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.

16 Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids

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.

 Autumn Leaf Threading

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.

Felt Leaf Finger Puppets

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!

Fall Leaf Coasters

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.

Coffee Filter Leaves

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.

Embroidery Hoop Leaf Suncatchers

5 – Embroidery Hoop Leaf Suncatchers from Buzzmill

An embroidery hoop make a perfect from for the colorful leaves you find.

Fall Leaf Bunting

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.

Simple Harvest Crown

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.

Crunchy Leaves Craft

8 – Crunchy Leaves Craft from PBS

You can use leaves similar to the way you would glitter to make dimensional pictures.

Salt Dough Leaf Prints

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.

Leaf Fairies

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.

Leaf Lantern

11 – Leaf Lantern from 5 Orange Potatoes

You will be amazed at how simple it is to make this stunning leaf covered mason jar.

Fall Cardboard Tube Leaf Finger Puppets

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.

Leaf Print T-Shirt

13 – Leaf Print T-Shirt from About

Dress up your clothes for autumn by decorating them using colorful leaf prints.

Shaving Cream Painted Fall Leaves

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.

Leaf Wreath

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.

Autumn Tree from Magazines

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.

 

Sherri Osborn
Sherri Osborn (9 Posts)

Sherri has enjoyed crafting her entire life and has over 15 years experience in designing craft projects and writing and editing for Web sites, blogs, and print publications. Currently, most of her time is spent on her blog About Family Crafts. Over the years, she has tried many different craft techniques and supplies and she loves sharing her creative discoveries and love of crafting with everyone. On a more personal note, Sherri has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 25 years, she has 3 grown children she is very proud of, and 4 amazing grandkids.


  • http://picklebums.com/ katepickle

    So many great activities… I almost wish it was Autumn here!! Thanks for including ours!

  • http://www.leafsolution.com/ Leaf solution

    I love all craft ideas especially those beautiful leaf shapes or leaf wreath and will be pinning to my Early Years ideas board. It will really attract to my kids and make our fall more interesting and enjoyable too. Thanks for sharing this post with us..

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