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Fabulous Foliage Art | Kids' Painting Ideas

Fabulous Foliage Art

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Collaborate with your youngest on this fail-proof autumnal art activity that combines drawing, stenciling, and stamping.


  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Painter's tape (optional)
  • Kitchen sponge
  • Tempera paint
  • Plastic plate


1. First, have your child draw a tree trunk with branches on a piece of card stock. On a second piece of card stock, make a stencil for the tree's leafy crown by drawing and cutting out a cloud shape. Lay the stencil on top of the tree's branches, taping it in place with painter's tape, if desired.

Fabulous Foliage Art Step 2

2. Snip and tear a kitchen sponge into roughly one-inch-wide pieces. Pour a few small puddles of tempera paint onto a plastic plate, and place a piece of sponge on each puddle. Have your child use the sponge pieces to stamp fall foliage onto the branches.