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How to Make Autumn Leaf Art with Chalk Pastels

by Jean Van't Hul
July 1, 2021

Make beautiful autumn leaf art for the wall with chalk pastels. Let nature be your inspiration; try this autumn leaf art activity with the kids or yourself.

Updated August 2021

This is a fun and easy Autumn drawing activity for kids and adults alike. Slow down to carefully observe a leaf, and then draw the details you see. Next, use chalk pastels to fill in your page with color, choosing either Autumnal colors, or any colors you like! The finished product is a gorgeous piece of Fall art that will look lovely on your wall.

Materials Needed for Autumn Leaf Art

Autumn Leaf Art with Chalk Pastels

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  1. Draw your leaf

    Start by drawing a leaf with the black Sharpie. See if you can fill the page with your leaf. And add the vein detail, and any other details you notice.

    Draw a Leaf

  2. Add color!

    Use the chalk pastels to color in your leaf.

    Using chalk pastels to color autumn leaves

    You may choose to use the vein sections to keep colors separate.

    Using chalk pastels to color autumn leaves

    Or you can use your fingers to blend the pastels within your drawing.

    Blending with chalk pastels

  3. Remove extra dust

    Be sure to blow the extra chalk dust off outside.

    Blending with chalk pastels

These chalk drawings provide the perfect Autumn decor to hang above the mantel.

Autumn Leaf Art Hanging Above the Mantel

So, how about letting Autumn inspire you? And make some colorful leaf art?

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Autumn Arts & Crafts Ideas & Supplies

Download our FREE printable idea list of 30 autumn activities for kids & families! Or check out the blog post with the links. So many fun ideas for fall!

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