How to Make Crafts with Autumn Leaves

Making Coloring Pages for Autumn Leaves

Autumn is here, and there is always a need for some afternoon activities with kids. In one of our outdoor adventures, we collected some colorful autumn leaves.  Crafts with autumn leaves are the way to go! So, I decided that this activity would use some coloring pages and leaves to stay in the fall theme.

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Coloring Pages with Autumn Leaves

This activity works better with younger kids, but you can make use of this concept with older kids as well.  Either way, it’s an ideal way to keep kids busy! (and slightly messy)

What You Need:

  1. Colorful leaves – several leaves of any color will do.  They can even be green leaves from the green trees, in case you don’t have colorful leaves in your area.
  2.  A sheet of paper with a picture to color on it – you can use one straight out of a coloring book, find one on google, or you can make one with your Cricut as I do here.
  3. Glue

Let's Begin!

Collect your supplies

You’ll need to collect your leaves from outside.  Preferably dry ones, or let them dry inside before you use them.

autumn leaves

Color in your picture

As it’s autumn right now, I figured we’d use a picture that is fall-related, so I picked a turkey and a tree. 

Have your kids color these pages in as a first step.

autumn leaves coloring sheets

Glue leaves on

Glue the leaves on all over the picture to add life to the final product.  I use standard kids glue for this, nothing fancy.

I let my kids enjoy the mess and go nuts with placing the leaves.

And That's It! You're Done!

autumn leaves
autumn leaves

What did I learn?

As with most kids’ crafts, I have high expectations, and I forget that kids are kids…  I learned several things from this activity:

  • collecting the leaves was the most enjoyable part, for everyone involved.
  • this activity can’t be done late in the evening, as attention spans are very limited
  • a lot of glue will be wasted… it’s best to have glue rationed out
  • I had high hopes with coloring 2 picture each and gluing 2 each… that probably would have taken a week to accomplish

However, I did get to spend some fun time with the kids and listen to them analyze why each and every piece needed to go exactly in the spot they were gluing it…  But it was fun!

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This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Kelly W.

    This craft is adorable and is a fun autumn activity I can do easily with my students. Thank you for the idea!

  2. Yolanda

    Super cute – I need to try this with my niece. She’ll love it! I find the collecting leaves part the post fun 🙂

  3. Laura

    There’s never a shortage of leaves in my area this time of year. So, I know I could find the materials needed to complete this craft. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great idea! I’m alway looking for new art projects for my so and I to do. Thanks for this!

  5. hari

    this is seriously a fun activity.
    anything involving kids is super amazing and creates a positive energy all around the house.
    thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

  6. Bjha

    My kids love arts and they have been collecting fall leaves, I can share the article with my kids and get them engaged with amazing crafts work.

  7. Andrea

    So cute! This is a fun, easy craft that kids will love.

  8. Lottie M Hancock

    Oh that looks like so much fun! I have 5 granddaughters that have trouble keeping their hands busy enough. Maybe this will do it! lol

  9. Lilian

    Awesome I need to try this tomorrow with my nephew. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Britt K

    This is a really cute idea! I am going to have to send this to my sister-in-law for her to try with my nieces. They LOVE arts and crafts, and this would be a great way to not only keep them entertained but to give them an excuse to spend some time outdoors (not that they need an excuse – they are big outdoors lovers too lol)

  11. Moriah

    So cute! I LOVE the idea of using what you can find outdoors for crafts and DIY’s!! Thanks for sharing!

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