Fun Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids
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As the weather gets chillier here in NY state, I'm nestling into Fall Mode with great relish. There was some chicken roasting (we used the oven!!) and I've been eyeing up pumpkins at the grocery store autumn display. I'm even starting to plan ahead to the busy winter holiday season, dreaming up delicious pumpkin and cranberry dishes, because I tend to over-plan like that.
The leaves are starting to turn, with those glorious yellows and oranges ramping up. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of the best leaf crafts we've come across lately
. We spend a bunch of time on Pinterest
collecting and curating great ideas and inspiration for parents, grandparents, aunts and god parents. And I realized that it would be fun to share some here too!
I love leaf crafts for kids because it's such a natural extension of taking walks out in the crisp fall weather, collecting all the bright shapes and colors. The crafts harness that joy of being outdoors and make great rainy weather activities.
Leaf Bows Clips
These charming leaf bows
from Penny over at Mother Natured are a quick and delightful project for a rainy day.
Autumn Leaves Bunting
This glorious autumn leaves bunting tutorial
from Jean over at The Artful Parent is so full of joy and so pretty. It's such a flexible project and you could go in all sorts of directions with it.
These sweet leaf lanterns
are from Susan of River Bliss. They're long enough so a little tea light can go in the bottom and the kiddos can carry them on a twilight walk or take them to friends.
Autum Leaf Mobile
These DIY Leaf Luminaries
from Emma at Kids Craft Room are such a fun project to do with the kids. You can keep them around to light up the house until the Christmas season lights are up.
Autumn Leaf Crown
This one is a pretty autumn crown tutuorial
from Kate at Picklebums (Side note for US readers: in UK English a bum is a tush / tushie / bottom ). Watching this kiddo do his thing makes me want to make one too!
Wax Paper Leaf Lanterns
Here comes another lanterny one! This time from Better Homes and Gardens, their wax paper leaf lanterns
. BONUS: it uses washi tape
, one of my all time favorite things in the world.
Leaf Doodles and Mandalas
We'll finish up today with Jean at The Artful Parent again: Leaf Doodles and Mandalas
. This is such a sweet way of using the color of autumn leaves, as your custom drawing canvas. This one would be great with older children, around a table with hot chocolate and some friends.
What leaf crafts have you been getting up to lately with the littles in your life?
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