16 Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids
October 18th, 2013 posted by Sherri Osborn
Mother Nature provides plenty of inspiration for crafts, and this statement is true more so in the fall than any other time of the year. You can go outside and find a large variety of colorful craft supplies (also known as leaves) lying right on the ground.
As the days grow shorter, take some time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Take the kids for a walk and encourage them to gather up a variety of colorful leaves to use in some of the craft projects shared here. Once you run out of leaves, make some of these projects that are simply inspired by leaves.
1 – Autumn Leaf Threading from Picklebums
Thread colorful leaves and beads on plastic cording and then hang your designs in a window for all to enjoy.
2 – Felt Leaf Finger Puppets from Crafts by Amanda
You can create an entire family of autumn leaves using little more than felt and google eyes!
3 – Fall Leaf Coasters from Inner Child Fun
Discover how easy it is to make fashionable coasters using craft foam as a base and leaves as decorations.
4 – Coffee Filter Leaves from Our Crafts N Things
Even the youngest kids can easy follow along with the few steps you need to follow to make this collection of coffee filter leaves.
5 – Embroidery Hoop Leaf Suncatchers from Buzzmill
An embroidery hoop make a perfect from for the colorful leaves you find.
6 – Make a Fall Leaf Bunting from FamilyCorner.com
Use these printable templates and some watercolor paint to creat leaves you can use to make an autumn bunting.
7 – Simple Harvest Crown from Dana Made It
Let everyone in the family pretend to be autumn royalty by having them each make a crown decorated with leaves.
8 – Crunchy Leaves Craft from PBS
You can use leaves similar to the way you would glitter to make dimensional pictures.
9 – Salt Dough Leaf Prints from That Artist Woman
Use the directions here to mix up a batch of simple salt dough and then make prints in them using a variety of leaf shapes.
10 – Leaf Fairies from Krokotak
Gather together some basic craft supplies, like chenille stema and beads, and use them to make standing fairies using leaves.
11 – Leaf Lantern from 5 Orange Potatoes
You will be amazed at how simple it is to make this stunning leaf covered mason jar.
12 – Fall Cardboard Tube Leaf Finger Puppets from Crafts by Amanda
Learn how you can use leaves, along with other nature finds, to transform toilet paper tubes into fun finger puppets.
13 – Leaf Print T-Shirt from About
Dress up your clothes for autumn by decorating them using colorful leaf prints.
14 – Shaving Cream Painted Fall Leaves from Little Wonders’ Days
When you first look at these colorful leaves it is hard to believe the designs are painted on them using shaving cream.
15 – Leaf Wreath from Crafts for All Seasons
Go for a walk to gather fallen leaves and then use them to decorate this paper plate wreath.
16 – Make an Autumn Tree from Magazines from FamilyCorner.com
When you can’t get outside to find colorful leaves, learn how to make them out of magazine pages.
Hopefully these crafts will help you and your family celebrate fall. They might even help you keep the fall colors around for a little longer than they might normally be.