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10 Autumn Crafts with Leaves for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
September 18, 2023

These crafts with leaves for kids include leaf art, leaf garlands, leaf printing and so many fun ways to combine nature & art.

Updated August 2023

Celebrate Autumn in all its glory with these fun leaf crafts for kids!

We all like to create with the seasonal colors and images around us, and what better way to be creative 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

Okay, now that you have some leaves pressed or preserved, it’s time to dive into this list of leaf crafts!

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Crafts with Leaves for Kids

These Autumn leaf crafts include leaf art, leaf garlands, leaf printing, leaf people, and more!

drawing on leaves with sharpie
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1. Leaf Drawing, Doodling, and Zentangles

Draw on your leaves with metallic sharpies and create beautiful autumn leaf art!

leaf mandalas on wall
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2. Autumn Leaf Mandalas

Design a colorful leaf mandala for your wall using your doodled autumn leaves!

clay leaf prints
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3. Make Clay Leaf Prints

Use leaves to make clay leaf prints and pendants with air dry clay. This easy nature craft project is fun for kids and creates a beautiful product.

leaf garland
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4. Leaf Garlands

Try making some of these fall leaf garlands with your family.

Glitter Leaves - A Fall Leaf Craft for Kids and Adults
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5. Glitter Leaves

Add some glitter to your autumn leaf art doodling and take it to the next level with these shimmering glitter leaves!

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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.

leaf peepers
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7.  Leaf Peepers

Googly eyes make everything more fun, and this leaf peeper craft is no exception!

leaf suncatcher
Photo by Andrea Martelle

8. Autumn Suncatchers and Stained-Glass Windows

Bring the beauty of fall indoors and use your gathered fall leaves to make Autumn leaf suncatchers or stained-glass windows.

leaf napkins
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9. Print with Leaves on Cloth Napkins

Print with leaves to make beautiful cloth napkins. They are so easy to make and make a lovely addition to your table or can be given as a gift!

casting leaves
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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?

More Autumn Art Activities for Kids

Want even more Fall fun?

Check out our Autumn Creativity Pack!

This 34-page printable eBook is full of Autumn-themed art activities, drawing prompts, creative play ideas, and more!

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