Making Art With Fall Leaves

Don't bother buying decorations for Thanksgiving...put your kids to work!

October 27, 2013

Fallen leaves are irresistible to kids (and adults) this time of year. My daughter loves to do leaf tracing, but I wondered what else we could do with fall leaves. We rounded up our favorite fall foliage crafts from Pinterest for activities that are easy for all ages. The below crafts are actually so charming, you’re going to want to display them!

Katja Ensel­ing

Leaf Critters
Paint your leaves to create animals like the ones from Katja Ensel­ing. They look pretty enough to frame!

leaf art from Just a Girl

Rustic Leaf Artwork
Just a Girl has a cool suggestion for making artwork, and this one you’ll want to keep up even after Thanksgiving. Use a piece of wood or a picture frame as your base, let your kids collect the leaves and glue them with Mod Podge. Check out Just a Girl for the full tutorial.

The Artful Parent Autumn Leaves Stained Glass

Leaf Stain Glass Windows
All you need is leaves and clear contact paper to make “stain glass windows,” thanks to The Artful Parent. We’ll be making these for the grandparents this holiday season!

Leaf-Prints-Finished by Naturally Educational

Fall Leaf Prints
Paint your leaves in different colors, then press on paper. Naturally Educational recommends using a rolling pin to transfer the shape to the paper for more fun.

Painted leaves by Hazel Terry

Painted Bug Leaves
These painted leaves by Hazel Terry are awe inspiring! She used house paint to get the vivid colors. (Via My Owl Barn.)

Handmade Charlotte's painted leaves

Animal Leaf Puppets
Entertain your guests with a puppet show between courses this Thanksgiving and make sure everyone (even the adults) gets a puppet! Read the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.

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