Fall Leaf Crayon Craft

This fall leaf crayon craft will look beautiful as it becomes a sun catcher in the windows this autumn. After all, we need to catch as much sun as possible as the weather turns darker, right? This colorful fall project is a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Looking for more leaf crafts? Check out my other 50 leaf ideas or these beautiful leaf prints.

Toward the beginning of my blog, I made some fun sun catchers. I thought it would be fun to adapt this craft to make some beautiful fall leaves for the window.

I have a box of pretty battered crayons. I grabbed out a bunch of colors that represented fall leaves to me: brown, orange, red, greens, and yellow. Then, I laid down some wax paper. The wax paper needs to be twice as big as the size you want your leaf. 

Then, I had my kids pick their colors and begin sharpening the crayons, letting the shaving fall randomly on the wax paper. 

I then folded the wax paper in half on top of itself. I grabbed some paper to shield the ironing board and the iron. Next, I pressed (not ironed) the paper (with the wax/crayon sandwich inside). Let it cool and cut out your leaf shape. I just drew my leaves free hand and cut them out. If you would like to make a leaf stencil to be able to trace, here is a printable my wonderful husband made.  

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  1. How fun. I will pin this to try next year when my guys a just a bit older. Love it! I’d love for you to share this on my Fall Bucket List link-up…what a great fall craft idea. It’s open for the rest of the week here: http://www.fullhands-fullhearts.com/2012/08/2012-fall-bucket-list-idea-share_30.html


  2. What an awesome craft! I love it!

  3. These look great! I’m going to pin this to do with my daughter.

    Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com

  4. I think my 8 yr DD and 2 1/2 yr DS would love doing this! I may try coffee filters on a candle warmer for a different effect as well.

  5. Love this craft…I will be sharing this idea with my preschool..thank you.

  6. This looks like fun to do, and the leaves would look so pretty in the window!

  7. So cute! I am looking for fun leaf activities to do with my preschool kids. I love fall colors!

  8. We did some melted crayon leaves and apples, but we used a griddle! http://lifewithmoorebabies.blogspot.com/2012/09/melted-crayon-leaves-and-apples.html So many cute variations!

    • My mom used to let me color on the griddle also. It was one of my favorite activities. You made me go buy a griddle at Goodwill yesterday. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. This is really creative. Awesome and perfect for the kids! The details of this leaves is really fantastic. Interested in coloring activity? Check out this Chasing Magic Spring Colouring Page
    EarlyLearning.Momtrusted.com: Chasing Magic Spring Colouring Page


  1. [...] to check at Goodwill. Ashely from a Life with Moore Babies inspired me when she commented on my Fall Leaf Crayon Craft. The concept is simple. Turn on a griddle to the lowest setting. I bought this one at Goodwill for [...]

  2. […] You will have wanted to prep little pieces of tissue paper. Another option is to do crayon shavings inside of wax paper like we did in our fall leaves tutorial. […]

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