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How to Make Simple Glitter Leaves for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
July 1, 2021

Glitter leaves are a favorite autumn leaf crafts for kids. They are beautiful, easy to make and a great way to decorate for fall.

Updated August 2021

We love Autumn leaf crafts! There are just so many ways to use the lovely leaves that are falling from the trees right now.

This glitter leaf craft is a play on previous projects with sharpies; decorating and making zentangles with fall leaves. This time we took it a step further with GLITTER!

Note: Glitter can be a polarizing art material. We recommend glittering the leaves on a tray which can easily move outdoors. Glitter glue is also another less messy alternative. Make the creative time with your kids work for you.

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Simple Glitter Leaves for Kids


Glitter leaf craft with Autumn leaves


  1. Draw with Sharpies (optional)

    An optional first step is to draw a design on your leaf with sharpies. Then you’ll have a pattern to trace with the glue. If you have small children, this might be a good way for them to decorate the leaves without your house becoming covered in glitter!

    Glitter leaf craft with Autumn leaves

  2. Trace with glue

    Use the Elmer’s glue to trace the veins of the leaf.

    Glitter leaf craft with Autumn leaves

  3. Add glitter!

    Sprinkle glitter over the glue, making sure that the glue is completely covered. Then, shake off the excess glitter. Let dry completely and admire!

    Glitter leaf craft with Autumn leaves

I think they are simply beautiful! Wouldn’t they make a lovely leaf garland?

Glitter Leaves - A Fall Leaf Craft for Kids and Adults

The extra fine glitter, which you can see on the oak leaf in the center, looks so lovely, but the regular glitter works well, too.

Glitter leaves on the table with pumpkin

We love the way these glitter leaves look with the leaf doodles, leaf peepers, and a jack-o’-lantern as a fall centerpiece on the dining table.

More Autumn Leaf Crafts for Kids

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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.

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