Stained Glass Fall Leaves – This easy and stunning craft is a perfect Fall craft for the kids.
Fall is in the air…well, not quite yet – but here’s to wishful thinking! Fall is my favorite time of year with the beautiful multi-colored leaves and the fresh, crisp air. Today’s craft is all about celebrating the beauty of this marvelous and colorful season. I love this craft because children of all ages can help construct their own leaves. A few small helping hands can turn this project into a memory-making event.
Tissue Paper (fall colors)
popsicle stick for spreading glue (or your favorite tool)
Fall Leaves Template #1 (or draw your own)
Fall Leaves Template #2
Paper (green, red, yellow, or orange)
Have your children help you tear the tissue paper into small pieces – the smaller the better. This is loads of fun for the little ones and frees you to print out the template and cut out the leaves.
Tear off a piece of waxed paper that is double the width of your leaf template (so roughly 18″ long).
Apply glue to a small area of the waxed paper and then layer the tissue paper pieces on top, one at a time. It’s okay if they overlap a little – the goal is to cover all the glue.
Continue working until half of the waxed paper is covered in tissue paper.
Now spread a thin layer of glue on the remaining half of the waxed paper on the opposite side.
Fold the waxed paper over and lightly smooth the surface making sure that the glue is fully in contact with the tissue paper. Let dry.
There are a couple of ways to enjoy the Stained Glass Fall Leaves. You can simply tape the dried stained glass behind the cut-out template and hang it on a window…
..you can individually cut out the leaf shapes, gluing the border of the leaf to the top of the stained glass. Stick them to a window using tape, or hang them from a suction cup. Make sure the window gets some sunlight so you can enjoy the stained glass effect.
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I love these stained glass leaves! Thanks so much for sharing your idea. I’m including them in my Kids Thanksgiving Paper Craft Round-up!
Sara Ella says
I love this! Featured it on my Blog today @ http://saraella.com/2013/10/fall-projects-for-kids-make-fall-book.html. Come on over and link up 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Thank you so much for the feature!
Jessi @ Practically Functional says
How cool, I love it! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
Just letting you know that I linked to this post in a unit study I wrote about autumn leaves: http://www.zujava.com/leaf-study
These are cute for a fall project. Thanks for sharing!
Bingo Buttercup Crafts says
What a lovely blog you have my dear! I found you via Love Bakes Good Cakes’ Fall Linky Party. I can’t wait to come back and see more of your goodies! Following! 🙂
This looks like such a fun craft to do! I’m stopping by from the Lil luna linky party, can’t wait to come back and see more! Thanks for sharing.
Mama Jodi says
Very cute. What a great fall craft.
Christina at I Gotta Create! says
These are just so sweet. Perfect kid-friendly craft.
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Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva says
I am so keeping this link for next fall when my two will be old enough to ‘help’ with this type of craft project.
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva
So cute, thanks for sharing!
These turned out so cute! I know my kids would really enjoy making them! Thanks for sharing!
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Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
These are awesome. Thanks for sharing your template, also. Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.
Nicole@Thrifty Decorating says
Thanks so much for linking! I posted your link on my FB page tonight! 🙂
Found you through Lines Across My Face link party – love your blog and these leaves are super cute!