Nature inspired autumn leaf crafts for kids to enjoy this fall
Autumn is just the BEST time of year for getting the kids outdoors enjoying nature.
There’s so much to see, do and collect. Get the kids outdoors collecting autumn leaves, conkers and acorns ready for a gorgeous crafting session.
And what better way to follow up those healthy nature walks than with getting busy with some fun, nature inspired fall leaf crafts.
Fall Leaf Crafts
Autumn Arts and Crafts – Forest Fairy
Who wouldn’t want to be a forest fairy?
You can make this beautiful forest fairy wings and crown simply using cardboard, foraged leaves, ribbon and glue.
This is a gorgeous craft for young kids and really great for imaginative and creative play once they’ve finished them and can wear them. You could even make this as a homemade Halloween costume.
Decoupage with Autumn Leaves
You could try a totally gorgeous autumn project is decoupage with autumn leaves.
Over at Craft Invaders they’ve used beautiful red leaves to decorate a plain and boring notebook.
We think this would be just beautiful if used as an autumn scrapbook and filled with autumn adventures, photographs, stories and little keep-sakes.
Autumn Leaf Coasters – Craft
Autumn is such a gorgeous time of year! Why not preserve some beautiful autumn leaves in the lovely autumn leaf coaster craft from The Purple Pumpkin Blog.
This would make a great thanksgiving gift for kids to make grandparents or teachers.
Leaf Crafts for Kids – Natural Art Animal Pictures
After you’ve been on a lovely autumn walk, use your foraged autumn leaves, conkers and twigs to create some lovely woodland creature pictures.
This is a great craft for young children because you can create your pictures and then either glue them down onto paper and keep them or tip it all away and make a whole new picture.
If the weather is good you can do these pictures outdoors and even create absolutely huge pictures together!
This is a lovely autumn craft idea for early years and preschoolers.
Natural Autumn Leaf Sun Catcher
Over at The Gingerbread House they’ve used lovely autumn leaves to create a sun catcher.
Simply using sticky back plastic and foraged leaves to preserve the leaves. Then hung in the window to catch the autumn sunshine.
It looks so beautiful as the sun shines through. A brilliant fall leaf craft idea for preschool kids to get busy with.
Make an Autumn Garland
The Rose Tinted World use their foraged autumn leaves to create a beautiful autumn garland to string across the fireplace making a beautiful focal point.
A lovely easy leaf craft for kids to make. This would also make a lovely Halloween decoration too, using natural foraged products to decorate the house is a really great idea.
Finger Paint Autumn Leaf Garland
We love this autumn leaf garland from Rainy Day Mum – inspired by the super cute kids book “Bear Stays Up for Christmas”
This messy finger paint craft is sure to be a hit with your little ones. All kids just love to pain and finger painting is always super popular at our house!
A gorgeous fall craft for kids.
Autumn Leaf Sun Catchers
Oh these bright and colourful cellophane autumn leaf sun catchers are a lovely autumn leaf craft for preschoolers to get busy with.
Simple and they look so pretty on the windows. You could also use the same idea to create smaller sun catchers to use in Thanksgiving cards or as little ornaments for kids to take home.
Autumn Leaf Rubbing
We love this classic autumn craft from Whimsical Mumblings.
Leaf rubbing pictures is something we remember doing as kids and something our kids have always loved too – it’s a great scrap book activity and perfect for little ones to try out at home or nursery.
Autumn Leaf Faces
A super cute autumn craft from Hodge Podge Days – turn autumn leaves into the cutest little faces!
A lovely simple autumn activity perfect for preschool kids.
More autumn kids crafts to try
- Pine Cone Mouse – use foraged pine cones to create this super cute little mouse, you could even make a whole family of mice!
- Halloween Tree – using foraged dead twigs and some creative little cut out ghosts you could make this spooky Halloween tree decoration.
- Make a Magic Wand – help your little one create their very own magic wand that’s perfect for any little witch or wizard.
Save our gorgeous fall leaf crafts to Pinterest for later!