Easy and Practical Fall Chalk Art Projects for Middle School

Autumn has arrived! It is time for apples, pumpkins, cooler temperatures, and nature walks to enjoy the great outdoors. As a way to celebrate the season, I have created a number of easy and practical fall chalk art projects for you to share with friends and family.

Chalk pastels is not only an easy way to add art into your home school, it’s a great way to get your kids working on some fun DIY crafts. Use them to decorate your home and table this fall or give them away as gifts or keepsakes.

Chalk pastels is an easy way to add art into your home school. Celebrate the season with these easy and practical DIY fall chalk art projects. Not only are they fun DIY art projects for teens, they're also fun gift ideas for friends and family. Decorate your home and table this autumn with these fall crafts for teens. My kids loved making the note cards and everyone enjoyed receiving handwritten messages from us. #chalkart #artforteens #homeschooling #fall #tweens #teens #educationpossible

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Fall Chalk Art

Our fondness for chalk pastel art continues to grow. Working with chalk is a favorite in our house because it requires very few supplies, takes just a little time, and it allows everyone to express their own creativity. We have one simple rule when it comes to chalk art, and that is — every project is supposed to look different.

For inspiration and directions we used A Seasonal Start in Fall Chalk Pastels from Southern Hodgepodge.


To get an idea of just how fast and fun chalk art can be, Southern Hodgepodge has created this draw a pumpkin in less than one minute challenge. Go ahead and give it a try with your teens.

Although we enjoy hanging our art projects around the house, we decided to create something new with our fall chalk art projects that we could share with family and friends.

In order to neatly share and use our projects, we needed to figure out how to contain the chalk so it wouldn’t easily rub off.

One suggestion we have heard of is to spray the finished pieces with hairspray and allow them to dry. This option works well, however we also decided to experiment with one of favorite homeschool resources, our trusty laminator, to see if it would preserve our treasured works of art.

Much to our delight, the laminating option was a success. Just be sure to place your chalk art piece in the lamination pouch carefully and don’t move it. If you try to re-position the paper, some of the chalk will attach to the inside of the laminating pouch.

So what fall chalk art projects did we create?

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Fall Chalk Art Crafts for Teens

Note Card

Send a thoughtful note to a special friend this season.

Cut a piece of paper so it is a little smaller than the front of a note card and create a chalk art design on it. When you’re done, laminate it and then attach it to the front of the card with glue dots.

Writing letters is a wonderful life skill for kids to learn. So not only will they be creating a work of art, they’ll be building practical skills. And they’ll make someone’s day by sending a handmade, hand written note to them.

For a fun gift idea, have your teen make up a few note cards with different designs on the front (keeping them blank inside) that they can package together to give to friends.

Place Cards (Name Cards)

Set your holiday table with handmade place/name cards for each guest.

For cards that will “stand up” on the table, cut out 3 ½ ” x 4” pieces of light colored paper. Fold the paper in half to make a “tent”. Decorate one or both sides of the paper that is visible with a chalk art design, leaving space to write your guest’s name on the card. Use chalk or a marker to write your guest’s name then spray the card with hairspray to set.

For a flat card, cut out a 2” x 3 ½” piece of light colored paper. Decorate one side of the paper with a chalk art design. Laminate the paper and cut around the paper edges. Use a Sharpie or Dry Erase Marker to write your guest’s name on the card and them place on the dinner table.

At the end of the meal, each guest will have a personalized handmade keepsake to take home.

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Create a unique children’s placemat as one of your Thanksgiving table decorations.

Decorate an 8 ½” x 11” piece of paper with bright and festive chalk art designs. Laminate the page using an 8.9” x 11.4” Laminating Pouch. Use these fun placements to mark a special place at the table for your young guests.

You can either make them ahead of time or set up a chalk art station to give your guests a chance to create their own designs if you have the time before your meal.

Either way, they’ll have a fun keepsake to take home with them.

More Fall Crafts for Teens

Fall Chalk Art Supplies

Don’t limit your chalk projects to one season. You can use chalk art to celebrate a trip to the beach, Spring, Christmas, and so much more.

And fall crafts aren’t the only way to have fun this season. Here are a bunch of other fall activities you can do as a family.

What creative way will you use your chalk art skills this fall?

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  1. Susan these are beautiful!! Your pumpkins, acorns and note cards and more. So creative and to give these as gifts – the BEST. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  2. What a beautiful & creative art project! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you stop by again next week!

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