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Arts & Crafts: Autumn leaf craft ideas

Arts & Crafts: Autumn leaf craft ideas

The colours at this time of year are so inspirational. Gorgeous autumn shades of natural oranges, reds, browns and pinks flood our senses and energise our soul, even though the nights are drawing in. It’s natures way of preparing us for the cold winter ahead. These autumn leaf craft ideas employ paint, twine, paper, googly eyes and other easy materials to create wreaths, leaf angel wings, pictures, foxes, an owl, and more.

We want to bring all those warm golden colours not our homes. We want to wear them, decorate our homes with them and craft with them. These autumn leaf activities make that easy!

Autumn leaf craft ideas to do with children

First up is this stunning Angel Crown & Wings by Daises And Pie captures the essence of Autumn beautifully. I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to dress up like this!

Autumn angel decoration made from leaves

You could create a cute little leaf Hedgehog with Messy Little Monster. This makes an easy autumn leaf craft to do with preschoolers as you use a printable that they can colour and simply paste down the leaves they’ve collected.


Sun Hats And Wellie Boots has also been playing with leaves creating the most adorable leaf owls. These decorations would love amazing on a front door or in the garden.

owl decoration made from leaves

These cute fox heads by Quite Frankly She Said look amazing but are really simple to make. They are a great activity to do on a play date or an autumn party as everyone can create and customise their own fox!


Leaf printing is alway lots of messy fun as Growing Family shows us. It’s also a great autumn learning activity, as you can talk about the different types of leaves, what they look like, their size and more.

Leaf painting

Incredibusy has the most gorgeous Halloween Leaf Wreath tutorial on her blog. This will make a spooky addition to your home before the trick or treaters arrive.


Use autumn leaves to give practice pre-writing skills with your little ones over on RainyDayMum — a fantastic way to stimulate their creativity and focus on the lovely details in nature.

leaf art flat lay picture

More creature fun with Chocolate And Wine, who has a few fun creative leaf crafts to make.


 Don’t despair if you can’t get out and pick up some fresh Autumn leaves. The Sparkle Nest has a beautiful autumn wreath using coloured silk leaves. These could be great to give as gifts or keep long-term.


More autumn crafts to do with children

About Anthea Barton

Anthea lives by the sea and shares her busy life with three girls, a patient Mr Dad and a gang of pets. She loves to craft, cook, play, explore and learn, finding inspiration in everything around her. When she has a spare moment or three you can find her blogging at ZingZingTree (link below) and BlueBearWood ( or hanging around Instagram (@zingzingtree & @bluebearwood) and twitter (@ZingZingTree & @BlueBearWood). She's also on pinterest, googleplus, YouTube and a whole heap of additional social media. If you look for the Zing or the Bear you can usually find her...

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Thursday 1st of December 2016

oh thank you so much for featuring our conker wreath, delighted!!