When I think of traditional fall art projects I think of handprint trees, pumpkins on a fence, and a limited palette of warm “fall” colors. These lesson ideas aren’t traditional in that sense but they do use the best the season has to offer!
So go grab some leaves and a few basic art supplies and you’re ready to rock and roll. Let’s make some art as beautiful as the season ahead!
Leaf mandala prints…
Whether you choose a radial mandala shape or print every which way these watercolor leaf prints are a hit. Small leaves and dry, cake watercolors are all you need!
Magic marker prints….
Did you know you can make awesome prints from the ink of plain old washable markers? It’s so easy and the prints turn out amazingly detailed.
Check out how we use this same process on leaves & on Styrofoam plates here!
Remember leaf rubbings…
Maybe I’m the only one but I feel like I did this activity every year as a kid. Put the leaf under the paper and rub a crayon over it to reveal the texture of the leaf underneath. While this activity has it’s place it is a bit predictable.
To get the effect below we switched out the colorful crayons of my childhood for a plain white crayon and covered it all in a watercolor wash.
Last but still totally my favorite….
These watercolor prints are deceptively simple. Literally any age of artist can attain jaw dropping, hang it over your sofa, results with this easy process.
All you need are watercolors (either dry cake or liquid watercolors) and leaves. While smaller, simpler leaves were not the best for the above projects you can use anything for this one. Bring on the frilly fern fronds.
Do you have favorite fall art projects that your family or class enjoys- share them! Pictures from my readers make my day!