This autumn leaf craft is an easy activity to keep the kids busy on a cold day.


  • 1 Piece of card
  • Selection of coloured tissue paper (red orange, yellow), cut into small pieces
  • 1 black texta
  • 1 Sheet of clear contact paper


  1. Draw the outline of a leaf shape on the piece of card (you can find an image online and trace it onto the card if easier). Cut out the shape, leaving just the texta outline.
  2. Place a piece of clear contact on the front side so the sticky is facing the back side of the picture.
  3. Now get your child to stick the tissue paper on the sticky side until all gaps are filled. Hang on the window!


You can use any shape and combination of colours. Butterflies are also a favourite with my girls!

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  • Schmoofie1983
    • 28 May 2015
      8:04 pm

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  • Beautiful, special touch, and would brighten any room.


  • So many things you could do with this idea


  • This is an activity that can be altered to fit any theme and the children love it. I still have a Christmas one my daughter made 15 years ago & it still comes out every Christmas.


  • That would be so pretty hanging on the window with the sun streaming through


  • Great idea for the kids to do thanks for sharing


  • Great craft activity for the kids


  • Great project for younger kids to keep them occupied.


  • Looks great. Perfect for my toddler.


  • We’ve saved all our Quality Street chocolate cellophane wrappers to do this with on a window. The leaf looks really cool.


  • This would be super effective with coloured cellophane and hang it on a window to catch the sunlight


  • You could even use cellophane

    • Great for hanging on the window for more sunlight


  • Thanks for sharing. I’m going to get my children to make Christmas themed ones (star, tree etc) to put in the front windows of our house.


  • Perfect for the coming wet season thankyou


  • This craft looks a,aging I have always loved using cellophane in craft projects. Now I can join in with my 2 children. I will have to get to the shops tomorrow to purchase some craft supplies.


  • You could make angels or snowmen for Christmas decorations too.


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