Fun Fall Art Project for Kids

Fall art project ideas
Is there anything more beautiful than autumn leaves? As we wait for the cooler weather to arrive here in Texas, I'm thrilled to see the leaves begin to change ever so slightly on my way home each day. Today, I'm sharing an autumn process art project for preschoolers and elementary students. 
Process art is awesome for young learners because it focuses on the HOW and encourages creativity.
In this autumn leaves project, students will explore mixing colors. They will also see how various tools can be used in art. Here are the supplies you will need.
Fall is coming! Love this autumn art project for preschoolers.
Red paint, yellow paint, wooden leaf shapes, liquid droppers, various brushes and sponges
Most craft stores like JoAnn's, Michael's, or Hobby Lobby will carry the wooden leaves at this time of the year. You could also die-cut leaves on card stock or thick poster paper. I've had these liquid droppers for years. I found them on Amazon (affiliate link included for convenience), and I love them because the silicone tops come off which makes it easier to clean. I taped the wooden leaves to our workspace with painter's tape so they wouldn't shift. 
Fun fall art project for kids
I prepared a bowl of red paint and a bowl of yellow paint and demonstrated how to use the dropper to splatter the paint.
Explore mixing colors and process art with this simple autumn leaves art project.
Splattering the paint is so much fun, but it can be messy! Be sure to prepare your area accordingly. (It's hard to see in the photo, but I have a large poster board underneath.)
Make beautiful autumn leaves with this color mixing art project for kids
Now it's time to use various tools to spread the paint splatters. Hopefully your kiddos will be saying something like "WOW! It's making orange!" Let the kids experiment with adding more drops of yellow or red to mix the colors. Allow the students to use different brushes and sponges. The detail-oriented kiddos will likely notice they need a small brush to paint around the edges of the leaves.
Fun fall art project for toddlers, preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary students.
This is a fun project to do collaboratively. Students can participate as much (or as little) as they want! A large poster would also make for a beautiful, festive classroom display. Originally, I planned to remove the leaves, but I love the way they look and give the project dimension!
Explore mixing colors with preschool and Kindergarten students in this autumn process art project.

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