Fall Art Project

fall crafts for kids

Need a fun art project for your older kids? This fall tree project is perfect. It’s somewhat time consuming for the careful or perfectionist child but dries quickly enough for those who are more impatient. Welcome fall into your house and or homeschool curriculum with this .

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a canvas, painters tape, a sponge paint brush and paint.
  2. Start by taping the tree form. I ripped my tape into strips for the branches.
  3. I also made falling and fallen leaves with tiny pieces.
  4. Press down hard so paint won’t seep under.
  5. Start painting. I used all different fall colors and blended them.
  6. Let dry
  7. Peel off the tape carefully.

Need a fall themed craft for a younger child? Try this Fall Leaves Craft

Books About Fall

Fall Books For Kids

Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber is a beautifully illustrated , informative book that all all about leaves in autumn. It’s not the most exciting book but is a good teaching resource and tool when you are teaching your child about the changing seasons.  I can’t say this is a must read, but it’s useful and worth a look at your local library and will probably make you and your children want to jump in a few giant piles of leaves!

When_Autumn_Falls

When Autumn Falls by Kelli Nidey is a stunning book, the illustrations which are painted paper collages, by Susan Swan are so richly colored you will want more after turning the last page. The text is clever as well. Readers will discover that fall is well named not just because of falling leaves, but also pumpkins falling from the vines, temperatures falling, seeds falling from their leaves and even football players falling! The text is the perfect length for toddlers but not too short for preschoolers too.  Cute book for this time of year.

Great Acorn Mystery

Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh is a perfect fit for this activity!  The little mouse detectives Dot and Jabber are trying to figure out how a tiny oak tree has sprouted so far from the big one across the meadow. I love how this book excites my son about learning, he wants to figure out this mystery right along side the two little detectives. Isn’t that what science really is? A mystery to be solved? The mice do solve the mystery and a squirrel is involved but you will have to read the book for all the clues and details. I highly recommend this book , it’s engaging, visually beautiful and teaches about the life cycle of an oak tree effortlessly.

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Comments

  1. The Mother Lode says

    I LOVE this resist painting project with trees. Perfect for the changing seasons, perfect for a wide range of ages, and absolutely gorgeous results!

    I’ve featured your art project on The Mother Lode:

    Camille

  2. says

    Adorable and i can’t wait to do this with my nieces and nephews. What kind of art projects can i do with my 16 month old. I know he’s a little guy but hoping we can start doing some fun little art things together.

    • natalie says

      Hi Brenna,

      What kind of paper will you use for your classroom? I was just thinking what a great activity this is, but I don’t want to buy a canvas for everyone. Thanks, Natalie

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