If you’re looking for inspiration for fall art projects with kids, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll find tons of fall art projects for kids to try this season.
Fall Art for Preschoolers
If you’re a regular reader of Fun-A-Day, you already know I am a big fan of process art.
We still do some crafts and such, of course, but the bulk of our art is focused in on the process (rather than the product).
Now that the weather has gotten cooler and the leaves have started changing color, I was inspired to focus in on process art ideas that you can use this fall.
While I chose to highlight art ideas that preschoolers would enjoy, I am positive that children of all ages will get a kick out of these projects.
Autumn Art Ideas Using Natural Materials
Below are some ideas for incorporating natural materials into your fall artwork with the kids.
Have the children work together to create a collaborative acorn painting canvas while exploring different art techniques.
If you take a trip to the farm, bring back some corn for this corn painting activity.
Make colored corn mosaic art with dyed corn kernels. These turn out so well no matter what direction the kids take it.
Add a scented, literacy twist to a classic when making spicy apple art for kids.
Combine art and science with Fantastic Fun and Learning’s falling leaf art idea.
Use sweet potatoes for stamping fun like Sunny Day Family.
Grab some leaves and make Homegrown Friends’ simple leaf collages with your preschoolers.
Use a variety of fall nature to create an autumn roll painting like Still Playing School.
This sensory autumn art project using crumbled leaves from Mosswood Connections will entice the kids’ sense of touch.
I love how A Little Pinch of Perfect included egg cartons and natural materials in this fall leaf art activity.
Would your kids get a kick out of these monster leaf puppets from Messy Little Monster?
Buggy and Buddy’s decorating pine cones is a must during the fall, in my opinion!
These leaf doodles from The Artful Parent are just gorgeous!
Fun at Home with Kids put together a lovely kid-made fall nature wreath. I can see making one together for the classroom door.
You can’t make fall art without painting with pine cones like No Time for Flash Cards did. I’m sure the preschoolers would agree with me on that.
Use multiple natural materials to make The Ladybirds’ Adventures’ autumn process art.
More Fall Process Art Ideas
Of course, you and the children can create awesome fall art without natural materials too!
Below are some more ideas for you to try with the kids this fall.
Related: Fall Tree Art Projects
Make turkey tracks turkey art. All you need is some paint and a few pipe cleaners. You can see it in action here:
Help the kids make a collaborative mixed-up scarecrow fall art project.
Let the children explore negative space by making some fall hand print art.
Play to Learn Preschool’s fall paper collage lets the kids explore shapes, fall colors, and process art all at once.
Help the children make their own fall blotto paintings like Buggy and Buddy did.
Pull out your old, broken crayons for this fall art activity. Make Life With Moore Babies’ melted crayon art.
Nurturestore explores tape resist art using fall colors, and I am positive the kids will adore this.
Set up Buggy and Buddy’s fall invitation to create using tissue paper in your art center.
Grab your old rolling pin to make Fantastic Fun and Learning’s fall leaf painting idea!
I love how What Can We Do with Paper and Glue used fabric in fall colors to make this beautiful fall collage.
How have I never thought of painting with gloop like Life Over Cs did?!
You only need a few materials to make Toddler Approved’s sparkly fall leaves!
Stay at Home Educator incorporates fall colors in her tissue paper and yarn creations.
I am seriously in love with the fall art invitation Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds created with brayers and bubble wrap!
Now that you’ve read all of those amazing ideas, what are you inspired to create with your students this fall?
Done-For-You Fall Teaching Resources
Save some time and let us do the planning for you.
They’re a great addition to all of the fun fall art you’ll be doing with your students!
Click on the images below for more information about each preschool resource:
Even better, join The Pack from Preschool Teacher 101! This membership for preschool teachers gives you access to SO many early childhood education resources as well as trainings and support from those in your field. Join the waiting list now.
Materials for Fall Art Projects
You’ve got some great ideas for your next process art activities for the fall. Now it’s time to gather your materials!
Here are some items you might want to have on-hand when creating fall masterpieces with the children (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Washable paint
- Canvas panels
- Artificial acorns
- Artificial leaves
- Metallic Sharpie markers
- Orange pipe cleaners
- Painter’s tape
- Felt fall leaves
- Tissue paper
- Paint brushes