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Fun Fall Art Projects To Do With Your Children

The leaves are turning colors, pumpkins and apples are ready to be harvested; let’s create great projects using pieces of the beauty of fall.

Written By: Jen Block

The leaves are turning colors, pumpkins and apples are ready to be harvested; let’s create great projects using pieces of the beauty of fall.

Leaf rubbing

What you will need:

  • Real leaves
  • Thick white paper
  • Crayons
  • Oil paints

Have your children position and reposition leaves under the paper while rubbing over the paper with force enough to make the leaf details appear on the paper. As they change colors and leaf types, a blanket of fall leaves emerges. The resulting artwork serves as an independent piece of art or as the background for a marker drawing, piece of writing or a collage.

Fall Wreath

What you will need:

  • Bag to collect things from nature
  • Paper plate
  • Scissor
  • Markers
  • Ribbons
  • Glue

Take your children on a nature walk, where they can collect various items — twigs, fall leaves, acorns and berries. Have them cut out the center of a paper plate and use fall-colored crayons to color the remaining circle. They can then glue the nature items they have collected onto their paper plates, creating a wreath. Further interest can be added to the wreath by attaching a decorative ribbon to the paper plate.

Lady bug pumpkin

What you will need:

  • 1 small pumpkin
  • Old newspaper
  • Red spray paint
  • 2 large googely eyes
  • 2 black pipe cleaners
  • 25 mini black pom-poms
  • 2 mini red pom-poms
  • Glue
  • Black magic marker

Place your pumpkin on top of the newspaper. Help your child spray paint the whole pumpkin red. Let it dry. Glue on the eyes and pom-poms. Draw a mouth and wrap the black pipe cleaners around the stem (attach two of the red pom-poms with glue to the end of the black pipe cleaners). All done. Easy and adorable!

Bio: Jen Block is the Associate Director at Camp Sewataro. She herself was a camper and Waterfront staff member in the 80s. She returned to Sewataro in 2007 and now her daughter is sharing in the Sewataro experience.

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