Sep 19

Five Projects with Fall Leaves

by Hannah Holt »


Let your imagination take flight.

The leaves started falling this week. I’ve been collecting them almost as fast as they hit the ground. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

1. Leaf pressing. Just like flower petal pressing. Set them up in a cheap frame from from the local thrift store and… ta da!

2. Crayon rubbing. Always a classic fall craft.

3. Magazine cut outs. I took a few pictures from magazines (see the butterfly above and the dinosaurs below) and used them as a template to cut shapes from the fall leaves. Note: this works best if the leaves are still supple.

4. I made a leaf collage activity page for the kids. You can download my pdf template by clicking here.

5. We had a leaf scavenger hunt. You can make up your own or use the one I created.


  1. Cristine Holt

    Now I love fall even MORE! Thank you, Hannah!

  2. Beth Stilborn

    Great post — great suggestions! Thank you.

  3. Tina Cho

    Very creative, Hannah! You have a couple new activities I haven’t seen!

  4. Joanna

    This is jam packed with great fall ideas, Hannah. I especially like the cutting of shapes using templates.

  5. Lori Mozdzierz

    Super fun ideas! As a kid I use to love crayon rubbing the leafs and using multiple colors on one leaf.

  6. Erik -This Kid Reviews Books

    Love the rubbing!

  7. Heather Newman

    Wonderful! I just sent my niece in Florida a baggie of colorful maple leaves and now I need to send my brother this post. I love the project for cutting silhouettes out of the leaves and, of course, crayon rubbings are classic.

  8. Kirsten

    Wow! I love the butterfly.

  9. Donna L Martin

    Hi Hannah!

    Fall is my favorite season and now you have given me a great reason to skip a day at work and go in search of leaf treasures!

    Donna L Martin