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Fall Leaf Printing Activity with Markers – Pretty Leaf Craft for Kids

My kids love collecting pretty red, orange, and yellow leaves in the fall! We end up with lots of beautiful leaves from our daily walks. I was trying to find something different to do with the leaves, you know other than just crayon leaf rubbing or preserving leaves. So we made Fall Leaf Prints with markers. This leaf printing activity is such a fun leaf activity that preserves the intricate detail of leaves with cute leaf printing ideas. This leaf craft for kids is lots of fun and such an easy fall craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.My kids love collecting pretty red, orange, and yellow leaves in the fall! We end up with lots of beautiful leaves from our daily walks. I was trying to find something different to do with the leaves, you know other than just crayon leaf rubbing or preserving leaves. So we made Fall Leaf Prints with markers. This leaf printing activity is such a fun leaf activity that preserves the intricate detail of leaves with cute leaf printing ideas. This leaf craft for kids is lots of fun and such an easy fall craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.

Leaf Printing Activity

Do your kids love collecting leaves as much as mine do. They love observing, exploring, and saving nature!  This fun leaf activity is also a leaf art for kids. In this fall leaf crafts children from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, toddler, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students will make a rubbing of the leaf. But instead of using a crayon as you did when you were a kid, children will use markers for this colorful leaf printing activity. The result of this leaf printing idea is such a fun fall leaf project that produces a stunning leaf art project! So whether is is spring, summer, or fall, give this creative leaf printing a try!

fall leaves craft ideas for kids

Leaf printing ideas

Kids will love this fun, clever leaf activity. This technique is so simple, but it produces such beautiful results.

  • You will need some nice, not dried up, leaves. When the leaves are dried out they will absorb all the liquid from the marker and they won’t make prints.
  • Crayola Markers in a variety of colors – red, orange, yellow, green, purple, blue, teal, etc.
  • White Paper (plain printer paper works or cardstock if you prefer)
  • Rolling pin, book, or object to press the leaves down on the paper
  • optional Construction paper in color of choice to “frame” your fall art project

Fall Crafts for Toddlers

Creative leaf printing

Use markers to color the underside of a leaf. Put is on as thick as you can and go as quickly as you can – you don’t want the leaves to absorb the color of the marker. You want to use the leaves as a stamp so to speak.  If you don’t use the bottom it wont’ have as clear, dramatic, or cool veins that make the leaf look so cool.

easy leaf craft for kids

Leaf printing for kids

Now turn the leaf over on a piece of white paper and put a piece of paper on top to hold the leaf in place. Use a rolling pin or hard book to press down on the leaf to transfer the marker ink onto the paper. You are making a leaf print on the paper.

fun and easy to make Leaf Print Craft for Kids

Leaf Art for Kids

When you pull back the paper and carefully pull up the leaf here is what you are left with. Isn’t it beautiful!

super cute, easy and fun to make Leaf Craft Ideas

Leaf craft for kids

My kids did lots of them. Each time they came out slightly different depending on the colors they used, how moist the leaf still was, and how quickly they went. It made such pretty prints.

Fall Leaf Print Art for Kids

Fall leaf crafts

We put our leaf print project on top of a piece of colored construction paper to make the project really pop. My child also wrote the word “fall” on the paper. This Fall Leaf Print Art for Kids is such a fun autumn leaf print to make during September, October, and November.

You can get the two-tone color by using two markers that are shades of the same color – light orange and a dark orange =)

beautiful fall leaf print

Leaf activity

We also made leaf prints where we colored the leaf with various markers quickly together to create this stunning, multi-colored leaf print1 It was such a fun way to capture the beauty of fall in a creative kids craft.

why do leaves change color expeirment

Leaf Rubbing

Take this one step farther by learning why do leaves change color experiment.

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Leaf Crafts for Kids

Looking for more fun fall craft projects? Check out these fun ideas:

super cute, free printable, fall craft for preschoolers - leave, apple, and pumpkin hat crafts beautiful Leaf Wreath Printable Fall Craft to share with you. This Leaf Wreath Craft for Kids is great for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students. Use the free leaf template to make your own leaves even before the leaves in your own back yard start changing outside! Fall Leaf Prints with Markers Here is a super cute fall craft for kids using packing peanuts! This simple to make Styrofoam Peanuts Fall Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers uses red, orange, yellow, brown, and green leaves to make a colorful 3d craft. This autumn craft produces such beautiful results with a unique look and texture that is fun to play. Great for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.

Fall Crafts for Kids

scarecrow-cvc-words-preschool-kindergarten-first-grade Looking for some quick and easy fall coloring pages? You will love these simple free coloring sheets perfect for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students to enjoy this Autumn. Simply print pdf file, print coloring sheets with pumpkins, scarecrows, bales of hay, etc. and colour! fall playdough mats fall do a dot printables

Fall Printables

Fall Color Words Emergent Reader Looking for a fun fall activity that is no-prep because it uses free printable fall worksheets? This super cute Fall I Spy is a great way to have fun, work on visual discrimination, and work on counting too. This I spy fall printable is great for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and even first grade and 2nd grdaers. Simply print free fall printables and you are ready to play and learn! Super cute alphabet activity for preschoolers and kindegartnerrs - candy corn phonics puzzles Get outdoors, getting exercise, sunlight, and exploring nature with these FUN, free printable Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables. Students will learn to become observant of the world around them as they enjoy these fall scavenger hunts for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students.

Fall Activities for Kindergarten

skip counting fall worksheets Free Sticker Addition Math Worksheets If you are looking for a fun, hands-on fall math activity, you are going to love this Candy Corn Math! These free printable Candy Corn Multiplication and candy corn division puzzles make it fun for 3rd and 4th grade students to sneak in some fun math practice during October and November! We love educational activities and free math games to make learning fun! Free Fall Color by Number Worksheets

Fall Math

pumpkin alphabet phonics game parts-of-a-pumpkin-craft-and-free-pumpkin-printables Make practicing reading fun with these super cute, free printable pumpkin Word Family Sliders! Learning to read rhyming words is the first step towards learning to read. This pumpkin printable is perfect for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students to make learning fun. Each word family printable has not only the word, but a picture clue too! FREE Pumpkin Math Activity - fun addition math practice for prek, kindergarten, and first graders during October for a pumpkin themed educational activity #pumpkin #addition #kindergarten

Pumpkin Activities for Kids

Amaze your kids with this colorful apple science project! This apple experiment is quick, easy, and the perfect apple activity for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. All you need are a 2 simple materials for this apple science experiment that is sure to delight and teach yougn children. Use this apple activities for your upcoming apple theme preschool or as an engaging activities for September. Beginning Sounds Apple Book red apple slime  Really pretty, fun-to-make, EASY apple crafts for kids. Try this fall craft for preschoolers and kindergarten in September.

Apple Activities for Kids

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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