My kids love the outdoors and it is starting to feel like fall around here! Lots of fun things come with fall…long sleeves, boots, crisp air and one of my kids’s favorite parts…all the leaves!! Leaves are starting to trickle down and collect on the ground. I just love the crunchy sounds of the dry leaves, don’t you? We decided to jump into fall with some fun and easy fall leaf crafts kids will love this week. First, I will share with a detailed tutorial for a leaf shading door decoration craft kids will enjoy making and then I will share several more fun fall leaf crafts for kids so you can keep the fun going throughout the season! For those fall leaf crafts, just click on the link to go to the post with the full craft tutorial.
8 Fall Leaf Crafts Kids Will Enjoy
1. Leaf Shading Door Decoration Craft For Kids
This Leaf Shading Door Decoration Craft is simple and mess free (my favorite kind of craft)! All your kids need to do is head out your front or back door and collect some dry leaves and a stick. Then collect a few simple household items and they can complete their fall decoration craft.
Materials Needed for your Leaf Shading Door Decoration:
- Leaves (dry/crunchy leaves work best)
How To Make A Leaf Shading Door Decoration:
Let your child know that for this fall leaf craft, they have to go on a little scavenger hunt outside to find a few leaves and a stick! Adding a game to activities is always a fun idea. Once y’all have gathered those items, collect your other materials and head to the table. It’s time to start shading! Place a leaf under your piece of paper and get your child to lightly shade over the leaf with their crayon to create a leaf rubbing. Continue to do that till you have a handful of leaves shaded. Next, cut out the leaf shadings. Make sure to hand your child kid-safe scissors if he/she is doing the cutting! Next, tie your string pieces to your stick. Add as many pieces as you’d like…we added 6.
Tape your leaves to your strings. Once that is done, find a door to hang your Leaf Shading Decoration on! Simple and fun, right? I think this fall leaf craft turned out pretty cute and we love using items from nature to make decorations, especially this time of the year! What else does your child like to make with leaves/sticks?
2. DIY Fall Leaf Art Project
Kids can gather leaves and create a fun collage on a large sheet of paper. This wall art craft project allows them to use items as they find them or dry them first. It is great for a wide age range and results can be more sophisticated and appealing with the child’s age or parent direction. Find the full tutorial here- DIY Fall Leaf Art Project.
3. Fall Leaf Rubbing Pillow
Fall leaf crafts kids are fun to make and this one can be used as actual home decor if your kids are older and put care into the making. In this pretty craft, your kids can do a leaf rubbing on fabric and make a throw pillow out of it for their bed or the couch. Find the full tutorial at Adventures of A DIY Mom- Fall Leaf Rubbing Pillow.
4. Shaving Cream Painted Leaves
This fall leaf craft is a must do! Kids will just love playing with the texture of shaving cream and the color blending. You may even want to join in on the crafting fun!
Find the full tutorial here- Shaving Cream Painted Leaves.
5. Fall Leaf Nature Crown Craft
This is among the most classic of fall leaf crafts kids will enjoy wearing as they embark on imaginary play in the woods. Simple to make, the only craft supply you may need are leaves and grape-vine style floral wire. Find the full tutorial at Tikkido- Fall Leaf Nature Crown Craft.
6. Fall Preschool Craft: 3D Tree With Fall Foliage
This craft is simple and easy for toddlers. The supplies are probably things you already have on hand and this fall preschool craft makes great fall decoration for their room.
Find the full tutorial here- Fall Preschool Craft.
7. Leaf Name Collage
This is another of the fall leaf crafts that are perfect for preschoolers. It will get your child out into nature collecting natural crafting supplies and let them work on their letters all in the same fun fall leaf craft! Find the full tutorial at Teach Me Mommy- Leaf Name Collage.
8. Painted Leaf Table Runner Craft
This fun leaf craft is great for older children and adults or for younger kids with lots of help. You can prepare the fabric and them let them decorate with painted leaf shapes. Find the full tutorial at Super Mom No Cape!- Painted Maple Leaf Table Runner.
Which of these fall leaf crafts kids will enjoy looks like the one your child will like the most? Do you think you will try more than one of these fall crafts? What are your favorite family fall activities?