting craft from Teaching 2 And 3 Year Olds.


Which of these creative fall art activities for kids are you going to try first? Which fall art activity is your favorite?

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