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fall craft for kids autumn leaf suncatchers

Autumn Leaf Suncatchers

Make these easy autumn leaf suncatchers - a great way to practice scissor skills, as a way to discuss colour mixing or celebrating the change in seasons.
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Keyword: autumn, leaves, suncatchers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Activity Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Kate Williams


  • Scissors
  • Optional: needle and thread


  • Sticky back plastic (contact paper)
  • Cellophane
  • Coloured card
  • Washi tape or sellotape
  • Optional: leaf template


  • Cut the leaf shapes out from card or alternatively use our leaf templates
  • Stick some contact paper down using sellotape or washi tape to hold it in place
  • Cut out pieces of the coloured cellophane
  • Stick the cellophane onto the contact paper
    fall leaf suncatcher craft
  • Seal the leaves by sticking another piece of contact paper on top
  • Cut out the leaf suncatchers and attach to your window (using a needle and thread if you wish or sellotape / bluetack)


If you don't want to cut the leaves shape freehand try using our leaf template instead.
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