Autumn Art – Window Painting

I really do love Autumn and enjoy doing Fall art and craft activities with the children that capture some of the season’s magic and bring all the beautiful colours inside.

I’m excited to share our latest activity with you…these colourful Fall Art – Window Paintings (sun catchers/window clings). With the light behind them they create really pretty silhouettes of all the different leaf shapes your children can find and make a lovely Autumnal display of colours that looks great on any window.

I love that this craft involves going on a leaf hunt with the children first and then getting to bring all those fabulous leaves inside to look at more closely and chat about.Make removable window paintings/window clings. A beautiful Fall art activity that captures the season's magic and brings all the beautiful colours inside.

The simplicity of this Fall art activity means that children of all ages, even the very young, can have fun with it and create stunning window displays.

I also love the flexibility of it, as it’s really easy to do in all sorts of sizes from tiny one leaf pictures to great big collaborative pieces. So whether you have one child or a class of 30, whether your windows are tiny or enormous, this is a great activity for you all.

How To Make A Fall Art Window Cling Painting

Supplies For Leaf Window Clings:

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How To Make Fall Leaf Art Window Paintings / Window Clings

I have made a short video “how-to” below, which I hope really shows how easy this activity is. I’ve jotted down the step by steps as well for those of your that prefer it that way.

  1. Cut out two pieces of sticky back plastic / contact paper to your desired size. The one in the photo is 45cm x 45cm.
  2. With the paper side down and plastic side up, Blue Tack one piece of sticky back plastic to the table to stop it rolling up. (Set aside the second piece until last.)
  3. Lightly Blue Tack the leaves into the desired position on top of the plastic.
  4. Dip the sponge into the paint and dab it up and down all over the plastic until covered. (Be careful not to move the leaves.) This is a super time to chat with the children about the colour mixing you can see going on.
  5. Allow to dry naturally or speed up with a hairdryer on a cool setting.
  6. Remove the leaves to reveal the unpainted silhouettes.
  7. Take the second piece of sticky back plastic / contact paper, remove its backing and place it over the first sheet to seal in the painted surface.
  8. Remove the backing of your finished piece of Fall Art and pop it on display on a window.

Here’s some associate links to products you might find useful for this project.

You might also like these Autumn crafts…

Simple Leaf Sewing

Autumn Crafts For Toddlers: leaf sewing from My Little 3 and Me

Autumn Tree Craft and Maths Game

Fall Craft and Math Game

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    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says

      Thanks Heather. I’m delighted you like the idea. I love that they peel off the windows so easily without leaving stickiness so they’re super easy to move around too.

    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says

      That’s great Sabrina, it’s super when people can spark ideas off each other. Your pumpkin pictures look lovely.

  1. says

    I am so happy to have found you!!! Your Autumn leaf window art activity is beautiful. I love the autumn and it’s colours and am always looking for new, fun things to do first with my kids and then in my playgroups. I want to do this activity for myself!!! Thank you! WIll visit again.

    • Emma "My Little 3 and Me" Smith says

      Thanks so much for your kind words Maria. I hope you have fun with the idea. Looking forward to seeing you here again soon. :-)

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