Crafting with Katie: Fall Leaf Stamping

By Katie Osterhout
A hand holding a red leaf

Ah, fall is in the air! For us in the South, we still have a while to go before we can pull out those flannels and scarves, but we can surely enjoy some pumpkin spice lattes and creative pumpkin home décor! Part of what makes the holiday season so special is enjoying it as a family, and creating art is at the top of our list of things to do together. Try out this fall leaf stamping craft with your kids this season!


1. Freshly picked or fallen leaves (try to find whole leaves that are pretty fresh. If they are too old, they will be crunchy and won’t work)

2. Paper, cards, fabric (whatever you want to stamp leaves onto)

3. Paint (opt for a fall color palette)


1. Take a nature walk and collect several different shaped leaves.

2. Once at your art space, you want to apply paint to the back of the leaves where all the veins are located to make the best fall leaf stamp.

Play around with different color schemes that remind you of the season! This craft can be done many times using different colors, materials and leaves. Make some pieces using traditional fall oranges, browns, yellows and experiment with a unique leaf shape. Add some pinks and greens for a pop of color.

This fall leaf stamping craft make great holiday cards or pieces to put in a frame for the season.

We’d love to see your book activities! Share with us and tag @creative_household or post #creativehouseholdfl on Instagram to show off your fun!

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