Grab the coloful fall leaves and let’s make a leaf face paper plate craft together!
There are so many fun ways to make this one, you won’t be able to stop making them.
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We love crafting and doing fun activities for kids with leaves, as they are after all, one of nature’s most frugal crafting materials. And oh so versatile!
This time, we’re combining leaves with yet another fun crafting supply for kids, the super frugal paper plate – and making all kinds of silly hairdos and faces. Paper plate activities for kids are the best!
There really are no rules to how you can make this one and there certainly are no rules as to which leaves to use – pick as many different kinds as possible to give your kids or students (this one is great to do in preschool or kindergarten) as much of an open ended project as possible. You can even make this into an “self portrait” art activity!
Make sure the leaves are dried before you start making this craft, even more so if you want to keep this crafting project as a display – as leaves that are not yet fully dry will wrinkle and curl over time, whereas dry ones will keep their shape.
We dry ours by placing them between sheets of newspaper and weighting them down with books. We also make it a point to pick leaves after a few sunny days, never directly after a rainy one.
How to Make Leaf Face Paper Plate Craft
What you need
- whole bunch of dry fall leaves
- paper plate
- skin color paints
- white paper
- red paper
- white school glue
Any other decorating materials more than welcome, we do think our little face would look absolutely amazing with a little bow in the hair. Ready for a fun fall crafting session? Let’s go!
Watch the Video Tutorial
Follow the Step by Step Tutorial
Paint the paper plate. We love using sponge brushes as they are quick and easy to paint with.
Once fully painted, let paint dry.
You can cut off the stipules off.
Apply a generous amount of glue on the edge of the upper half of the paper plate.
Start placing down the leaves.
Add glue to the leaves where you see fit.
Continue until you get a nice looking hairdo.
Press down with your hands (or some object) for the glue to set and dry a little.
Cut two circles out of white paper. Alternatively you can also paint or draw the eyes directly onto the paper plate.
Glue the eyes on the paper plate.
Or cut them from colored paper, newspaper… Or all kinds of other materials.
Make your leaf face paper plate craft as unique as possible!
This crafty project is great art activity for kids to made in the classroom as you can, if you offer them a nice variety of crafting materials, get them to really be creative with their work.
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