10 Beautiful Leaf Crafts And Activities For Kids

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Autumn, the season of pleasant weather, long holidays and beautiful colors is here. Have the leaves in your neighborhood started changing their color? Not yet? Don’t worry, you’ll soon find leaves in stunning hues of red, berry and orange strewn on the roads and parks. Even kids love taking a stroll in the crisp weather and hunting for leaves of different shapes, colors, and sizes. So why not make use of the leaves to create lovely crafts? Here are ten beautiful leaf activities that will bring the gorgeous colors of the fall indoors.

Leaf Crafts For Preschoolers And Kids

1. Leaf Bowl:

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You Will Need:

  • Big leaves
  • Clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Stoneware bowl
  • Gold spray paint

[ Read: Fall Festival Games For Kids ]

How To:

  1. Tell your child to roll out the clay using a rolling pin. It should be thin and even.
  1. Now place the leaf on the center of the clay. Press the leaf into the clay using a rolling pin. Now take out the leaf from the clay carefully.
  1. Use a pointed and sharp knife to cut out an oval around the leaf. Place the leaf in a stoneware bowl. Bake the clay in the oven or as directed.
  1. Tell the kids to paint the leaf in green or orange.
  1. When the paint has dried, spray the golden metallic paint on it.

2. Fall Leaf Candle:

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You Will Need:

  • Mason jar
  • Fall leaves, dried and pressed.
  • Bush
  • Mod Podge.

How To:

  1. Smear Mod Podge on the insides of the jar.
  1. Paste the dry leaves in the jar and press into the place. Apply a little bit more Mod Podge to the leaves. Tell your teen to continue adding the leaves until the jar is full.
  1. Tell your child to use the flat end of the brush and make a stippled pattern in areas not covered by leaves. Leave the jar to dry overnight.
  1. When it dries, place an LED light in the base and you are done.

3. Fall Leaf Wreath:

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You Will Need:

  • A cardboard
  • A pile leaves
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • A ribbon

How To:

  1. Cut out a wreath shape from the cardboard.
  1. Now tell you’re your kid to apply hot glue on the wreath.
  1. Now stick the leaves from the pile to the wreath. Create a lush wreath and do not leave any spaces.
  1. Attach a large ribbon on the back of the wreath and hang on the door.

4. Fall Leaf Butterfly:

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You Will Need:

  • Twigs or small sticks.
  • 2 chenille wires
  • 2 fresh leaf stem.
  • 2 fall leaves
  • 2 wiggly eyes
  • Hot glue gun
  • 1 small pompom.

How To:

  1. Tell your child to take the stick and wrap both the chenille wire around the stick.
  1. Trim the leaves and affix to the chenille-covered twig.
  1. Glue the stems on the top of the twig for the antenna.
  1. Now tell your kid to glue the wiggly eyes in the front and the pompom for the mouth.

[ Read: Pom Pom Crafts For Kids ]

5. Leaf Headband:

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You Will Need:

  • Headband
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • An assortment of leaves, berries and flowers.

How To:

  1. Detach the leaves, berries, and flowers from the stems.
  1. Ask your child where he would like to place the leaves and flowers.
  1. Once she has decided, tell her to glue it on the headband. Or your kid glues the undersides of the leaves together. Now stick the cluster of the leaves on the headband.
  1. Hold the leaves for around 20 seconds. It will set the leaves. Your hair band is ready.

6. Fall Leaf Hedgehog:

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You Will Need:

  • Dry leaves
  • White glue
  • Brown felt-tip pen
  • Yellow or brown craft paper.

How To:

  1. Trace and cut out the hedgehog shape from the yellow craft paper.
  1. Outline the cut out with a brown felt pen. Tell your kid to make the nose, mouth and eyes using the same felt pen.
  1. Now apply glue liberally on the hedgehog body, leaving the mouth area.
  1. Tell your child to arrange the leaves neatly on the body.
  1. Glue the hedgehog collage on a white or black sheet of paper.

7. Leaf Printing:

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You Will Need:

  • A large sized leaf
  • A baking tin
  • An assortment of acrylic paint.
  • White, cardstock paper

How To:

  1. Take a flat sized baking tin and add a few of drops of colors on it. Spread around the paint a bit.
  1. Now tell your child to press the leaf into the paint.
  1. Now transfer the paint to the paper. Your kid needs to press down on the leaves, including the corners.
  1. Now tell him to lift the paper carefully. You will get a beautiful print of mixed colors.

8. Leaf People:

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You Will Need:

  • Fake Leaves
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Aerated paint
  • Popsicle Sticks

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to color the Popsicle stick in different colors.
  1. Now tell him to stick the leaf to the Popsicle stick. Leave it overnight to dry. Do this for all the other leaves and Popsicle sticks.
  1. Stick a set of eyes on the leaves and it’s ready.

[ Read: Fall Crafts Ideas For Kids ]

9. Autumn Leaves Wind Chime:

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You Will Need:

  • 36” dowel rod
  • Around 50 fabric leaves.
  • Dark brown spray paint.
  • Beads of choice
  • Hemp string or thin twine.

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to cut the dowel in half and spray the dark brown paint over it.
  1. Knot the hemp string or twine at the bottom and thread through a bead.
  1. Snip a hole at the top of the fabric leaf; thread a string through the hole, knotting it for every leaf.
  1. Tie the dowels into a cross shape and secure with a bit of hot glue.
  1. Now tie the leaves string to the dowel and hang.

10. Finger Leaf Puppet:

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You Will Need:

  • Buttons
  • Cardboard tubes.
  • Construction paper.
  • Chenille stems or twig.
  • Leaves
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue stick

How To:

  1. Cover the cardboard tube with the construction paper.
  1. Now hot glue the twigs or chenille stems to the sides of the roll to make the arms.
  1. Hot glue the leaves to the top of the cardboard roll.
  1. Stick the button on the tube, horizontally and googly eyes to the leaves.

Your children are sure to go wild with these leaf art activities. These are leaf activities for preschoolers too and not just the older ones. Some of these craft ideas will also make a perfect gift for grandparents and teachers. Let your kid select the craft and make the gift himself. He’ll feel proud of his achievement. What type of fall craft does your child enjoy making the most? Share with our readers by commenting below! These are leaf activities for preschoolers too.

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