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Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft

One of the most beautiful aspects of the fall season are all the different colored leaves. Put those leaves on display with our Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft! This is a really pretty craft using the colors of nature, in the center of an outline that we made to resemble pumpkins and apples. 

Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft

We have a Free Printable Suncatcher Outline for the main apple or pumpkin shape. You could always just make the outline with black cardstock instead and really let the leaves shine for that kind of look, too. There’s so many possibilities! So fun, and a great way to get the kids outside appreciating all the wonders of the season.

Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft

Nature Leaf Fall Suncatcher Craft

To make our nature suncatchers you will need our free printable suncatcher outline.

Fall Leaf Suncatchers

You will also need cardstock in orange, yellow, green, or red, clothespins, brown acrylic paint, clear packing tape, scissors, and of course, lots of vibrant fall leaves! We made our suncatchers a little early in the season so they were kind of crunchy, but even the crunchy leaves worked well.

Nature Suncatcher Craft Supplies Needed

  • Suncatcher Outline
  • Cardstock – orange, yellow, red, green
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Clothespins
  • Clear packing tape
  • Scissors
  • Fall leaves

Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft Step by Step Directions

Start by painting wooden clothespins brown. 

Paint clothespins brown.

Let the paint dry.

Cut out suncatcher outline.

Then, print the suncatcher outline on the color cardstock of your choice. Cut out the suncatcher outline, including the inner circle. An adult may need to help with this.

Place strips of packing tape across outline.

Now, apply 3 strips of wide packing tape across the open part of the suncatcher outline.

Stick leaves onto tape.

Gather all your fall leaves. Even if they’re slightly crunchy, they’ll still work. And start sticking the leaves to the tape.

Place 3 more strips of tape, sandwiching leaves.

Continue until you’ve added enough fall leaves, then add 3 more strips of packing tape, sandwiching in the leaves.

Trim off all excess tape.

Trim off all the excess tape from around the edges.

Cut green leaf shape.

Next, cut out a simple leaf shape from green cardstock.

Clasp leaf onto suncatcher with clothespin.

Clasp the leaf onto the fall suncatcher with a clothespin to complete this darling fall nature suncatcher craft.

Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft

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More Fall Leaf Crafts for Kids

Need some more fall leaf crafts for kids? Check out our Simple Fall Leaf Owl Craft, Paper Plate Leaf Turkey Craft, Fall Leaf Butterfly Craft, and our Fall Leaf Triceratops Craft to name just a few of our many fall crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft

Fall Leaf Suncatcher Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Our fall leaf suncatchers are a fun way to get kids outside appreciating the beauty of the season

Materials

  • Suncatcher Outline
  • Cardstock - orange, yellow, red, green
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Clothespins
  • Clear packing tape
  • Scissors
  • Fall leaves

Instructions

  1. Start by painting wooden clothespins brown. Let the paint dry.
  2. Then, print the suncatcher outline on the color cardstock of your choice.
  3. Cut out the suncatcher outline, including the inner circle. An adult may need to help with this.
  4. Now, apply 3 strips of wide packing tape across the open part of the suncatcher outline.
  5. Gather all your fall leaves. Even if they’re slightly crunchy, they’ll still work. And start sticking the leaves to the tape.
  6. Continue until you’ve added enough fall leaves, then add 3 more strips of packing tape, sandwiching in the leaves.
  7. Trim off all the excess tape from around the edges.
  8. Next, cut out a simple leaf shape from green cardstock.
  9. Clasp the leaf onto the fall suncatcher with a clothespin to complete this darling fall nature suncatcher craft.

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