Fall Landscape Artwork with Acrostic Poems

Fall is the perfect season to create art projects. Students really connect to all the beautiful colors, falling leaves, pumpkins, and fresh fall air. This craft is perfect for September, October, and can easily be turned into a spooky halloween activity. Pair it with fall acrostic poems to connect their learning!

Hey y'all, happy fall! If you follow me along, you would know I'm slightly obsessed with fall time. I also love taking pictures of fall leaves and trees. See, slightly obsessed! Last year we did a art project similar to this one but I decided to add in another step with the glue outline and the acrostic poems!

Fall is the perfect season to create art projects. Students really connect to all the beautiful colors, falling leaves, pumpkins, and fresh fall air. This craft is perfect for September, October, and can easily be turned into a spooky halloween activity. Pair it with fall acrostic poems to connect their learning!

Last week we worked on the first part of artwork with creating Acrostic Poems using the word "Pumpkin". You can read all about that here and purchase my acrostic poem pack here! Now onto the art!

Fall is the perfect season to create art projects. Students really connect to all the beautiful colors, falling leaves, pumpkins, and fresh fall air. This craft is perfect for September, October, and can easily be turned into a spooky halloween activity. Pair it with fall acrostic poems to connect their learning!

Step One:

Create landscape (including a pumpkin) in pencil. I taught students shapes of different things found in a landscape on the board before letting them go to their own papers. They should be large shapes/objects so they can fit the pastels within them! 

Step Two:

Outline pencil lines with white glue. I modeled for my kiddos. Some had some had trouble with the squeezing of the glue. We had to practice on some paper towels to help with that. 

Fall is the perfect season to create art projects. Students really connect to all the beautiful colors, falling leaves, pumpkins, and fresh fall air. This craft is perfect for September, October, and can easily be turned into a spooky halloween activity. Pair it with fall acrostic poems to connect their learning!

Step Three:

Find a SAFE area for them to dry. I had them keep them on their tables because moving them would cause the glue to shift. 

Step Four:

After the glue is completely dry,  model blending layers of colors in the sections of glue. 

Fall is the perfect season to create art projects. Students really connect to all the beautiful colors, falling leaves, pumpkins, and fresh fall air. This craft is perfect for September, October, and can easily be turned into a spooky halloween activity. Pair it with fall acrostic poems to connect their learning!

Step Five:

Using your finger, blend the colors in. I had them have a extra paper towel for their fingers. 

Step Six:

Fill in all the sections with pastels, keeping the background dark!  

Fall is the perfect season to create art projects. Students really connect to all the beautiful colors, falling leaves, pumpkins, and fresh fall air. This craft is perfect for September, October, and can easily be turned into a spooky halloween activity. Pair it with fall acrostic poems to connect their learning!

Step Seven: 

Mount with their Acrostic Poem and enjoy their masterpieces! 


My kids absolutely loved getting messy with the pastels and making these beautiful fall landscapes. They turned out so well and we will definitely be doing this project next year! I hope you can use this in your classroom as well! 

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