Looking for a fun and easy Fall art project that’s colorful and creative? Or, wondering how to make a leaf project? I have great news! We have an awesome collection of amazing leaf art projects for kids of any age from preschool to teens! You’ll be amazed at how low prep and affordable autumn crafts can be with our unique ideas.

Fall Leaf Art Supplies

Wondering what you can make with fall leaves? This autumn art activity includes very simple materials with a lucky large leaf to paint to use as a stamp and a paint palette with a nice variety of colors.

  • Large Leaf (oak, maple)
  • Small Leaf
  • Variety of Paints (Try These Neon Paints)
  • Large Paint Brush
  • Black Marker
  • White Cardstock Paper
  • Paper cup filled with water
  • Paper towel

Autumn Art Project Instructions

  1. Lay a large leaf flat on top of white cardstock paper.

2. Dip paint brush into purple paint and paint bottom area near stem as show below.

3. Dip paint brush in water, wipe clean with paper towel, and begin painting with a blue splash.

4. Dip paint brush in water, wipe clean with paper towel, and begin painting with a red splash on the left as shown below.

5. Time for the orange color. Dip paint brush in water, wipe clean with paper towel, and begin painting with an orange color.

6. Gently flip and flatten leaf over to use as a stamp.

7. Using another white cardstock sheet, push gently on leaf to ensure paint is transferred onto paper.

8. Slowly pull leaf off paper and admire the amazing transformation of colors.

9. Wait for leaf imprint to dry.

10. Draw a stem using a black sharpie or marker as shown below.

11. Try another smaller leaf and repeat process.

12. Fall Art Project is Complete.

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Comments (7)

  • Bobbi Reply

    Just wondering what paints you used, and where you got them. I couldn’t tell if they were watercolors, dry tempera cakes or what — but they are beautiful!

    September 21, 2020 at 10:30 am
    • Valerie Mcclintick

      I used the Neon Watercolor Paints listed in the description. They are called Sax Liquid Washable Watercolor Paints in Flourescent Colors. They are liquid and ready to go, and I didn’t thin them out so the colors stayed very vibrant. They are one of my favorite paints! This is my affiliate link to them on Amazon: https://amzn.to/35j2QI2

      October 20, 2020 at 9:31 am
  • Debby Reply

    Do you recommend liquid water colors or a thicker paint?

    September 21, 2020 at 11:34 am
    • Valerie Mcclintick

      I used the Neon Watercolor Paints listed in the description. They are liquid and ready to go, and I didn’t thin them out so the colors stayed very vibrant. They are one of my favorite paints!

      October 20, 2020 at 9:31 am
  • Bee Rush Reply

    This is beautiful, Thank you so much for sharing.

    September 22, 2020 at 7:23 am
  • Louise Reinhardt Reply

    I was wondering if you have any art projects, i could use with things people have at home. I am looking for ideas. thank you so much.

    October 12, 2020 at 9:25 am
    • Valerie Mcclintick

      Hi Louise,

      This can certainly be done at home! It will work with any paint really, even Crayola markers (if you color and then print quickly). :)

      October 20, 2020 at 9:35 am

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