If you have a harvest party coming up, I think you will love making these Harvest Leaf Masks for Kids. There are a variety of ways you could use this free printable in your classroom or home. For more ideas involving leaves, check out my leaf prints and salt dough leaf bowls. I also have lots of harvest party ideas here and here.
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These leaf masks were actually designed by another classroom mom who gave me permission to share them. She showed up at the harvest party with the adorable masks, and I knew that my readers would enjoy having access to them through a free printable.
What you choose to do with them is up to you. The most simple thing is to print them out onto orange card stock paper. Then, you, the kids, or other classroom volunteers can cut out the leaf masks.
Other options include using craft paint, water color painting, coloring with crayons or doing a stained glass effect with pieces of brown, orange, red and yellow ripped or cut tissue paper. I would definitely encourage the kids to choose harvest colors when working with materials.
Materials Needed to Make Harvest Leaf Masks for Kids
- White or Orange Stock Paper
- Black Bakers Twine
- Free Harvest Leaf Masks for Kids Printable
- Option 1: Watercolors & Watercolor Paint Brushes
- Option 2: Crayons
- Option 3: Craft Paints
- Option 4: Tissue Paper & Glue
How to Make Harvest Leaf Masks for Kids
- Print out the free Harvest Leaf Masks for Kids printable.
- Cut out the printable. You may want to get back-up for this if you are working with small kids. Parent volunteers are great. Upper elementary kids could probably cut these out on their own but still might need help with the eyes. If I were a teacher considering this, I would recommend sending groups of 5-10 home with helpful parents so they can cut them at home and then return them to school for craft completion.
- What happens next can be varied as mentioned above. Crayons, paints and tissue paper are all fun ways to cover a plain white leaf. You can also print these out on orange paper for a simple solution. If you are choosing to paint with watercolors, showing the kids some leaf painting inspiration like this might be helpful.
- Once dry, poke a hole toward between the peak of the outside of the eye and the edge.
- Tie a black string onto the leaf.
- Tie each of these masks on to the children for a beautiful display of harvest celebration.
I hope this helps as you plan your own harvest celebrations. Whether a classroom bash, party in your home or just a craft to do with your own kids, I think these masks are adorable.