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.
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.
Simple Glitter Leaves for Kids
- Autumn leaves, preferably pressed and dried
- Squeeze bottle of glue (such as Elmer’s)
- Glitter (extra fine glitter is especially beautiful on these)
- Metallic Sharpie markers (optional)
- 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!
- Trace with glue
Use the Elmer’s glue to trace the veins of the leaf.
- 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!
I think they are simply beautiful! Wouldn’t they make a lovely leaf garland?
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.
More Autumn Leaf Crafts for Kids
- Autumn Leaf Painting for Kids
- How to Make Scratch Art with Autumn Leaves
- How to Make Autumn Leaf Suncatchers
- What to Do with Autumn Leaves
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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