With the changing colours all around us this is the perfect time to share some autumn art ideas for kids. There are loads of autumn painting ideas in this round up with ideas for all ages easy ideas suitable for toddlers and preschoolers to slightly more complex ideas that are great for kids in primary and junior school.
All of the autumn art ideas that I’m sharing today appear in the same order that they’re shown inn the collage below to make it that little bit easier for you to find your favourites, but there’s more ideas than you’ll see in the collages so do take a look through to find some new ideas to try out with your child! If you like these ideas make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so that you can return to it again for more ideas plus keep reading for some of our favourite autumn crafts and activities for kids.
Autumn Art Ideas for Kids
Try using pinecones as way to create some autumn art, we’ve got a free leaf printable you can use too.
We love these autumn tree painting ideas and there’s a free tree template you can use as well.
Pumpkin seeds are something that we often end up with a lot of over the autumn and this autumn tree art using dyed pumpkin seeds from Fun-A-Day looks fantastic, there’s a tutorial on how to dye them too!
Have you tried making scratch art? This autumn themed one from Kids Craft Room looks gorgeous.
Create some pretty leaf silhouette art following this tutorial from The Best Ideas for Kids.
Isn’t this clay leaf art from the Imagination Tree absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea for turning them into bowls as well.
I’m a little bit in love with these coffee filter suncatchers from Tinkerlab and I know that my kids would love to make them too.
Have you tried using black glue in art? These black glue autumn leaves might be a good way to start!
Use cotton wool to try out a different way of painting with this apple craft.
This window painting idea from Kids Craft Room is really pretty and a great excuse to go out looking for leaves with your children.
Lots of autumn art ideas for kids are centred around autumn trees due to their beautiful colours and I love the way that Fun-A-Day uses negative space in this kids art activity to make a tree painting with a difference!
A Little Pinch of Perfect shares a great autumn leaves idea that makes a fantastic STEAM project too, plus the results are so pretty!
Happy Hooligans idea using golf balls would be great for toddlers or preschoolers.
Projects With Kids shares some gorgeous fall art using chalk.
Have you tried making art with crayon shavings? Happy Hooligans shows you how with this fall art project.
Autumn Crafts and Activities for Kids
These autumn leaf suncatchers look great hung up in windows and can be a good way to teach about colour mixing too.
This pom pom apple tree is a fun craft to do with younger kids (my daughter made this one) and is good for fine motor skills too.
Creating bird feeders together is a great activity for this time of year as it’s a great excuse to get outside but you can always watch the birds from the warmth of your home if it starts to get too cold! Our DIY bird feeders kids can make has got loads of inspiration for tutorials to try out.