The autumn season is one of beautiful color. It’s also when the leaves start falling off trees, making them the perfect inspiration for crafts. Here are five fall craft ideas that will get you inspired for the season and also show warm autumn colors throughout your American Legend home.
Leaf puppets can be so much fun for kids. Each leaf is different and having your little ones create their own leaf family also teaches a valuable lesson: just like no two leaves are alike, no two people or families are alike. This craft is easy and creative and only requires faux leaves from the craft store, popsicle sticks, markers, glue and a few sets of googly eyes.
Puffy paint is way more entertaining to use because once it’s dry, you can actually feel the paint design! Kids can decorate their leaves with any design and afterwards, hang them in the window to show off their creativity! All you need for this one is leaves (real or faux) and puffy paint from the craft store.
A leaf-rubbing collage is a creative way to save your kids’ fall crafts without saving actual leaves for years! Rubbing the leaf pattern onto a piece of paper with a crayon (easy for even very young children) captures the uniqueness of each leaf, while letting the kids create their own design on paper with their own color choices. (The best part? You don’t have to hang on to old leaves!)
The leaf handprint tree is something you will want to hold onto forever. This craft is something you will look back on and remember just how tiny those little hands were. It’s a classic fall craft and something that every parent should get to treasure.
Leaf bookmarks are crafts that are not only fun, but they’re useful and encourage reading. Use leaves, glue, contact paper and scissors to create a one-of-a-kind bookmark that can be used at school in the classroom or at home!
Fall crafts are always fun and creative and not all crafts have to be messy! These fall leaf crafts are things families can hold on to and cherish in the future. Seasons can come and go but these crafts, like the memories created in your American Legend home, are something that can last forever!