31 Fantastic Fall Art Projects for Kids

Fall in love with creativity this season.

Examples of fall art projects, including leaf chalk art and fall wind socks.

Autumn is in the air and you can hardly look to the left or right without seeing an abundance of creative inspiration in the form of pumpkins, scarecrows, sunflowers, and foliage. Whether you prefer Halloween or Thanksgiving, they both provide plenty of inspiration for your next art project. Jack-o’-lanterns, witches, spiders, candy corn, and turkeys are just some of our favorites. We have something for every age and in every medium in our list below. So grab your favorite art supplies and get to work on some of these awesome fall art projects!

1. Fall Tree Sticker Scene

Fall art projects like this one show a piece of white paper with the outline of a tree in brown construction paper. a leaf shaped bowl holds a bunch of fall leaf stickers that are ready to be attached.

We love this idea because it is no-mess and low-prep. Make a tree on some white paper, then let your students go to town decorating it with a bowl full of fun fall stickers!

Learn more: Fantastic Fun and Learning

2. Pumpkin Picture Frame

Fall art projects like this one shows six orange popsicle sticks are glued together and a green one is in the back for a stem. A picture of a little boy is glued on it and the words "My Little Pumpkin."

What’s cuter than a pumpkin made from Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners? One with your student’s face on it!

Learn more: Fire Flies and Mud Pies

3. Fall Leaf Suncatchers


Fall art projects can include leaves like these that are made from contact paper and red, orange, yellow, and green tissue paper.

Download a free leaf template at the link below and then grab some autumn-colored tissue paper to make these pretty suncatchers.

Learn more: The Best Ideas for Kids

4. Fall Leaf Chalk Art

Fall art projects include this one on black paper with leaves on them. The outer edge of the paper is decorated in neon chalk pastels.

We love this project since it teaches an art lesson on positive and negative spaces. Use painter’s tape to put a leaf template on some black card stock, then let your students smudge chalk pastel all around it. Finally, remove the tape and admire the finished project!

Learn more: Projects With Kids

5. Pumpkin Zentangle

Fall art projects can include this pumpkin zentangle. A pumpkin drawing is divided into sections and each section has a different design in it.

Older students will surely enjoy this pumpkin doodle project. Zentangles are not only fun, they offer stress-relieving qualities for busy high schoolers!

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6. Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Puppet

Fall art projects include scarecrow puppets like these two made from popsicle sticks and construction paper.

Be sure to have some pretty scrapbooking paper on hand so students have options to personalize their scarecrows. Once they’re finished, they can put on a puppet show for you!

Learn more: Glued to My Crafts Blog

7. Sunflower Collage

Six sunflower pictures are examples of fall art projects. They are pieced together as collages made from tissue paper and other materials. Text reads "Sunflower art projects."

This sunflower collage can work for students as young as preschool or as old as high school since the size of your scraps and the detail included are up to the artist.

Learn more: Nurture Store

8. Fall Collage

Fall art projects include this fall collage. It is constructed from different cut outs of construction paper that are made to look like different color and sized trees.

As far as fall art projects go, this one can be done last-minute since all you need is some construction paper, a Sharpie, glue, and some scissors. Have students create as many unique trees as they want before gluing them in the layout of their choosing.

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9. Turkey Headband

A headband is made from cardstock. It has two googly eyes and a beak and two feathers in the back. This is an example of fall art projects.

This turkey headband is the perfect craft to do before Thanksgiving break in November. While relatively easy, you may want to have an extra set of hands around to measure little heads.

Learn more: Sew Woodsy

10. Scarecrow Puppet

Scarecrow puppets are made from brown paper bags and construction paper. Text reads, "paper bag scarecrow craft for kids"

Making a puppet from a paper bag is a rite of passage for any kid, so why not have your students try their hand at this adorable scarecrow? Sit back and watch the imaginative free play once their puppet friends are finished.

Learn more: Simple Every Day Mom

11. Watercolor Spider Web

Fall art projects can include watercolor projects like this one. Three pieces of paper are divided into a web with black and each section of the web is colored in a different color using watercolor paints.

Is there anything more tempting than a fresh set of watercolor paints? Equally pretty and spooky, these spider webs are the perfect art project for Halloween.

Learn more: Projects With Kids

12. Jack-o’-Lantern Collage

Two different Jack O' Lanterns are shown. They are made from ripped up magazine strips.

No list of fall art projects would be complete without some Halloween imagery. Rather than have your old magazines end up in a landfill, why not use them to create a fun jack-o’-lantern collage?

Learn more: The Pinterested Parent

13. Black Paper Cat

Fall art projects can include black cats. This one is made from black paper folded accordion style to form the face. It also has ears, green eyes, a pink nose, and white whiskers.

Surprisingly simple to create, we just love these spooky black cats. This project will work on young students’ dexterity since they will need to fold their paper accordion-style.

Learn more: Easy Peasy and Fun

14. Puffy Paint Candy Apples

A red and a green candy apple are shown. They are made from posterboard and a popsicle stick. Brown puffy paint is on the top to look like caramel and sprinkles are on it.

These apples look so tasty we just want to take a bite out of them! We love that this is simultaneously an art lesson and a science experiment since students will be mixing their own puffy paint.

Learn more: I Heart Arts n Crafts

15. Cheerio Corn Craft

A corn template has cheerios glued to it to look like corn kernels.

Preschoolers will love gluing Cheerios onto their corn cobs, but make sure you have extra cereal since they will probably sneak a few!

Learn more: Glued to My Crafts Blog

16. Paper Cup Witch

Fall art projects include this witch made from a green plastic cup with orange hair, a witch hat, eyes, and a nose.

While not exactly scary, these sweet witches will be sure to delight your students. Although they are cute on their own, the light-up tea-light noses really put them over the edge!

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17. Fall Gnome

A gnome is made from scrapbook paper for a hat and a fall leaf fro the beard and a nose is stapled in between.

So simple and yet so adorable, we can’t get enough of these fall gnomes. Cut out a hat from some fall-themed scrapbook paper, select a fake fall leaf for a beard, then staple a nose on to tie it all together!

Learn more: Glued to My Crafts

18. Leaf People

Two people are made entirely out of leaves glued together. Text reads "Leaf People Craft" in this fall art project.

Bring your students outside for a fall hike, have them collect leaves of all sizes and shapes, then let them create their own unique leaf person. Have some googly eyes and markers on hand so your students can get really creative.

Learn more: My Mommy Style

19. Paper Plate Candy Corn

Fall art projects include candy corn like these made from paper plates cut to shape and painted white, orange, and yellow.

These paper plate candy corns are the perfect art project to do during the month of October. Grab your scissors and orange and yellow paint and get to work!

Learn more: The Gracious Wife

20. Candy Corn Flowers

While you’ll need to check for allergies before proceeding with this craft, the end result is just too precious. Once their masterpiece is complete, let your students enjoy the extra candy.

Learn more: The Resourceful Mama

21. Q-tip Painted Pumpkins

Fall art projects can include real pumpkins. This one shows four white pumpkins that have been painted with q-tips.

Painting pumpkins should be included in any list of fall art projects. Q-tips make for the perfect paintbrushes for small pumpkins since you can make small, precise designs. Be sure to use non-washable paints if you want to display them outside.

Learn more: Projects With Kids

22. Beaded Corn

Fall art projects can be 3-d like this one which is ears of corn made from fall colored beads and pipe cleaners.

This project is perfect for working on motor skills since students will need to string the beads on their pipe cleaners and twist them into shape. An added bonus is they make for the cutest table decor during Thanksgiving dinner.

Learn more: One Little Project

23. Fall Doodle Art

A piece of paper is sectioned off into different areas and a leaf shape in the middle is colored in yellow. Each section has doodles of different designs inside.

This is the perfect art project to break out when you need a time filler since it can be worked on and then put away for later. The finished product will be oh-so satisfying to look at!

Learn more: The Craft Train

24. Handprint Apple Tree

Fall art projects can include finger painting like this one. A brown tree stump has three green handprints to be the leaves. There are red and yellow finger tip dots all over it that are meant to be apples.

Finger painting is as synonymous with preschool as apple trees are with fall. This handprint/fingerprint tree will surely end up on refrigerators everywhere.

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25. Coffee Filter Trees

12 trees are shown as black silhouettes with colorful circles behind them that are made from coffee filters.

Who says coffee filters are just for coffee and window washing? Use a stencil to create a spooky tree silhouette, paint a coffee filter, then put it all together for the perfect window decoration.

Learn more: Artventurous Blogspot

26. Toilet Paper Spider Stamps

The top left image shows black paint and a toilet paper roll. The second image shows 8 legs attached to the roll, the third image shows spiders created using the toilet paper roll dipped in black paint as a stamp and the final image shows the stamp decorated to look like a spider.

We love this spider project since it is really two crafts in one! Have your students start collecting empty toilet paper rolls in the weeks before you plan to do this art project.

Learn more: Crafty Morning

27. Pom-Pom Spiders

Fall art projects can include spiders like these ones made from black pom poms with popsicle stick legs and googly eyes.

Another super-fun spider project that will make for the cutest desk pets during October.

Learn more: My Home Based Life

28. Fall Wind Sock

Paper towel rolls are decorated with fall leaves and have handles to hang them from attached. Red, orange, and yellow crepe paper hang from the bottom.

You can use toilet paper and paper towel rolls for the base of these wind socks or you can choose colored card stock folded into shape. You’ll also need some fall stickers and autumn-colored crepe paper to complete this pretty decoration.

Learn more: I Heart Crafty Things

29. Acorn People

A cute Acorn made from cardstock and pipe cleaners has a smile, arms, and legs.

Simple and yet oh-so sweet, these little acorn people will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Use a premade template or create your own.

Learn more: Simple Everyday Mom

30. Apple Stamp Pumpkin

Apples sliced and dipped in orange paint are used as stamps to create pumpkin shapes on white paper. Google eyes and pipe cleaners are added.

Need another use for all those apples you picked on your annual trip to the orchard? Slice them and use them as stamps to create these fun pumpkins!

Learn more: Made To Be a Mama

31. Pumpkin Paint Mixing

A sandwich bag has a jack o' lantern drawn on the front. Yellow and red paint are inside the bag and a child's hands are on top of the bag.

We love that this sensory activity also teaches kids about color mixing. The best part is the mess is contained within the bag!

Learn more: Play, Teach, Repeat

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31 Fantastic Fall Art Projects for Kids