Fall makes me think of beautiful and colorful fall leaves, and leaves make for an amazing learning theme. We have some awesome leaf art projects with printable leaf templates to help you get you started! From leaf Pop Art to yarn leaves, these leaf art projects are sure to keep you busy all month long! Great leaf projects for preschoolers to elementary!
EASY FALL LEAVES ART PROJECTS
LEARNING WITH LEAF ART
Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!
Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.
Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.
Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!
Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!
PRINTABLE FALL LEAVES
Get your arts and crafts time started with our free pack of printable leaf templates for anytime use! Use simply as fall leaf coloring pages or with some of the leaf art ideas below!
Grab your FREE printable Leaf Templates!
LEAF ART IDEAS FOR KIDS
There are so many fun activities you can do with our printable leaf templates. Make sure to check out these fun leaf crafts and art ideas below that explore various forms of art!
LEAF PAINTING IN A BAG
Try mess-free leaf painting in a bag. Finger painting for toddlers to preschoolers without the big clean up!
This leaf craft is super simple to pull together with yarn and cardboard but is also super fun for small fingers!
BLACK GLUE LEAVES
Black glue is a cool art technique that is perfect for Fall leaf art. All you need is some paint and glue.
LEAF SALT PAINTING
Even if your kiddos aren’t the crafty type, every kid loves to paint with salt and watercolor or food coloring. Combine science and art with this easy absorption process.
LEAF CRAYON RESIST PAINTING
Use real leaves to make a simple leaf painting using watercolor paints and white crayons as a resist. Easy to do for a cool effect!
SPICED LEAF ART
Have a go at sensory painting with this easy natural scented leaf spice painting.
LEAF MARBLE ART
Marbles make a cool paintbrush in this super simple to set up activity for fall! Process art is amazing fun for preschoolers!
FALL LEAF ZENTANGLE
These zentangle leaves are a fun Fall take on a classic zentangle art activity.
Collect your own colorful fall leaves and turn them into Leaf rubbing art with our step by step instructions. A great way for preschoolers and elementary kids to make colorful art from nature.
LEAF POP ART
Combine a repeating leaf pattern and color to create fun pop art inspired by the famous artist, Andy Warhol!
MATISSE LEAF ART
Combine bright colors with real leaves to create fun abstract art inspired by the famous artist, Henri Matisse! Matisse art for kids is also a great way to explore art with kiddos of all ages.
O’KEEFFE FALL LEAVES
Combine the colors of fall with our leaves printable to create a fun fall leaf art project inspired by the famous artist, Georgia O’Keeffe!
PARTS OF A LEAF COLORING PAGE
Combine learning about the parts of a leaf and what they are called with a fun coloring page. Use markers, pencils or even paint!
FUN LEAF SCIENCE ACTIVITIES TO TRY
Find out why do leaves change color in the fall.
Set up a simple leaf chromatography experiment.
Explore leaf veins and investigate how plants breathe.
COLORFUL FALL LEAF ART PROJECTS FOR KIDS
Click on the image below or on the link for tons more fall art ideas for kids, including pumpkins, apples and more!