Process art lets kids explore color, texture, shape, and the actual process of creating art without expectation of the outcomes. This is a fancy way of saying that process art lets kids be kids and paint what they want!
These autumn process art ideas for preschoolers are delightfully messy and your preschooler is going to love digging in and getting their hands dirty with these fun projects. Have fun!
Be prepared for some messy art fun!
Let your preschoolers get messy and create art without intent with these fun fall ideas!
Messy and Fun Process Art Ideas for Your Preschooler
1. Fun Messy Turkey Art
This fun absorption art project from Learn Play Imagine will let kids make adorably messy turkeys!
Fun turkey art!
2. Acorn Abstract Art
Acorn art is abstract at its best! And these fall color choices will make for cute decorations! Your preschooler will have a blast in making this art from Fun-A-Day!
This is an acorn masterpiece!
3. Lovely Acorn Suncatcher
This acorn suncatcher project by Toddler Approved is going to look so beautiful in your window this fall!
Lovely art by a preschooler!
4. Painting with Apples
Paint with apples to see what amazing shapes your child can come up with! This cute project by Life Over C’s will spark more creativity in your preschooler!
This looks like a yummy activity too…
5. Suncatchers Made from Leaves
This gorgeous suncatcher uses real leaves, so your child will get to explore nature as they are creating art in this idea by Nurture Store!
Love the autumn vibes!
6. Bubble Print Leaves
This bubble print leaves idea by Hands On as We Grow are cute and so much fun for your preschooler to make!
Bubbly lovely fall art!
7. Paper Plate Apples
Paper plate apples will give your preschooler a chance to paint apples whatever colors they choose. And this one from No Time for Flashcards is an apple suncatcher, so you’ll be able to hang their art once it’s done!
8. Paint the Branch!
This colorful branch activity by Art Bar can be painted by multiple preschoolers to make it a project they all can share!
Paint the branch with any color you like!
9. Leaf Arts from Cookie Cutters
Use cookie cutters to make leaf shapes and more with this fall art project from Dirt and Boogers!
Lovely leaf arts!
10. Corn Cob Painting
Dip a corn cob into paint and let your preschooler roll it around in a paint tray for a unique art piece like this one from JDaniels 4 Mom!
11. Fabulous Negative Space Art
This negative space art project from Minnie Mama celebrates the shape of leaves by applying the color around them and leaving the leaf shape open!
So fab and beautiful!
12. Gorgeous Design for Coasters
Your preschooler can make art that can be utilized with these gorgeous fall coasters from Inner Child Fun!
Colorful autumn coasters!
13. Leaves Printing Activity
Paint on leaves and press them to paper to create cards, or simple pictures to hang around your house! Your preschooler will be amazed by this cute idea from Meaningful Mama!
Cool print from a leaf!
14. Falling Leaf Art
This falling leaf art by Fantastic Fun and Learning feels like leaves falling from trees and your child will love it!
Falling leaves, but they’re art!
15. Fall Trees Made From Crumpled Tin Foil
Who knew a crumpled-up piece of tin foil could make such gorgeous fall trees? Your little one will love this easy and beautiful idea from Munchkins and Moms!
Easy fall art!
16. Cool Leaf Collage Project
Let your child explore nature and then make their own collage with this leaf collage project from In The Playroom!
Stick leaves and create a cute collage!
17. Coffee Filter Leaves
These beautiful fall leaves are made out of coffee filters! You can fill up your home with color with this beautiful project from Fun at Home with Kids!
These leaves smell like coffee!
18. Corn Art Stamped by LEGOs
Lego pieces will let your preschoolers paint ‘kernels’ onto their corn cobs with this awesome fall corn cob project from Crafty Morning!
19. Pinecone Arts
Use pinecones dipped in paint to let your preschooler create a fun, colorful project that is also totally sensory-related, like this idea from Parenting Chaos!
Fun art with pinecones!
20. Play with Thin Paint
Your kiddo can use slightly thinner paint to let them explore the paint itself as well as the pinecones like this project by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds!
Colorful paint play!
21. Pumpkin Pie Painting Project
You and your child will have so much fun with this pumpkin pie painting project by Fun-A-Day!
Pumpkin fun and autumn feels!
22. Splatter Leaves
Splash some color around with these splatter-painted leaves, and see what beautiful results your kiddos end up with! Fun time from No Time for Flashcards!
Splatter the paint, splatter the fun!
23. Fall Tree from Tissue Paper
This fall tree from Fantastic Fun and Learning is made using tissue paper, and you aren’t going to believe the result!
24. Autumn Resistant Arts
Use crayons to create resistant art like these watercolor leaves (unavailable) by All Things Beautiful!
Cool leaf imprints!
25. Yarn Wrapping Activity
Let your child explore their creative side by wrapping yarn around this apple in this fun activity by Red Ted Art!
Wrap it up!
More Fun Crafts and Activities for Kids from Play Ideas!
- Simply fun and cool kids crafts to try out for every season!
- A nice DIY farm craft will definitely bring out your kid’s imagination!
- Catapults and Angry Birds crafts? A perfect combination!
- Train your child young for Olympics with these sports-theme cute crafts!
- These awesome Ninja crafts will definitely give your kid’s playtime a twist!
- Awaken the force within your kid with these fantastic Staw Wars crafts!
- How about a Dr. Seuss-inspired kids craft? No one would say no to these!
Which awesome autumn process art project are you making with your preschooler today?