12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids

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If you’re a regular to Arty Crafty Kids, you will know by now that I LOVE Autumn and have a real thing for Autumn trees.

The kids love rustling and rolling around in the leaves.

And we all adore the colours, which has become a huge source of arty inspiration.

I’m always on the look out for new, beautiful and easy Autumn themed ideas to try out on the kids.

After making our own Autumn Handprint Tree and Autumn Splatter Tree, I stumbled across a few more Autumn Tree ideas for kids to add to our to-do list and I thought, why not share them with you too?

So here they are.

A gorgeous  collection of inspiring ideas, each with their own unique little Autumn Tree twist.

12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids 

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Autumn Tree using a Dish Brush | Crafty Morning

Autumn Tree with Bark | Happy Hooligans

Handprint Autumn Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Kandinsky Fall Tree | Art Projects for Kids

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Autumn Splatter Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Four Seasons Nature Tree | Red Ted Art

Autumn Pasta Shell Tree | The Pinterested Parent

Tin Foil Autumn Tree | Munchkins and Moms

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Tissue Paper Autumn Tree | I Heart Crafty Things

Hole Punch Autumn Tree | Ko Ko Ko Kids

Pumpkin Seed Autumn Tree | Fun-A-Day

Cork Printed Autumn Tree | Rainy Day Mum

Now that you have seen all 12 Autumn Tree Art Ideas for Kids, what do you think?

Do you have a favourite?

I love all of them and I hope you do too!

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Autumn Splatter Tree

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We’re half way through the Summer holiday and we’re already talking about Autumn.

While the sun shines (well mostly between our notorious British showers), Miss O has noticed a seasonal change.

The leaves are changing colour. Some are beginning to fall and the onslaught of questions has begun:

“why do the leaves fall?”

“why do they change colour?”

So after a lot of chat and checking out a few books, we decided to get arty, and I have to tell you, this Autumn splatter tree was not my idea!

Miss O was playing around with paint and she declared the splats were like Autumn leaves falling from the tree!

I do love her abstract thinking and well, we rolled with it.

And here’s the result, a gorgeous Autumn Splatter Tree!

MATERIALS: Autumn Splatter Tree 

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White card (US / UK )
Tempera Paint (US / UK)
Paintbrush with firm Bristles (US / UK)
A plastic knife/ glue stick

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Let’s Make It! 
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Using our Splat Painting technique, Miss O applied the first layer of paint.

Scraping a hard bristled brush against a plastic stick (of any form, I suggested a knife or glue stick) is a great way to control the splats.

You will achieve a better coverage and better splats!

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Continue to build on the splats, using a variety of Autumn colours.

Keep going until the sheet of card is full and leave to dry before moving onto the next step.

TIP: Card tends to be a much better base for painting. Kids, especially little ones, like to add layer after layer of paint and often with lots of water! Using a firm base will prevent the painting becoming too soggy and potentially spoilt!

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Once the splats are completely dry, start creating!

While Miss O decided to create an Autumn splatter tree, your kids may choose to paint something else!

Using black against a coloured background is amazingly effective for creating a silhouette.

I’m sure you’re kiddos will have their own ideas!

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I hope your kids enjoy making their own Autumn splatter tree. If this is an idea you’ll come back to, make sure you pin it before you go and check out our collection of art ideas for kids!

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Leaf Chalk Art

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Leaf Chalk Art is an incredibly simple art activity for kids and a super way to extend those autumnal nature walks, where the kids inevitably return with an arm full of gorgeous yellow, orange and red leaves.

I love this activity on many levels. For one, it kept my kids entertained for an entire afternoon. They adored creating different patterns and playing with the colours. They paid special attention to the natural structure of leaves, incorporating the natural lines ( more often than not without even realising it) and shapes into their creativity.

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To get started, all you need are leaves and chalk markers UK Link/ US Link or paint. It couldn’t be easier!

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And of course willing kids who are happy to experiment and create!

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My kids can’t wait to introduce their best friends to Leaf Chalk Art and I can foresee this being an activity we return to time and time again. I hope your kids enjoy this art idea for kids as much as mine.

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Owl Suncatcher

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There’s a certain irony about making a suncatcher on a rainy day, but that’s exactly what we did!

Our impromptu owl suncatchers were a huge hit with the kids and coupled with a reading of ‘I’m not Cute (Baby Owl)’, it was suddenly owl fever in the house, with the kids combining different colours to make the cutest of cute baby owls.

Simple crafts are always a popular with the kids, who could see the results very quickly as their owls took form. My eldest especially enjoyed practising her cutting skills.

To create our owl suncatchers, we used a laminator – a gadget I love using to preserve the kids paintings, school reports and photos. Using it to make suncatcher is a definite bonus!

Owl Suncatcher: Materials 

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Tissue Paper – Multiple Colours ( US Link / UK Link)
Laminator ( US Link / UK Link)
Laminating Pouches ( US Link / UK Link)
Scissors

Owl Suncatcher
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1. Start by cutting out a large roundish shape and place it into the a central position into the laminating pouch. This will become the owls body.

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2. Using different colours of tissue paper, cut out the shapes for the wings, eyes and tummy and layer onto the body until the owl begins to take form.

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3. Fold the pouch over and laminate.

4. Trim the Owl to remove the excess pouch and display in the window!

We only made a few owls, but could you imagine how amazing they could look as a window display within a preschool or school?

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