How to Make Crafts with Autumn Leaves

With the arrival of autumn, leaves turn color as if touched by Nature's paintbrush. You can appropriate Mother Nature's art and make some art of your own.

You will need

  • Autumn leaves
  • Old book
  • Acrylic spray
  • Craft glue
  • Paper
  • Drawing supplies
  • Wax paper
  • Crayons and a sharpener
  • Iron
  • Newspaper

Step 1 Gather leaves Collect autumn leaves in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.

Step 2 Press the leaves Press the leaves between the pages of an old book for a day, and remove them when they are flat.

Step 3 Make a booklet of leaves Make a book of leaves by selecting your favorites and gluing them to pieces of paper. Label each leaf, and write an annotation about how and where you found it. Then assemble the papers into a booklet.

Step 4 Make a picture Use the leaves to construct a picture. Draw a picture outline on a sheet of paper, and then fill it in with leaves. When you are done, glue the leaves to the sheet of paper.

Step 5 Make a stained glass window Make a stained glass window. Lay some of your pressed leaves on a sheet of wax paper. Place crayon shavings on the paper beside the leaves, and then cover it with a second sheet of wax paper. Iron the wax paper sandwich at low heat between sheets of newspaper and hang your craft in a window. Display your leaf crafts through every season.