These fall leaf crafts for kids use fall leaves to make everything from placemats to wreath to puppets.
The leaves are finally beginning to change in our area! And the weather just cooled off yesterday. It is finally beginning to feel like fall.
Fall is my favorite season. The cool, crisp air is refreshing after the hot summer making outdoor activities more enjoyable for the entire family. We enjoy taking family walks, taking in the vibrant colors, and collecting leaves and pine cones. When we return home from our nature walks, we often use the leaves we’ve collected in art projects. Sometimes we just preserve our fall leaves, but quite often we use them in a little more elaborate art project. The art projects are then used to decorate our home, bringing the autumn color inside.
Below are 15 fall leaf crafts for kids. Most of them use real leaves, but some use other mediums to create fall leaves. All of them are fun and will bring a touch of fall color into your home when you display your child’s finished artworks.
15 Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids
Make these cute and simple Fall Leaf Art Pictures to spark some creativity in your child.
This Fall Felt Tree Craft is a great craft to do with preschoolers. It can be glued together as a decoration, or you can let them play with the leaves.
This Maple Tree Leaf Globe uses silk leaves and confetti to create the look of falling leaves. This would be a lovely craft for older kids.
Frogs and Fairies has a really cute craft for decorating fall leaves called Fall Leaf Chalk and Glitter Art.
This Leaf Animal Craft from Crafty Morning is so super cute!
I’m in love with these Leaf Lanterns from Red Ted Art. They really take crafting with fall leaves to another level.
These Fall Leaf Placemats from Mom Endeavors reminds me of a similar craft I did when I was young. They would make great Thanksgiving placemats.
Painted Leaf Monsters are as cute as it gets from Messy Little Monster. They would make a great preschool fall leaf craft.
Creative Playhouse has a cute idea that even toddlers can do with her project called Spray Painting Leaves.
These Colored Salt Dough Leaf Impressions from The Imagination Tree are really nice and will last as a keepsake for a while. They would also make a great preschool craft.
Make sure you do the classic craft of Leaf Rubbings and check out the science behind it with EDventures with kids. This craft is great for a wide range of ages.
These Harvest Crowns from Made Everyday are made with craft leaves but you could totally make them with real leaves, too.
These Leaf Sunflowers from Easy Peasy and Fun are a very creative way to make something from skinny leaves. Time to go for a leaf hunt!
Leaf Printed Rocks are a fun way to do something with all those rocks kids insist on grabbing every time to go outside.
If you have a few popsicle sticks and googly eyes around you can make these cute Leaf Puppets from The Chirping Moms.
Use all the colors of the season on this cute Leaf Wreath from Boy Mama. (I used regular glue when doing this with my son instead of a glue gun.)