I wanted to do a kid-friendly leaves project with Cope and I kept wondering what craft can I make with leaves for Halloween? These days it’s getting a little more challenging to keep Cope busy and hold his attention. I have to get creative and commit to projects with small steps that add up to a fun and creative craft. This weekend we did a little foraging for leaves around the farm and after we collected a bunch, we painted the fall leaves into Halloween ghosts and bats. Here is an easy fall leaves craft, if you are looking for a cute fall craft for your kids to enjoy.
I love this craft because it’s so easy and fun for everyone. Every time you create a new face it’s so fun to see how cute they turn out and laugh at how they look so different. It really is simple. You’ll need: leaves, white paint, black paint, and paint brushes.
For the ghosts, paint the entire leaf white and with the black paint create three simple circles.
For the bats, paint the entire leaf black. Then, with the white paint, create four white triangles for the mouth and eyes. With the black paint, dot two small eyeballs inside the triangles on top.
It is so fun to play around with placement on different leaves to make them all individualistic.
You can hang the leaves in a garland on a string, frame them, or even use glue dots to hang them in a collage somewhere in your home. This fall leaves project is a great way to create fun memories together and countdown to Halloween.