Fun Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids

by Eowyn Levene

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. 


First we have these charming leaf bows from Penny over at Mother Natured. 
 
leaf bow tutorial from mother natured
 
Then we have this glorious autumn leaves bunting tutorial from Jean over at The Artful Parent.  So full of joy and pretty.  
autumn leaf bunting tutorial for kids fall activities 

And then below are these sweet leaf lanterns from Susan of River Bliss.  You're about to see I'm really into fall leaves and lanterns!
leaf lanterns from river bliss
 
Next up, 3 great ways to preserve the wonder of autumn leaves from Chelsea at Buggy and Buddy.   
3 great ways to preserve the beauty of fall leaves | image of fall leaf mobile
 
Now for another lanterny option: DIY Leaf Luminaries from Emma at Kids Craft Room.  
DIY Leaf Luminaries from kids craft room
 
This one is a pretty autumn crown tutuorial from Kate at Pickle Bums (Side note for US readers: in UK English a bum is a tush / tushie / bottom ).
autumn crown from pickle bums
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.  
wax paper fall leaf lanterns from better homes and gardens
 
We'll finish up today with Jean at The Artful Parent again: Leaf Doodles and Mandalas.  Enjoy!  
leaf doodles and mandalas
What leaf crafts have you been getting up to lately with the littles in your life?
 
 



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