These crafts with leaves for kids include leaf art, leaf garlands, leaf printing and so many fun ways to combine nature & art.
Updated August 2022
Celebrate Autumn in all its glory with leaf crafts for kids!
We all like to create with the seasonal colors and images around us, and what better way to create this fall than with Autumn leaves?
Some of these leaf crafts use the leaves as is, straight off the tree or, more likely, the ground. And others require leaves that are pressed and dried first.
So before we dive into this list of leaf crafts for kids, here are a few methods for preserving your leaves:
Ways to Preserve Fall Leaves for Crafting
- Press the leaves in a book or a flower press
- Add Mod Podge to keep your leaves shiny and colorful
- Use glycerin
- Use wax
- Try the microwave method
Okay, now that you have some leaves pressed or preserved, it’s time to dive into this list of leaf crafts!
Crafts with Leaves for Kids
These Autumn leaf crafts include leaf art, leaf garlands, leaf printing, leaf people, and more!
1. Leaf Drawing, Doodling, and Zentangles
Draw on your leaves with metallic sharpies and create beautiful autumn leaf art!
2. Leaf Drawing Game
Or try this leaf drawing game using photocopies of leaves, Sharpies, and Simon Says drawing prompts.
3. Autumn Leaf Mandala
Design a colorful leaf mandala for your wall using your doodled autumn leaves!
4. Leaf garland
Try making some of these fall leaf garlands with your family.
5. Glitter leaves
Add some glitter to your autumn leaf art doodling and take it to the next level with these shimmering glitter leaves!
6. Autumn Leaf Rock Art
This project is easy to make and a beautiful autumn decoration! All you’ll need is Mod Podge, smooth rocks, and some small autumn leaves.
7. Leaf Peepers
Googly eyes make everything fun and this leaf peeper craft is no exception!
8. Autumn suncatchers & stained glass windows
Bring the beauty of fall indoors and use your gathered fall leaves to make Autumn leaf suncatchers or stained glass windows.
9. Mixed Media Leaf Art
Print and paste small leaves on washi tape tree art in this mixed-media Autumn art project (or make mixed media autumn leaf art this way).
10. Leaf Casting
Try leaf casting with plaster of Paris to make 3-dimensional leaves.
How about you? What are your favorite Autumn leaf crafts for kids?
Autumn Arts & Crafts Ideas & Supplies
Download our FREE printable idea list of 30 autumn activities for kids & families! Or check out the blog post with the links. So many fun ideas for fall!
And be sure to check out our FALL family fun list in our Amazon store! It includes supplies for fall arts & crafts, autumn toys, Halloween ideas, and picture books about autumn.
And if you want even MORE Fall craft ideas, check out our Fall Arts and Crafts Workshop at the Kids Art Spot, our kids art club. You’ll get 10 videos of fun Fall art activities PLUS 10 seasonal drawing prompts!
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