October 19, 2021

DIY Fall ART-ivities for the Entire Family

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Art is found everywhere we look — even in our own backyards! Head outdoors with Arts+ teaching artist Liz Ojeda as she guides this easy-to-follow watercolor leaf activity for all ages to enjoy. Watch the YouTube video for step-by-step instructions, and be sure to share your beautiful creations with us on social media.
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WATCH: Watercolor Fall Leaves
Ages: three and up


  • Fallen leaves (not too dry/crunchy!)
  • Oil Pastels (orange, red, brown, yellow, white); or use traditional crayons if that's what you have on hand
  • Watercolor paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Watercolor paper

Browse more of our hands-on art projects for artists of all ages. Whether inspired by nature or Halloween's ghosts, goblins, and ghouls, you're sure to find an activity that you and your children will love! Let's get creating!


For ages three and up:

Chalk Monsters

Fruit and Vegetable Prints

For ages 7-12:

Costume Cups

Blob Monsters

Character Cubes

For adults and seniors:

Layered Landscapes