Looking for simple and gorgeous Fall crafts for kids? These kids activities are simple and AWESOME! Many are rooted in play-based learning.
Autumn hits and I get the itch to craft. The audacious colours of Fall are truly inspiring. The only ‘problem’ is that this year, September and October have been incredibly mild. Don’t get me wrong, we have lapped up the playground-friendly weather. Being unencumbered by jackets and boots while climbing and swinging is great. But that hasn’t changed our desire to spot the first splashes of red, orange and yellow amongst the green leaves.
Each day, we walk through the park taking inventory of the trees.
Last week, we finally spotted one. Now there are several and our leaf collection has started. We’ve made leaf-printed stained ‘glass,’ Fall lanterns, and a Fall leaf sensory bin. I’ve also assembled several other Fall crafts for kids using leaves to do throughout the next month or so. You can check them all out below!
Simple Fall Crafts for Kids Using Leaves!
- Design a beautiful leaf mandala outside.
- Grab some tempera paint and paint leaves.
- Make a gorgeous Fall Leaf Mobile.
- Get scientific and make salt leaf crystals.
- Punch holes in leaves and turn them into a sewing craft.
- Rake up leaves and make a Fall Leaf Labyrinth.
- Set up a Fall Leaf Slide. (It is exactly as fun as it sounds!)
- Create Fall Leaf ‘Snow Globe’ using a glass jar, some baby oil and leaves.
Leaf-Printed Stained ‘Glass’
What you need:
- Tempera paint
- Paint brushes
- Painters or scotch tape
- Parchment or wax paper
- Clear spray varnish (optional)
What to do:
- Select fallen leaves that are relatively flat.
- Place parchment or wax paper down and affix it to workspace.
- Fold a piece of tape into a circle so that the sticky part is facing outward and place it on the back of each leaf.
- Place the leaves in different positions on the paper.
- Paint from the middle of the leaf outwards.
- Spray with varnish. This is optional but will stop the paint from pealing once dry.
- Affix paper to a window and enjoy!