Fall leaf crafts for kids are a wonderful way to explore nature using leaves. Check out these different crafts for kids to get started.

Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids

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Last Updated on October 11, 2020 by ellen

Fall leaf crafts for kids are a wonderful way to explore nature using leaves. Check out these different crafts for kids to get started.

Autumn can be such a magical time in nature. And there are so many different art projects and activities the kids can enjoy.

These outdoor fall activities for toddlers will help them enjoy the season by exploring their natural environment. Check out these ideas and head outside.

Or, you might want to make a fall sensory bin if you’re looking for pumpkin activities for toddlers.

a child using colorful paints on brown leaves

Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids

There are lots of different craft projects the kids can do using things that they find in nature. And, autumn is the perfect time to head outside and gather leaves. 

You can use these leaves in so many different activities that it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few.

What can you make with a leaf?

Whether you use the actual leaf in your art project or you use it as the shape of your craft, there are lots of ideas to try.

a child walking picking up leaves

Crafts with leaves and sticks

If you want to head outside with the kids for a nature walk, you may want a few fall leaf crafts for kids that use what you find outside. Here are a few great ideas.

  • This stick owl craft is so much fun to make. And, best of all it’s made entirely of what you’d find in nature.
  • Or, why not let the kids make nature paintbrushes using sticks and leaves. This one looks like fun for kids of all ages.
  • These autumn leaf people would be fun if you have a few spare toilet paper tubes. I know I do!

Leaf art projects for elementary students

Once your child is in elementary school, they can start using scissors, markers, and glue more independently. Here are a few ideas to keep them busy.

Fall leaf crafts for kids are a wonderful way to explore nature using leaves. Check out these different crafts for kids to get started.

How to make leaf craft pictures

If you want to make a picture using leaves, all you really need is a large piece of Kraft paper, a variety of shapes and sizes of leaves, some paints, and a paintbrush.

Supplies

  • Large flat leaves (allow them to dry completely)
  • Paintbrush

Directions

  • Protect the table using Kraft paper.
  • Pick the largest, flattest leaves you can find.
  • Using paint. let your child decorate the leaves.
  • You can add small beads and feathers to the leaves using tacky glue if you like.
  • Let the leaves dry completely & use them to decorate your windows or create a garland.

Fall leaf crafts for kids are a wonderful way to explore nature using leaves. Check out these different crafts for kids to get started.

Buy fall leaf crafts for kids

If you don’t want to gather supplies, you can make a few of these crafts at home using these kits.

Yield: 4

Leaf Painting

Fall leaf crafts for kids are a wonderful way to explore nature using leaves. Check out these different crafts for kids to get started.

Fall leaf crafts for kids are a wonderful way to explore nature using leaves. Check out these different crafts for kids to get started.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Large flat leaves (allow them to dry completely)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Small beads and feathers
  • Tacky glue

Tools

  • paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Protect the table using Kraft paper.
  2. Pick the largest, flattest leaves you can find.
  3. Using paint. let your child decorate the leaves.
  4. You can add small beads and feathers to the leaves using tacky glue if you like.
  5. Let the leaves dry completely & use them to decorate your windows or create a garland.

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