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

Related: 12 wonderfully easy fall nature crafts for preschoolers.

Fall Leaf Window Decoration Craft

Kids crafts using fall leaves: Leaf Window Decorations | Uteki

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

Kids crafts using fall leaves:  DIY Fall Leaf Pumpkins perfect for a Thanksgiving centerpiece | The Sweet Escape

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?

Related: 8 fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers beyond tracing a hand to look like a turkey

Miniature Leaf Boats

Kids crafts using fall leaves: Walnut Leaf Boats | The Magic Onions

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

Kids crafts using fall leaves:  Watercolor Leaf Art | Color Made Happy

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.

Related: 6 adorable pine cone crafts for kids. Hello, fall!

Kids crafts using fall leaves:  Silver Leaf Art | Hello, Wonderful

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

Kids crafts using fall leaves:  DIY Leaf Mask | Small + Friendly

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

Amazing DIY leaf craft inspiration from Look What I Did With a Leaf

Okay, so our leaf craft animals inspired from the book Look What I did With a Leaf will probably not come out as amazing as these, though we love the idea starters she provides!

Kids crafts using fall leaves: Quirky Leaf Friends | Handmade Charlotte

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!

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Leaf Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

Cool Thanksgiving fall leaf craft idea from Ooly: Perfect for DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces the kids can help with!

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.