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!
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.
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.
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.
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.