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25 Awesome Fall Leaf Activities

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!

RELATED: DIY Decorating Ideas With Actual Fall Leaves

In this article:

  1. Fall Leaf Garland
  2. Amazing Fall Leaf Maze and Labyrinth
  3. Fall Leaf People
  4. Fall Leaf Rubbings
  5. Old-Fashioned Playing in Leaves
  6. Leaf Name Game
  7. Leaf Clay Bowls
  8. Autumn Art – Leaf Window Painting
  9. Fall Leaf Confetti
  10. Making Leaf Placemats
  11. Real Fall Red Leaf Magnets
  12. Found Object Art
  13. Fall Butterfly Craft
  14. Autumn Wreath
  15. Leaf Sun Catcher
  16. Leaf Threading
  17. Leaf Animals
  18. Big Leaf Printing
  19. Leaf Alphabet
  20. DIY Leaf Crowns
  21. DIY Leaf Mask
  22. Glittery Fall Leaves
  23. DIY Painted Leaf Banner
  24. Acorn Fairy with Fall Leaves
  25. 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

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Don’t feel bad if fall leaves skipped your area because we have this fall leaves-inspired craft for kids and adults alike. You will need wax paper and broken crayons chips for this project.

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

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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

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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

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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

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If you have a massive pile of leaves, you’ll surely have all the fun with old-fashioned classic leaf jumping.

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

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The possibilities of this game are endless! Teach your kiddo to spell and make it fun with these leaf letters!

Learning while having fun, is what makes this activity more awesome!

7. Leaf Clay Bowls

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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

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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

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You’re sure to love this amazing tactile experience which only happens in fall! Get all the crisp and dry leaves you can find and turn them into a natural fall leaf confetti.

10. Making Leaf Placemats

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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

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Talking about preserving fall leaves for all year round display, this is it! Immortalize your leaves and keep them for lovely decorations long term!

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

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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!

RELATED: This DIY Leaf Bowl Is An Instant Fall Favorite!

13. Fall Butterfly Craft

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Cuteness overload! Let your kiddos enjoy more fall leaf activities by creating any character they want with wings! Butterflies, fairies, birds, oh my!

14. Autumn Wreath

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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.

15. Leaf Sun Catcher

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You and your kids will be thrilled with how this leaf sun catcher glows once it is hit with sunlight. Whimsical bright fall light is sure to delight your day.

16. Leaf Threading

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If you love the leaves this time of the year, this leaf threading activity will bring fall colors to your crafting. You can even spruce it up!

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

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Have the children collect leaves of different sizes to create their own leaf animals. Bigger leaves can be used for the body and little ones make great eyes, ears, or noses.

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

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I am so loving this big leaf printing! It only requires using a variety of colors on a single big leaf.

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

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If you don’t know what to do with your kids’ leaf animal creation, put those to good use by creating leaf alphabet posters.

I’m sure your kids will get creative. Is R for rabbit, or robot? Let them let you know.

20. DIY Leaf Crowns

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Ready to host the best fall party ever? Whether it’s for the kiddos or grown-ups, these adorable DIY leaf crowns make a fun accessory to wear, making a fall party livelier.

21. DIY Leaf Mask

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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

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These glittery fall leaves combine two of the most favorite things kids love: sparkly things, and making you clean up all the glitter they left behind. LOL!

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

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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

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Indulge your kid’s creativity and fall in love with this adorable acorn fairy. This beautiful craft is bound to bring in some magical fun into your fall leaf activity.

25. DIY Autumn Leaf Fairy Lights

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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. 

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