Are you looking for fun fall crafts for kids? Today I’m sharing our latest craft: a leaf wreath. The boys had a lot of fun using their imagination to create their own wreath. We began by searching our neighborhood for leaves, which ended up being quite the scavenger hunt. This year Florida is not participating in fall as our temps continue to be in the 80’s-90’s. So…we decided to use a mix of real and faux leaves in a variety of shapes and sizes for the craft.
Fall Leaf Wreath
What you’ll need:
- Construction paper
- Assortment of leaves/pinecones
- Table cover
- A variety of paint colors (we used Kwik Stix paint sticks)
After the kids have selected their construction paper color, fold the paper in half lengthwise. Cut a small semi-circle in the middle of the paper. Then cut a large semi-circle around the edge. (Depending on their age, you have may to assist them with the cutting portion of the craft.) Open to find your wreath shape!
It’s time to paint! By using Kwik Stix solid tempera paint, the boys did not need smocks, or paintbrushes! These quick drying paint sticks are easy to use, simply uncap, twist, and paint – right on the leaves. Thanks to the Pencil Grip Co for inspiring today’s craft with their new paint sticks!
Don’t have Kwik Stix? No worries – put a variety of paint colors on paper plates for the kids to choose from. Paint directly on the leaf then press it flat onto the wreath. Gently pull-up on the leaf, stem first. Voila – a beautiful fall leaf imprint! Continue adding more leaf prints to the wreath until it is full of beautiful impressions. Then hang them in a window.
We chose to use traditional fall colors for our wreaths, but really the sky is the limit! The kids loved using the Kwik Stix paint sticks and have already asked to do another craft.
I love how mess-free painting projects can be now that we have Kwik Stix! The paint dries quickly and can be displayed immediately. They are versatile too – you can use them on poster board, cardboard, wood and even canvas. This is great resource for at home and classrooms so that children can bring home their paint crafts the same day it’s completed. Want to learn more? Head to thepencilgrip.com for details. Kwik Stix are also available on amazon.com. Read on to enter our giveaway!
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Laura Rousseau says
I know it’s a little early (first wk of August) but really looking forward for this Fall DIY, TY!
we like to make people out of paper plates and decorations.
Amy Deeter says
we like to make hand prints and foot prints with the year and their names on them
Danielle Magee says
No, we don’t have a favorite fall craft.
We like to make the hand turkeys when you trace your hands. They love putting feathers and leaves and the turkey’s feathers.
Rhonda R says
Who can resist Turkeys made from tracing their hands?
Megan C says
Each new craft we do seems to be there favorite. This year we made turkey paper chain wreaths.
laurie murley says
they just like to paint pictures
aaron reck says
We really enjoy making collages and other artwork. I think we enjoy beading as well, but only secretly.
Ashley N says
We like to make homemade salt dough for ornaments or other creations.
Candie L says
To be honest this was the first year we have even carved pumpkins, but the kids have always enjoyed making their ginger bread houses. Thank you
Hand turkeys of course! My kids love making them, and I love seeing the turkeys get bigger every year as they grow.
Erica B. says
We don’t have a favorite yet.
Rachel Freer says
We like to make Turkeys from construction paper and feathers.
Ashley M says
We just love to draw together!
Julie Lundstrom says
We would this to make Christmas decorations and ornaments for the tree.
We have been making colored popcorn strings for the holidays.
susan smoaks says
i want to make the Turkey Name Sets
Lisa V. says
We like to make Christmas ornaments.
Jennifer Reed says
I do not have a favorite fall craft with my children. I am always hesitant to craft due to the mess. The Kwik Sticks make the job look easier.
Sally Wilsey says
My Granddaughter and I always make Turkey Name Sets for our family. It is a Foamie Turkey with orange, brown and red foamies with yellow beak and google eyes on a colored popcycle stick with the name done in glitter pen.
We like doing crayon rubbings with leaves in the fall.
terry maigi says
We just made a thankful tree! It was fun seeing my daughter come up with things she’s thankful for and gluing it to the tree
I like to use Fall leaves and grasses to make the Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Thanks for the contest.
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Charles-Linda Bradshaw says
The grandkids and nieces like to use food to do crafts. They glue it to pictures or make their own pictures.
Stephanie Liske says
We like to find new crafts each year for the kids to make.
We like to make the handprint turkeys and do lots of prints from leaves.
Summer B. says
We love to make candy wreaths for family and friends.
amber hall says
Laura J says
We always make Happy Thanksgiving day cards for the family and friends to take along!
Deb Collins Nicholson says
My grandsons and I like to do leaf rubbings from leaves we gather on our fun fall walks.
Danielle Priser says
We do different ornaments every year so that when the kids grow up and move out, they’ll have a set from each year to take with them (and some for Mommy to keep that they made too!)
Amanda Morris says
My niece would love these she adores crafting and heaven knows enough school breaks are coming up 🙂
Tasha Wilkerson says
We like to make turkeys out of paper plates!!
lindsey gain says
My girls love to make paper chains! We have also already started making Christmas ornaments, lol.
Cassandra Eastman says
My kids love to collect leaves, put them under paper and with a crayon or pencil gently stroke back and forth until you can see the leafs design!
beth shepherd says
The girls love to make anything. We recently made a wreath to hang on the door. Thank you
Sharon Cubic says
My kids love making handprint wreaths for christmas.
tara darity says
We like to make handprint turkeys or wreaths!!
Caroline B says
We’ve made all sorts of things, I think our fave was a leaf wreath.
Cindy Peterson says
I am teaching them macrame.
Meghan B says
Turkeys out of hand print
Jennifer Heintz says
We like to use GLUE!! and craftsticks to make Turkeys, which are than painted.
Stacy Renee says
I’ve always loved doing the paper mache crafts in fall colors. This year we are doing turkey handprint pictures with my little one.
Lindsey VC says
we love to make handprint turkeys and fall colored wreaths!
Megan M says
Paper plate turkeys with feathers!
We like to make turkey hands for the dinner table
Zoe Y says
We like to make paper turkeys with feathers glued to them
We like to make a leaf book each year with colored leaves we collect and identify.
katie klein says
My boys love doing the handprint turkey! I love making picture frames out of popsicle sticks and turning them into ornaments.
chrissy c says
We love to make wreaths with handprints 🙂
Lula Ruger says
We make a handprint turkey with finger paints
Mine love to use paper plates and come up with fun crafts with them.
We like making turkey cupcakes and putting leaves in wax paper with crayon shavings to make leaf stained glass