I love this fall watercolor art. It’s a project that’s sophisticated enough for adults and simple enough for kids of all ages to complete with a little help from an adult.
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I love having my nieces and nephews over for a visit. Since they range in age from 1-14 planning the right activity when they’re all over at once can really be a challenge. I am always trying to come up with projects that we can do together.
Around the holidays, I rely on gingerbread decorating. It can get a bit messy at times, but it’s fun for all ages…Plus, if the kids get sick of decorating this recipe is delicious! I’ve considered sugar cookie decorating in the spring, summer and fall, but it just doesn’t have the same special feel.
Today’s fall watercolor art project is a new take on a summer project we first completed more than five years ago. Based on experience, I knew the littles would enjoy it (even the two-year-old had a blast), but I wasn’t as sure how it would go over with the older cousins. I am happy to report they loved it just as much at 10 and 14, as they did when they were younger.
Fall Watercolor Art
My favorite thing about this fall watercolor art is that it’s sophisticated enough it can be displayed anywhere in the home. My sister has it on display right in the entryway of her home. If I had kids of my own, I think I’d have them create a piece each season and keep them hanging on permanent display.
To complete this fall watercolor art project you will need:
- Small square canvas (I used 6×6 stretched canvas)
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolor paints
- Leaf punch
- Glue dots
- Optional: Gold Foil Vinyl
- Optional: Electronic Cutting Machine (I used this Cricut machine)
- Optional: Fall Cut File (download at bottom of post)
How to recreate this fall watercolor art project:
- Download the cut file (see download below).
- Upload the design to your electronic cutting machine’s design software and create the appropriately sized layout.
- Feed the vinyl into your machine with the glossy side down. Select vinyl on the dial or in the media menu and cut.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the backing, leaving only the words and shapes.
- Transfer foil vinyl fall shape to art canvas.
- Fill a piece of watercolor paper with paint with color and pattern at random.
- Using the leaf punch, punch leaves from paper. Bend leaves a bit to give them more dimension.
- Glue leaves to art canvas as desired using glue dots.
I love how the kids fall art turned out – each piece was beautiful. I even completed one myself!
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