Fall Color Process Art – Exploring Fall Colors In Kindergarten
Fall is a great time to get creative with the children, and the beautiful Fall colors are the inspiration for these three process art activities. While it’s great to do crafts, process art allows the children to express their creativity and I guarantee they’ll have fun! This is a very low cost, easy to set up activity and requires no photo copying or printing!
For these activities I used large sheets of paper, otherwise you will find that they will finish the activity really quickly. If you only have smaller sheets, I would let them do 2 or 3 small ones each. I like to do painting activities like these ones in small groups – either rotating around the three different activities if you’re having an art afternoon, or using one of them as art activity when we do our centers. I recommend having an adult supervise so this would be a perfect activity if you have a parent helper.
What you need:
- Large sheets of paper
- Washable Paints in Fall Colors – I used red, orange, yellow, green and gold
- Apples cut in half
- Dish washing brushes (I paid $1.50 each for these and you can use them for lots of other painting activities too).
- Fall leaves collected from the yard.
This activity is always fun! Cut up some apples and let the children make their own prints. You’ll find that each child’s art work is different – some will keep all of the colors separate, some will mix them slightly and some will just make a mess! These always look great displayed around the room.
Dish Brush Painting
I started this activity with the idea that the children would ‘stamp’ with the bristles on the brush but I found that many of them like using them as large paint brushes creating lots of different sized lines. That’s the great thing about process art – there’s no right or wrong!
This activity turned out better than I thought it would. I let the students go and collect 3 or 4 leaves each and then they used them to stamp and create patterns. The leaves made a great effect on the paper and the colors mixed really well together. This was probably my favorite painting of all and they look really great on display!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these different ways of exploring Fall colors with process art painting!