Today I’ve added two different Autumn leaf art tutorials for kids. Both include templates and full photo tutorials, and they can easily be adapted for multiple ages. These turn out stunning and can transform your classroom walls within an afternoon.
Fall is a great time to start new art projects with your children. With all the colorful leaves and foliage there is plenty of inspiration to be found. These Fall leaf art projects are designed to teach children new ways they can color, shade and create texture with different art mediums. Templates are provided as an option for younger children, those who become frustrated with drawing or struggle with perfectionism, that way children can focus on learning with the medium and technique instead.
Zentangle Fall Leaf Art Project for Kids
This Fall leaf art project for children combines zentangle with oil pastels and watercolor for a stunning look. Great for children in late elementary or Middle School.
Texture & Patterned Fall Leaf Art
This is a Fall Leaf Art project for children of all ages. Using simple techniques, children can design a leaf with multiple colors and textures for a vibrant outcome.
Fall Leaf Art Project For Kids
Students of all ages love this Fall Leaf Art Project. Using Chalk Pastels, this project is great for a First Day of Fall Art Project.
Printable Fall Leaf Art Cards
This set includes five different leaves each with different shapes, colors and textures for your little artists to explore. These are super simple to print out and lay on the table for some quick art projects this Fall!
Colorful Watercolor Fall Leaves
Hand draw with a ruler, these fall leaves are full of character. Children use simple coloring and shading techniques to fill in their design giving the final product an authentic look.
Parts of a Leaf Science Notebook
Free parts of a leaf science notebook printables. A great set including a chart, labeling worksheet, cut and paste activity, notebooking and coloring page.
Fall Leaf Printables
A great set of free fall leaf preschool printables, games, worksheets, activities and resources.
There are so many amazing Fall Leaf Art Projects online that it’s hard to go wrong! We’ve done quite a few over the years with great success, but this year I think we’ve hit gold with our Watercolor Fall Leaf Art Project for Kids!
Fall Leaf Art Project:
(Watercolor Pencils are optional, I explain why below)
Step 1: Trace a leaf shape onto your paper. Â If you have little ones you might do this part for them while they hold down the leaf.
Step 2: Draw a dot in the middle of your leaf. Â Use a ruler to draw straight lines from the dot to the pointy end of each part of your leaf. Â If you’re leaf doesn’t have many distinctive points, try to just spread out five or six diagonal lines.
Step 3: Draw connecting lines for each of your diagonal lines. If your leaf has many points you can use them as guide lines for where to draw another shape. We’re trying to make sharp shapes like triangles, rhombus, etc.
Step 4: This is how your leaf will look when done drawing. It’s sorta like a snowflake!
Step 5: Using your watercolors, begin filling in each shape with a different color. Try to make parts of the shape with BOLD and DARK color, and other parts with white or watered down color. You can use a napkin to blot out color and make white areas. This is great for making texture as well.
Step 6: Continue to fill in your shapes by alternating colors. Â We’re sticking mainly to Warm colors like reds, oranges, yellows, but don’t be afraid to add in some browns, purples, and greens too. Â These are all colors you’ll find in a fall leaf.
Step 7: Using a black watercolor pencil outline your leaf shape. You can use a sharpie marker as well, but I like the way a watercolor pencil “bleeds” into the painting a bit.
All Done! Frame your picture on black for a stunning display!
I love this project because the materials and the mess are minimal and children of all ages can participate. My 5 year old son did this Fall leaf and it turned out amazing!!
Here is a quick photo you can Pin for Later
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