Leaf Animals



Make beautiful leaf artwork of different animals using actual dried leaves! Enhance your kids imagination as they explore the world outside while having fun. This project is a perfect way to bond with your kids on an afternoon in fall.


1 hour 30 minutes

Age Group

8 – 11 years

  • This DIY craft is suitable for children in grade school.

Materials and Tools

  • Dry leaves
  • Glue
  • White canvass
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


Step 1.

Pick up dry leaves outside and insert in heavy books to straighten them out.

Step 2.

While waiting, conceptualize and draw on your canvass a sketch of the animal you want to make.

Step 3.

Get the dried leaves from the books. Cut out different shapes depending on how you need them glued on your canvass.

Step 4.

Glue the leaves on the canvass. Add eyes, mouth and other details necessary using the black marker.

Step 5.

Let the canvass dry. Complete the artwork by adding a title and your name.

More Fun Ideas and Expansions

Create your own DIY animal crafts made with leaves using these expanded fun ideas:

  • Wrap the white poster paper on a cardboard for a sturdier canvass.
  • Frame the artwork and display!

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