Mini Monets and Mommies: Fall Leaf Paint Splatter Kids' Art Activity

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fall Leaf Paint Splatter Kids' Art Activity

When Jackson Pollock first dripped, dribbled and flung paint onto a canvas it’s doubtful he ever envisioned his abstract art techniques being used for a fall themed kids’ art activity. That said, painting with splatters, splishes and splots can help your young artist to learn about this famous masterpiece-maker.
Paint Splatter

As trees change from green to an autumn orange, yellow or red, your child can transform paper leaves from summer to fall colors. What does Jackson Pollock have to do with coloring fall leaves? This activity uses his famous paint-splatter to make plain paper leaves into abstract autumn art.

This is a messy art activity. Prep for the mess before the art-making begins!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Green construction paper

·        A marker

·        Scissors

·        Tempera paint in red, orange and yellow

·        A paintbrush

·        A paint tray, palette or the top of a plastic-ware container (turn it over and it makes an inexpensive palette)

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Draw a fall leaf onto a piece of green paper with a marker. Your child can draw her own leaf shape or she can trace a real one.
Green art

2.     Cut the leaf out.
Kids' Art

3.     Pour golf ball-sized pools of red, orange and yellow tempera paints onto the palette.
Splatter art

4.     Soak the brush in the first color of paint and fling it onto the leaf. Repeat with the other fall colors. If the paint is too thick to splish and splash easily, add water to it.
Pollock Craft
Paint fall

It’s as easy as that to change green leaves into autumn-colored splatter art! The creative fun doesn’t have to end there. Check back in with me later in the week for a way to turn this colorful plant project into a nature mobile.

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  1. This looks great! What a fun idea :)
    Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials

  2. What a fun and messy idea! I love the look of splatter art!

  3. How fun! Splatter art is the best. Such a simple way to create fall-themed art. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a fun fall craft! I just pinned this and will be featuring it this week at Meaningful Mama. Thanks so much for linking up at Mom's Library. I hope you'll be there this week too.