Fall Leaf Wreath

  • Art & Art History
  • Science & STEM
  • Young Adult
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3

Use the included template to make a beautiful wreath from paper leaves on a paper plate base.


  • EZ Grip Paint Brushes, 5 pack
  • Natural Fuzzy Sticks
  • Washable Paint Jars
  • Leaf template (provided on our website)
  • Construction paper - yellow, brown, orange, red
  • Paper Plates
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
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Step 1. Gather your supplies.

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Fall Wreath Craft for Kids


Step 2.


First, you will need to cut out some leaf shapes. You can draw these shapes on your own or use the template we have included. *Underneath the picture for this project, find the “template” button and click to download the leaf template. Print it out then cut out the leaves next trace this template onto colorful construction paper and cut out the leaves.

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Step 3.


You should have 12 leaves in different fall colors, such as brown, red, yellow and orange.

Kids Fall Wreath Craft


Step 4.


Using your foam brush, gently apply gold, red and orange Acrylic Paint to your leaves. Tip: leave some of the texture created by the sponge for a fun effect! You can also overlap paint colors.

Fall Leaf Kids Craft


Step 5.


Use Glitter Glue to draw veins, just like you would find on a real leaf!

Leaf Wreath Kids Craft


Step 6.


While your paint is drying, cut the middle out of your paper plate. Tip: to cut in the middle of the plate, lightly folder the plate in half and cut out a half circle.

Fall Leaf Kids Craft


Step 7.


Glue your leaves around the plate, overlapping the leaves as you move around.


Step 8.


Take a Fuzzy Stick and wrap around the top of the plate to create a hanger. You have now created a beautiful Fall Wreath to hang in the fall season or as a Thanksgiving Welcome!


We’re so grateful for the colors of autumn leaves this season, aren’t you? Have your class show their appreciation for fall foliage by creating thankfulness wreaths!

  • Falling For Gratitude: This craft is perfect for a lesson in gratitude! After your students cut and color their leaves, ask them to list things they’re thankful for on each one. Then, when they connect the leaves, they’ll create a wreath of gratitude for the season!
  • Changing Colors: Your students are coloring their paper leaves in a variety of reds, yellows, and oranges — just like the ones outside! But why do leaves change color in the fall? As a class, watch this video that explains the importance of all the seasons and get an inside look into how the leaves change color each year!   

Attach a fuzzy stick hanger to a wall, doorframe, or whiteboard to surround your class with love and gratitude! Go around and ask your students to share their favorite Thanksgiving family traditions or their favorite dish on the dinner table!