Fall Shape Art

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.

Shape Turkey

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!

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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.



Need more great art ideas? Check out Arts & Crafts Outdoors and Recycled Art: Crafting with Paper Towel Rolls.

Updated August 26th, 2023, by L. Elizabeth Forry

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L. Elizabeth Forry 

L. Elizabeth Forry is an Early Childhood Educator with fifteen years of classroom teaching experience. She earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and has a Bachelor of Arts in English and one in Music from Lebanon Valley College. She has taught children in Japan, Washington D.C., Chicago, and suburban Maryland. She is trained as a reading therapist, has a TEFL certification, and has done extensive work with children regarding mental health, social-emotional development, gender development. She has written curriculum for children and educators and has led training sessions for parents and educators on various topics on early childhood development. She is the mother of two boys and resides outside of Annapolis, Maryland.

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