21 Creative Preschool Leaf Crafts | Fall Crafts For Kids

Do you and your kids enjoy going out once fall arrives? Who wouldn’t want to sit in their garden and gaze at the gorgeous autumn leaves falling to the ground, right? However, the struggle begins when you have to clean the piles of leaves up. But instead of tossing away those lovely maple and dried leaves, why not make something new out of them? With that in mind, here are 21 creative fall crafts your preschoolers can easily do along with you!

21. Leaf Lanterns

We first made these Easy Leaf Lanterns about seven years ago at German Toddler Group – one of the other carers with tons of group crafting experience showed us how to make them – making this a great Autumn Craft for Preschoolers as well as Autumn Craft for kids!!!

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20. Fall Snow Globe – Falling Leaves Sensory Bottle

This Fall Snow Globe is a cute and easy Fall kids craft or decor idea! Learn how to make a falling leaves sensory bottle with step by step video instructions.

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19. Fun Sensory Play with Changing Leaves Activities for Kids

Did you try sensory play with your children yet? Then it is time to give it a try with these awesome changing leaves activities for kids. Exploring with your hands and all senses is so much fun. So let’s dive right in and get inspired.

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18. Autumn Tree Painting Sensory Craft for Kids

Fall lends itself so well to crafting because the colours are so bright, vibrant and beautiful. Pops of red, orange, yellow and brown bring us thoughts of cozy autumn days watching leaves fall while sipping apple cider. The beauty of fall inspired this fun and easy fall tree art project for my toddler.

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17. Easy Fall Leaf Craft For Kids (With Free Printable Template)

It’s wonderful to see the changing colors of Nature in fall from green to yellow to red. Different changes occur in our surroundings in each season like clockwork.

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16. Fall Leaves Tissue Paper Craft

There are so many things to love about fall- pumpkin chocolate chip bread, scarves, apple cider… But one of my kids’ favorite things (and mine!) is seeing the leaves change into vibrant shades of red and orange (and of course jumping on the crunchy ones). With this fall leaves tissue paper craft, you can recreate that experience right in your home! The colorful fall leaves, not the jumping part…

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15. DIY Fall Paper Leaf Garland With Printable Template

From flowers of spring to the robust colours of autumn leaves, it’s always lovely to decorate with seasonally inspired crafts. This DIY fall paper leaf garland is the perfect way to brighten your surroundings with the very best part of autumn. This fall craft with leaves also comes with a free leaves printable template.

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14. Autumn Wreath for Preschoolers

This autumn wreath for preschoolers is so much fun. Grab some printable leaves and get creating!

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13. Imaginative Homeschool

This is a craft I found on pinterest that we did five years ago during our first year of homeschooling (we actually did it TODAY, October 3rd!). It was simple and fun and my son loved it. I did it with him and enjoyed it too.

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12. Leaf Suncatcher Craft – Easy Autumn Crafts for Kids

If you are looking for easy Autumn crafts for kids then this leaf suncatcher craft is perfect! Not only is this paper plate autumn craft easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers, it looks beautiful hanging up in the window. Follow our easy step by step instructions to make your own unique leaf art. No two leaf suncatchers will look the same, but they will all look stunning!

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11. Fall Leaf Red Squirrel

This Fall leaf Red Squirrel craft is the perfect way to get creative with nature’s most Beautiful craft supply.

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10. Nature Craft: Making Leaf Prints

Isn’t autumn just wonderful for crafting inspiration? We’ve done so many lovely craft activities already this season, and these simple leaf prints are perfect for combining nature play with an art activity to create a homemade masterpiece.

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9. Fall Leaf Crafts Kids Will Love

My kids love the outdoors and it is starting to feel like fall around here! Lots of fun things come with fall…long sleeves, boots, crisp air and one of my kids’s favorite parts…all the leaves!!

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8. Leaf Printing Pop Art for Kids

If your kids have a knack for artsy crafts and enjoy looking at their masterpieces displayed, this Leaf Printing Pop Art for Kids is the perfect craft for them!

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7. Nature Art Turtle

Gather nature supplies from your garden and get ready to have some nature art turtle fun! Made from a recycled cardboard box base and decorated with leaves, flowers and other garden treasures. This is one fun craft that turtle loving kids are sure to enjoy.

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6. Fine Motor Leaf Imprint Activity

Today I want to share an educational, sensory, and fine motor leaf imprint activity for toddlers and preschoolers to get your kiddos outdoors and in touch with nature this fall!

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5. Printable Leaf Templates + Fun Leaf Craft Ideas!

Bring some natural elements to your craft activities and get inspired by fall leaves with these adorable Leaf Templates that you can use for tons of different leaf crafts and activities! Scroll through our list of craft ideas that can be made using these printable leaf template outlines and check out the most adorable leaf bunting craft!

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4. Kids Handprint Fall Tree Craft

We used the first colored leaves of the season to make a leaf and handprint fall tree craft. It’s is such an easy craft, like all our 200+ easy crafts for kids, and the outcome looks amazing. That’s why this fall tree craft is just perfect for young kids: toddlers or preschoolers.

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3. Color Changing Leaf Craft – Fall Craft

We don’t have to go far to admire the beautiful fall colors. There is a small park right behind our house with plenty of trees. It’s like we have our own private color changing show. We absolutely love it. Because it’s been pretty chilly the last couple of days, some of the branches have already started to turn red. This inspired me to create a fun color changing leaf craft that my kids can play with. It’s a simple paper plate craft. Kids can change the color of the leaf by spinning the paper plates around.

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2. Leaf Art Projects for Kids using Fingerprints

We are excited to join the Virtual Book Club this year! This month, we are joining in on the leaves theme with the book being Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Be sure to check out the great list of leaf art projects and kids activities to go along with this Fall-themed book at the end of post.

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1. Handprint Leaf for September – Handprint Calendar

For our handprint calendar for the month of September, I helped my son make a handprint leaf and paired it with a cute poem.

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