Fall is in the air. And you know what that means. It’s time to head outside with a baggie. Huh? Yep. That’s right—it’s leaf-collecting season. With the yellows, reds, and oranges all around, Mother Nature is providing your little artist with inspiration by just being outside. So, start gathering up those leaves and get crafting. We’ve got the most awesome autumn art activities for your kiddo: Paint, print, cut, color and so much more! Peep at them all below.

Negative Space

Kids can get artsy with negative space. And, of course, fall leaves. Okay, so you’re not really making art out of leaves. Your child is actually making art out of the absence of the leaves. Of course, if your creative kid wants to keep the leaves she’ll remove from her negative space painting, she can always collage them onto another piece of paper or hang them together with yarn to make a garland. Get the full instructions from Mini Monets and Mommies.

photo: courtesy Mini Monets and Mommies

How do you and your kiddos get crafty for fall? Share with us in the comments!

— Erica Loop