Easy Fall Craft for toddlers

Easy Fall Leaf Craft for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Enjoy leaf crafts for preschoolers with our straightforward guide! Designed to make your autumn days delightfully crafty and colorful!

This mess-free activity not only enhances your toddler’s motor skills but also creates charming fall memories.

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Materials Needed

  • Clear Contact Paper
  • Fall colored leaves from the dollar store (I paid $1.25 for these) or use real leaves
  • Masking Tape


  1. Cut out a piece of contact paper.  I used a 2ft by 2ft square
  2. Tape the contact paper onto a window or wall – leave the backing paper on except for on the corners facing you. (sticky side will be out).  
  3. Peel off backing paper
  4. Tape the horizontal and vertical parts of the contact paper to the window.

Tip:   I like the window because the light behind it shines through.  I used masking tape to avoid a sticky mess left on the window.  

  1.  Let your toddler or pre-schooler put leaves up on the contact paper to create a beautiful collage.  Help them press down the whole leaf if they are younger toddlers.


So easy.  If you want to keep it on display, you can put another sheet of contact paper on top to seal in the leaves.

I used the dollar store leaves rather than the real thing because my daughter wouldn’t be gentle enough to keep the real leaves intact.

If you have a pre-schooler, I would suggest getting outside and gathering real leaves first. Make it a longer project!

If you have a fall birthday, this makes a great first birthday party theme or party activity.

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