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11 Creative Crafts with Fall Leaves for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
July 1, 2021
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Wondering what to do with Autumn leaves? Here are some of our favorite creative crafts with fall leaves, including crafting, art, and fall decoration.

Painting Autumn Leaves

Updated July 2021

Are you as inspired by Autumn leaves as we are?

Our favorite thing to do with our kids this time of year is to go on leaf walks. As we walk, we gather up each beautiful red, yellow, orange, brown, and multicolored leaf we come across, marveling over patterns and colors.

We typically come home with a stack of colorful leaves in our hands (and usually a pocket full of acorns and other treasures to boot).

But what to do with that pile of leaves? You don’t want them to get dried and crumbly, or see their colors fade.

In case you’re wondering what to do with all of the Autumn leaves you’ve collected, here’s the Artful Parent’s list of creative ideas. Use them for crafts, art inspiration, and fall decoration.

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11 Creative Crafts with Fall Leaves

leaf mandalas on wall

1. Create a leaf mandala

Painting Clay Leaf Prints with Watercolors

2. Make clay leaf prints and pendants

Leaf print napkins

3. Print with leaves on cloth napkins

watercolor resist leaf paintings

4. Paint leaf rubbings

leaf wreath above desk

5. Hang a leaf wreath on your door or window

Autumn Leaf Art with Chalk Pastels :: A Tutorial

6. Make leaf art with chalk pastels

autumn leaf buntings crafts with fall leaves

7. Create an Autumn leaf bunting

Simple Autumn Leaf Suncatchers

8. Make Autumn suncatchers with or without a frame

Zentangle Leaves with a mandala pattern

9. Make zentangle leaves

scratch art crafts with fall leaves

10. Make your own scratch art paper with leaves

Glitter Leaves - crafts with fall leaves

11. Make sparkly glitter leaves

What are your favorite things to do with Fall leaves? Do you think you’ll try one of our fun and easy ideas?

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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 (including the best paper leaves for painting!), autumn toys, Halloween ideas, and picture books about autumn. Plus, we have lists of the best kids art supplies, open-ended toys, children’s games, and more!

PLUS: Get our new Autumn Arts & Crafts for Kids workshop!  This is an online workshop with 10 fun fall arts and crafts activities that your family can enjoy all autumn long, with a bonus of 10 fall-themed drawing prompts! Use coupon code KASHALFOFF for $9.99!

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