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Fall Craft Ideas: Leaves Edition

With sweater weather in full effect, you might be struggling to find some fun craft ideas for your kiddos. I’ve created a roundup of my favorite leaf crafts that all can be done with just a few supplies; and if your yard looks anything like mine, leaves are going to be easy to find.

Painting Leaves:

Really no tutorial needed here, just let your creativity be your guide! After gathering some leaves from your yard or neighborhood, your children can paint different shaped leaves with bright colors, making patterns or little creatures like the ones pictured above.  Older kids can do this craft as well and create more intricate patterns and designs. Then you can either glue them on paper and frame them for some instant art, or string them along some baker’s twine for a lovely garland. Your children will love seeing their finished projects as part of your home decor!

Autumn Leaf Mobile:

This Recycled Autumn Leaf Mobile uses recycled egg crates, paint, a little glitter glue and branches from your yard to create a festive fall mobile. See the tutorial here.

This mobile uses leaves cut out from construction paper. You could also take a trip to your local scrapbooking store to find some pretty autumnal patterned paper. This craft might be better for children a bit older who can cut out the leaves themselves. You can string the paper leaves on a real branch and tape it up with some washi tape!

 Leaf Prints

This is one of my favorites. You can find an easy-to-follow guide here. Using nature to create art is such a beautiful way to keep children engaged in the outdoors and see the beauty in the natural wonders that surround us!

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