On this page, you will find 20 cozy fall leaf coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Nothing to me symbolizes the turning of the seasons, like the changing of autumn leaves. It ushers in some of my favorite days of the year, such as Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!
For this series of printables, I illustrated many different types and styles of fall leaves, including the classic maple leaf, oak leaves, beech leaves, simple outlines of leaves, autumn leaves falling from a tree, and many more, which you can see below.
While these pages make for a fun and free craft activity, they also double as a great learning tool to teach children about the different seasons of the year, the life cycle of trees, and also color association.
To use any of these sheets, simply click on any images or link to open the PDF to then download or print.
All of the below pages are on US letter-sized paper, but they also scale perfectly onto A4 paper too! Happy coloring!
10 Craft Ideas to do With Autumn Leaf Coloring Pages
All kids love to play in fall leaves, but they also have a great time coloring them.
Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!
1. Make a Beautiful Paper Wreath
Who says wreaths have to be big and bushy? An attractive autumn wreath of leaves can be made from your child’s coloring projects.
Start this craft by cutting a simple doughnut shape out of a large poster board.
When your youngster has colored leaves to his or her heart’s content, they can be glued to the circle in any pattern desired.
Fun embellishments can be added, such as pom poms that look like berries, white glitter to look like frost or even real twigs!
2. Create a Leaf Candy Dish
If your child wants to make a cute accessory for your coffee table, get him or her a simple leaf-shaped candy dish that you can find in any discount store.
Once the leaf is colored and cut from the page, it can be attached to the top of the candy dish with invisible glue. It’s okay if it gets crinkly because real leaves are wrinkled too!
One or two coats of acrylic spray, and you have an adorable candy dish for your home.
3. Make a Big Leaf Fan
It can still be hot in autumn, so if your child has colored a giant leaf and is not sure where to put it, have him or her turn it into a hand fan.
Take a piece of thin corkboard, and carve it out in the shape of a circle or a square with rounded edges.
Attach a large craft stick to the back for a handle, and cut the leaf from the coloring page, using rubber cement to glue it to the corkboard for a cute, practical fan.
4. Design a Welcome Sign
It’s easy to make a welcome sign with leaves, and it will look nice on any front door.
Have your child color and cut out various leaves in different shades and glue them to a rectangular piece of cardboard around the border.
With craft paint, have your child stencil the word “Welcome” in the middle, and hang it on your front door as an autumn “Welcome” sign.
5. Make a Leaf Lantern
With four colored leaves that have been cut out of their pages and a craft lantern, your child can design a beautiful fall themed ornament that really works.
Glue one of the leaves to each of the four sides of the plastic lantern, and spray each one with one thin coat of acrylic spray.
Place a tea light inside the lantern, so you don’t have to use a real flame, and hang the pretty lantern from a porch roof, doorframe, or anywhere you choose.
6. Crown of Leaves
All children will enjoy this fun craft, making it a great classroom activity. Have the youngsters color and cut out a variety of leaves.
Next, give the children ordinary paper balls, and have them cut out the center, leaving just a rim.
On the top of the rim, glue the various leaves in a simple circular pattern, and when the glue is dry, the children can sport a crown of leaves for fall.
7. Leaf Coasters
You can make fun Autumn coasters using leaves, corkboard, cardboard, or even old coasters themselves.
Have the youngsters color a leaf for each coaster they want to make, and using craft glue, attach them to the surface of whatever base they use for the coaster.
Sealing the artwork with acrylic spray is essential, and several coats should be applied.
As long as the coasters are not subjected to excessive heat, they’ll last for quite a while!
8. Design a Pressed Leaf Bookmark
For this craft, have the youngsters color a large and a small leaf. They should be mounted to cardboard, cut out, and laminated with glassine.
Punch a hole at the top of both leaves and connected by colorful ribbon or a length of craft chain.
The large leaf can put inside the book, at the page where the child left off, and the string and the smaller leaf can dangle outside for a pretty and original bookmark.
9. Giant Tree Classroom Craft
For this amazing classroom craft, have the children draw a huge tree trunk with lots of limbs on a long sheaf of craft paper.
Next, each child should color and cut out a leaf–or more–and attach it to a branch to see the tree slowly come to life.
For extra fun, the youngsters can “sign” their leaves in the middle with their initials or use finger paint to add a thumbprint.
10. Make a Giant Leaf Clock
For this craft, have the youngsters draw a clock freehand in the middle of a large poster board. It can be decorated any way they want.
Then, have them work together or singly until they have 12 colored leaves, on which the numbers one through 12 can be written.
These can be attached around the circumference of the clock, and craft sticks can be used for the “hands.”
Alternatively, paper hands can be used and attached with a paper fastener so that they actually move!