We know your KneeBouncers have a great time with our online shape games for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, so we’re sharing five fall shape art projects! These no-tech projects connect what your kids are learning by playing our shape games with a hands-on activity! Creating art with shapes is a great way to introduce early mathematical concepts to your child, like geometry, counting, and spatial awareness, while fostering creativity.
Love this idea from No Time for Flash Cards. Made out of easy shapes like hearts, ovals, squares, and triangles. No fancy scissor maneuvering is required. Resist the urge to show your child a sample turkey. Instead, supply them with the shapes and let them create a unique wild bird!
Marshmallow Tree Painting
Use marshmallows as stamps for this fun, free-form tree, and learn how circles can make other shapes. Who says you can’t play with your food? Just don’t eat the same ones you paint with! Thanks to 4tunate.net for the idea!
Paper Apple Garland
This adorable fall-shaped art decoration would look great in any kid’s space. Just use clotheslines and construction paper circles to create an apple garland. Thanksgiving decor, maybe? We originally found this idea on Parents.com. While this craft is no longer listed on their site, they have 14 new fun fall projects your kids can try!
Paper Roll Pumpkin
Turn rectangular strips into circles and then make a pumpkin. As easy as pumpkin pie. What a fun idea from Little Family Fun! For a twist, paint toilet paper or paper towel tubes in different shades of yellow, orange, and brown, and cut them into circles. Then make some multicolored pumpkins! Plus, its a great way to reuse your paper towel or toilet paper tubes!
Owl Shape Craft
Truth be told, this is a year-round craft. But just imagine this little guy in fall colors. All you need to do is layer circles and triangles. You can see this fun idea on Pinterest. Don’t have foam or foam shapes? Your kid can cut up colorful construction paper for the same multi-colored and layered effect.
Updated August 26th, 2023, by L. Elizabeth Forry