Well, it’s officially November. And while it’s been a warm October for a lot of us, there’s no fighting the fact that it’s now fall. We know kids everywhere are excited, too, so we’ve rounded up 8 fun, easy crafts using gorgeous fallen leaves.
Grab yourself some pumpkin spice something, lay down a crafting tablecloth, and get busy.
Bonus: these projects are manageable for small children too, with just a bit of adult supervision. Happy crafting, everyone!
Top: Watercolor Leaf Art | Color Made Happy
Fall Leaf Window Decoration Craft
The simple homespun charm of these Leaf Window Decorations at Uteki is really calling to me. Plus, it requires a mere 3 materials from start to finish. Easy crafting FTW! And what a beautiful result.
Fall Leaf Pumpkins
Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean pumpkin decorating is over! I’m loving the crazy DIY Fall Leaf Pumpkins with a tutorial from The Sweet Escape. It skips the knives and still looks adorable when the kids are done with it. Perfect for a Thanksgiving centerpiece, don’t you think?
Miniature Leaf Boats
I adore the Walnut Leaf Boats from The Magic Onions which are giving me all the twee feels: Tiny boats made out of walnuts! Sails made of autumn leaves! Check out her tutorial, then set them afloat. Great excuse to take a field trip to the nearest pond.
Painted Leaf Art Crafts
Painted fall leaves are so easy that they’re always fun to do, but this year in particular they seem to have gotten huge. I think the Watercolor Leaf Art (also at top) from Color Made Happy is just extraordinary — and not too hard if you follow her step-by-step instructions and DIY video. Also be sure to check out her post on doodle design inspiration, as well as her recos for the best kinds of pens and markers to use.
Another fun option for painted leaves is this painted silver leaf craft at Hello, Wonderful.Since it’s still early in the season, this is a great time to tackle it before the leaves in your yard get crumbly. You literally need only two supplies besides the leaves, and I’m sure you already have one of them. But what I really love is how much joy you can tell that Agnes’s kids got out of creating these. There’s no going wrong!
DIY Leaf Mask
Wearable crafts that lend themselves to future dress-up activities are always a favorite, and this DIY Leaf Mask is no exception. Check out the full tutorial at Small + Friendly. We included it in our roundup of easy leaf crafts for preschoolers a few years back, but it’s so great, we just had to share again. .
DIY Animal Friends Leaf Craft
For something a little easier, check out the quirky leaf friends craft for kids at Handmade Charlotte. Her tutorial describes using the leaves’ natural shapes to let kids imagine a fitting creature. So fun!
Leaf Turkey Thanksgiving Craft
Now that we’ve got Thanksgiving on the brain, I can’t resist this cool Cork Turkey Leaf Craft I found at Ooly. It’s another great idea for Thanksgiving, this time for individual place settings. and kids loooove getting to have a hand in those.