Kids’ Crafts: Falling Leaves

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I love everything about fall – pumpkin carving and hot apple cider, the smell of cinnamon and apples, the approaching holidays, and of course fall foliage. The color palette of autumn is my favorite:  oranges, golden yellow, pinks and reds. The only bad part is how quickly the leaves fall and need to be raked and collected. Here are some fall leaf crafts to help you and your kids create with and keep some of those beautiful leaves.

This first craft can be made with store bought silk leaves, if you happen to live in a place that doesn’t have many deciduous trees this is a great way to celebrate autumn leaves anyway!

Leaf Garland

 Cinnamon scented salt dough autumn leaves are great keepsakes of the season and they’re fun to make, especially on these rainy days we’ve been having in Portland.

Cinnamon Salt Dough LeavesThe Imagination Tree

Aren’t these leaf animals brilliant? All you need to assemble them are leaves, glue, scissors and an active imagination. These pictures can be a great starting point for making your own leaf animal friends. When they’re done I’d recommend either using mod podge or contact paper to preserve your work.

Leaf Animal Crafts to Make for FallCrafty Morning

Do your kids love decorating for fall parties? Do they collect beautiful leaves that you hate seeing fade and crumple up? Then this craft is for your family. Leaf sun catchers are easy and inexpensive to make and they look great hanging in the windows and even from the front door.

Embroidery Hoop Leaf SuncatchersBuzzmills

This glue free leaf craft is perfect for little hands. My nieces were thrilled to see their creations all lit up on the mantle place. These would also make lovely center pieces for the dinner table. I’ve also seen a similar process used to create place mats. Creating both would make the autumn dinner table decor complete!

Leaf LuminariesKids Craft Room

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