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Autumn Leaf Sun Catcher

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Looking for autumn crafts for kids? Try our pretty autumn leaf sun catcher. A beautiful skeleton leaf filled with autumn colours to catch the sun.

A nice simple autumn craft for kids – great for brightening up a window and getting into the autumn mood.

What you need to make our autumn crafts for kids – sun catchers

  • black paper or thin card A4 size
  • coloured acetate sheets (you could use tissue paper or sweet wrappers)
  • glue stick
  • white pencil or crayon
  • scissors
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How to make autumn leaf sun catchers 

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  • Put two pieces of black paper together and fold in half length ways.
  • Using a white pencil draw the outline of half a leaf with veins.
  • Cut out the leaf template.
  • Spread glue onto one side of of one of the leaves.
  • Stick strips of coloured acetate over the gaps – don’t worry if it goes over the edges of the outline, you can trip it off later.
  • Spread glue onto one side of the other leaf template and stick it on top of the acetate decorated one.
  • Trim any overhanging acetate.
  • To display them just use a small piece of double sided tape to stick them to the window or hang them from strings where the sun will catch them.

Make more of your fall craft for kids

  • This activity could be done with younger children too but leave extra time for helping them with cutting out or prepare the leaf shape first and just let them get busy with the sticking.
  • Try making these in all different leaf shapes and sizes.

More autumn crafts for kids to get creative with

If you love to do autumn crafts with the kids then you’ll love these gorgeous creative fall activities.

  • Forest Fairy – create a beautiful pair of autumn leaf wings and matching crown.
  • Leaf Hedgehogs – have you ever seen such a cute autumn craft? Kids just love to make these little fellows.
  • Pine Cone Mouse – you could make one little mouse or a whole family of mice to play with.
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How to make an autumn sun catcher

autumn leaf sun catcher made by kids

Lovely autumn crafts for kids to get creative with this fall.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost £2

Materials

  • 2 sheets of black A4 paper or thin card
  • coloured acetate sheets - choose autumn colours (or use sweet wrappers) 
  • white pencil or crayon
  • glue stick 

Tools

  • Scissors 

Instructions

  1. Put two pieces of black paper together and fold in half length ways.
  2. Using a white pencil draw the outline of half a leaf with veins.
  3. Cut out the leaf template.
  4. Spread glue onto one side of of one of the leaves.
  5. Stick strips of coloured acetate over the gaps – don’t worry if it goes over the edges of the outline, you can trip it off later.
  6. Spread glue onto one side of the other leaf template and stick it on top of the acetate decorated one.
  7. Trim any overhanging acetate.
  8. To display them just use a small piece of double sided tape to stick them to the window or hang them from strings where the sun will catch them.

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