Wondering what to do with Autumn leaves? Here are some of our favorite creative crafts with fall leaves, including crafting, art, and fall decoration.
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.
11 Creative Crafts with Fall Leaves
1. Create a leaf mandala
2. Make clay leaf prints and pendants
3. Print with leaves on cloth napkins
5. Hang a leaf wreath on your door or window
6. Make leaf art with chalk pastels
7. Create an Autumn leaf bunting
8. Make Autumn suncatchers with or without a frame
9. Make zentangle leaves
10. Make your own scratch art paper with 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?
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!
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