If you and your kids are anything like us, then you get pretty excited whenever the seasons start to change. Welcoming different weather and all the fun traditions and holidays that go along with each season is all part of the fun. One of our very favourite times of year is fall. Sure, that’s partially because of the sweater weather and the prospect of Thanksgiving food, but it’s mostly because fall means leaves, and leaves mean cool crafting concepts!
Check out these 15 fantastic crafting ideas that are inspired by or even actually use colourful fall leaves!
1. Leaf coasters
Coasters are one of the easiest ways to flip your decor over from summer to fall in a really quick and subtle way. Sure, you could find pre-made fall coasters in the nearest home store, but making your own is always more fun!
2. Little leaf people
Do your kids love a good excuse to colour and craft on something other the the usual regular paper you give them for drawing, colouring, and gluing? Well, you might not have guessed it, but leaves make a great canvas too!
3. Crayon and leaf rubbings
Leaf rubbings have been a classic fall time craft for kids for generations! If we had to guess when they started became popular we’d probably say the beginning of time, and they’re still going because they’re just that much fun.
4. Leaf tree paint print
This gorgeous method of painting, featured here on
5. Little leaf owls
When you were a kid, did you ever cut colours and pictures out of magazines and use the pieces to make a kind of collaged picture of something else? Well, you can do the same thing with different colours of leaves! Check out how
6. DIY clay leaf bowls
Okay, so this project isn’t actually made of real leaves, but it almost looks real! This gorgeous decorative side bowl is made of clay with the fine details engraved into the surface. You could make it out of any colours you choose, but we love these reds, greens, and golds, just like real fallen leaves! Check it out on
7. Leaf collaged wall art
Did you like the leaf piece owl art but you’d rather create a collage using dried fall leaves in all of their autumn coloured glory? Then try making a beautiful piece on a backing of smooth wood! We love this giant leaf made of other leaves by
8. Beaded leaf necklace
In the springtime kids made daisy chain necklaces and in the summer they make dandelion crowns, but what can they do in the fall when all the warm weather plants stop blooming? Beaded leaf necklaces, of course! You might buy faux leaves made of fabric for your kids to craft with, or you might help them collect actual leaves from the yard to get crafty with. Check the idea out on
9. Leaf and pipe cleaner butterflies
Leaves come in all different shapes and sizes, but most of them look like impressive butterfly wings if you turn them sideways! That’s why this post from
10. Leaf magnets
11. Mason jar leaf lanterns
Did you really like the idea of doing decoupage with leaves like we suggested earlier on the list, but you’re not sure you need anymore drink coasters? Check out this adorable little fall lantern idea from
12. Leaf place cards for dinner
Are you looking for a place card idea for Thanksgiving dinner that’s easy enough for the kids to make and still totally on theme for the season? Follow in
13. Popsicle stick leaf puppets
When you’re a kid with lots of imagination, pretty much anything can become a character with a personality. That’s why
14. Autumn leaf stained glass
Okay, so perhaps you shouldn’t let your kids actually paste leaves to the glass in your windows permanently, but you can create the illusion using wax paper! When the sun shines through the window, the leaves will glow all kinds of warm fall colours. Check out how these “stained glass” windows are made on
15. Autumn leaf door wreath
We say this a lot because they’re such a fun, diverse craft to make, but door wreaths aren’t just for Christmas time like you might think! There are plenty of gorgeous autumn door wreaths that you can make yourself as well. Our favourite idea is to make it right out of fallen leaves from the park or your yard, just like
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