Simple Leaf Art Idea

Fall is a great time of year for your children to craft with natural materials and this simple leaf art idea will spark your child’s creativity.

While dried leaves work best for this project, as you’ll be able to display and admire your child’s work for a long time, this piece can also be made with fresh leaves.

Leaf art ideas for kids

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If you’re planning creative fall activities for your children, make sure you include activities that use nature’s craft materials – fall certainly brings a lot of fun . When it comes to those materials, we love making fall leaf crafts the most!

This particular craft allows you to get creative because you can use any leaf and turn it into a fun looking leaf creature. You can even create a storybook, add speech bubbles, and write dialogue.

Little friends Leaves craft for kids

Fresh leaves can be used and photographed to create a story. Use different leaves for different scenes, or use the same leaf and change the mouth to show different expressions. If so, draw mouths on paper and cut them out, don’t draw them directly on the leaves.

Leaf Friends Craft for kids to make

There are many different characters and emotions you can portray by drawing different mouths and hand positions.

Leaf Friends Craft for kids

Filling the background with different colors really makes the leaves pop – you can also teach children about complementary or contrasting colors.

Leaf Friends Craft for kids to make

There is no leaf that you cannot use for this project, different shapes will bring different characteristics to your leafy friends.

Leaf Friends Craft for kids to make

Things you make with preserved dried leaves can be displayed on the wall.

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Leaf Friends Craft for kids to make

How to make simple leaf art ideas

What you need:

  • white cardboard (square or rectangular)
  • glue
  • sharp eyes
  • black lining
  • round awl
  • water color of your choice (autumn color)
  • brush
  • Small bouquet of autumn leaves

Materials used

Instructions step by step

Paint watercolors on white cardboard and set them aside to dry.

Step 1

Use a round hole punch…

Step 2-0

… to round the corners as shown in the picture.

Step 2

Glue some leaves onto the cardboard.

Step 3

Draw a smiling mouth and hand on each leaf.

Step 4

Attach two googly eyes to each leaf.

Step 5

All has been done!

Leaf Friends Craft for kids to make

We are very excited about the birth of these leafy friends.

Leaf Friends Craft for kids to make

They look so cute and happy, right?

Leaf Friends Craft for kids

We bet you love making this Simple Leaf Art Idea and your leafy friends turn out amazing.

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