Don't let your pile of fall leaves go to waste! Help yourself to 25 fun and cool DIY fall leaf activities for the autumn season!
In this article:
- Fall Leaf Garland
- Amazing Fall Leaf Maze and Labyrinth
- Fall Leaf People
- Fall Leaf Rubbings
- Old-Fashioned Playing in Leaves
- Leaf Name Game
- Leaf Clay Bowls
- Autumn Art – Leaf Window Painting
- Fall Leaf Confetti
- Making Leaf Placemats
- Real Fall Red Leaf Magnets
- Found Object Art
- Fall Butterfly Craft
- Autumn Wreath
- Leaf Sun Catcher
- Leaf Threading
- Leaf Animals
- Big Leaf Printing
- Leaf Alphabet
- DIY Leaf Crowns
- DIY Leaf Mask
- Glittery Fall Leaves
- DIY Painted Leaf Banner
- Acorn Fairy with Fall Leaves
- DIY Autumn Leaf Fairy Lights
Fun-Filled Fall Leaf Activities for the Season
Fall Leaf Activities, Ideas, and Crafts You Can Do for Fun
Fall is such a beautiful time of year! The temperatures are cooling, the hues are lively and cozy, and the mood is totally warm and homey!
One of the most beloved and expressive parts of fall is the bountiful warm amber-hued leaves of various sizes, shapes, and textures. So now begs the question, are you ready for some pretty awesome fall leaf activities?
To help you have a blast with it, here are 25 creative and fun ideas for you to browse through from some amazingly talented bloggers. I want to share I discovered so many great projects and pulled together the best ones so all of you could come to one spot to discover fantastic fall leaf projects!
Create wonderful decor for yourself, your friends or even simply to enjoy crafty bonding time as many of these projects are kid-friendly!
1. Fall Leaf Garland
It's a fun way to put your crayon scrap into good use, plus it's also fun. Let's see how long it lasts, wonderfully dangling in your doorway!
2. Amazing Fall Leaf Maze and Labyrinth
A lovely craft for fall which showcases the vibrant autumn colors! It's an easy, fun fall craft to do with the kids including you, outdoors.
This amazing leaf maze and labyrinth is a sure hit of awesomeness for all ages. Let the games begin! Just don’t try it on a windy day!
3. Fall Leaf People
Let your precious ones create a whole leaf family. Bigger leaves can be used as parents and the smaller ones are for the children.
This makes for another great leaf craft activities for kids. Allow them to decorate their family creation however they like, then display them for everyone to see when they visit.
4. Fall Leaf Rubbings
If you’re searching for something a little more rustic looking, but with a low level of difficulty, this leaf rubbing project is for you! It works the same way when you rub a pencil or crayons over things to create their impression.
Simply gather a couple of leaves in different shapes and sizes. Lay them side up on cardstock or construction paper, then start rubbing with crayons.
This craft is simple and easy, it's one of the perfect autumn leaves activities for toddlers. Their creation makes for a great gift to grandparents on holidays, or simply hang them on your wall.
5. Old-Fashioned Playing in Leaves
Another sure hit leaf activity fun for all ages. You'll never run out of things to do with your leaves ever again!
6. Leaf Name Game
Learning while having fun, is what makes this activity more awesome!
7. Leaf Clay Bowls
Did you know pressing clay, rolling dough, and making leaf prints is the perfect way to immortalize your child’s fall creations? If you want a fall project to last all year round, then these leaf clay bowls are the right project for you.
8. Autumn Art – Leaf Window Painting
Bring out the acrylic finger paints for this beautiful sensory play turned art idea.
Create these amazing and lovely leaf window clings. They're perfect for welcoming guests for the abundance of the fall season!
9. Fall Leaf Confetti
10. Making Leaf Placemats
One of the focal points for friends and family to gather in the fall season is the kitchen. With all the amazing food, how could it not be?
Bring your guests warmth and welcome them to your table with beautiful fall leaf placemats!
11. Real Fall Red Leaf Magnets
And if you're looking for dry leaves crafts because you have a few supplies now, make sure to make room for this one.
12. Found Object Art
What a way to teach and show children the beauty of recycling? This found object art is sure to impress guests and draw in the rustic charm of autumn nature!
13. Fall Butterfly Craft
14. Autumn Wreath
Let your kids make an autumn wreath you can proudly hang as your fall door decor. All you've got to do is cut the template out of cardboard and glue the leaves in place, covering the whole template.
They can also do the decorating by adding acorns, pinecones, or any other craft or scrapbook materials. Then, it can be hung with anything you have handy, a rope or ribbon will do.
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15. Leaf Sun Catcher
16. Leaf Threading
All you need is a strip of yarn, rope, or ribbon, then let the kids do the threading however they want. This craft activity is great for fall sleepover parties.
Little girls will spend long hours of fun making stylish necklaces they can wear or give away as gifts.
17. Leaf Animals
The twigs or narrow leaves make perfect legs. Leaf animals are fun and entertaining for kids to create, and you can even frame their creations so your child can cherish them for years to come.
18. Big Leaf Printing
If you have kids, allow them to do this simple craft and he/she will have a twofer in painting the leaf, then using it as a stamp.
19. Leaf Alphabet
I'm sure your kids will get creative. Is R for rabbit, or robot? Let them let you know.
20. DIY Leaf Crowns
21. DIY Leaf Mask
The pictures of this DIY leaf mask are super cute and I'm totally taken by it! It has a very simple tutorial for creating one totally from scratch.
If you already own a mask, it makes the work even easier. Simply glue some leaves to it and viola – your mask is ready!
22. Glittery Fall Leaves
Anyway, this wonderful craft is all worth the mess because their creations can be used as an embellishment to any decor you already have and make it more admirable.
23. DIY Painted Leaf Banner
Naturally, leaves come in shades of green, gold, and brown, but they don't have to stay this way! Take a bold approach and transform your fall foliage, just like this painted leaves banner.
It looks so modern and clean, they could be used to decorate your home all year long.
24. Acorn Fairy with Fall Leaves
25. DIY Autumn Leaf Fairy Lights
Create an interesting glow in your home décor with these easy and inexpensive DIY autumn leaf fairy lights. Perfect day or night – the light coming through the leaves creates the most beautiful colors and glow.
Up for a fall leaves figurine challenge? Check out this video from AllAroundAudrey:
If you have kids who are not yet in school, or when they take a fall break this year, these fall leaf activities are something you can use to pass the time. These fall projects will definitely come in handy.
Some are perfect for gift-giving, so let your kids choose a craft and create the gift themselves. They'll be very proud of their achievement and their recipient will simply love the thought behind it.
Which fall leaf activities will you do this year? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on September 24, 2016, updated for quality and relevancy.