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Paper Leaves Window Decoration

The colorful leaves on the trees during the fall season are such a sight to see. Sometimes the leaf is not just one color, but a melange of many colors because the leaf is going through the transition from summer to autumn. For this project paper with that look was selected to create that look.



Autumn Craft - Leaves Window Decoration

For one leaf you will need:

- dark brown cardstock
- thin paper with a combination of fall colors
- cereal box for creating templates
- pencil for tracing
- scissors
- glue

Recommended Ages: 7 and older

Time required: after the templates have been created, about 15 minutes depending on child’s tracing, cutting and gluing skills.

Craft Pattern:

Fall Leaf Template

Leaf Template





How to Make Patterns and Permanent Templates

How to Make Patterns and Permanent Templates

Print out the pattern so that the height of the leaf measures 22 centimeters in height (about 8.6 inches).

Illustrated Craft Tutorial:

Leaves Window Decoration - Leaf Template

This is how the template will look like. Now it is a sturdy template to trace around. This is especially helpful when the kids want to make several leaves.

Instructions for one leaf:

1. Once you have created your permanent templates with the cereal box, trace the shapes onto brown cardstock. Then cut out the shapes.

Leaves Window Decoration - Tracing the Leaf
2. Place the thin paper over the shape and trace between the outer and inner line. Here an image using transparent paper shows you how it should be traced. It does not have to look perfect because the paper will be sandwiched between two leaf layers. It is only important that the paper covers the aperture in the middle of the leaf. Then cut out the traced shape.

Leaves Window Decoration - Gluing the Leaf
3. Glue the traced shape now onto one of the brown leaves. Then glue the second brown leaf to sandwich the thin paper between the leaves.

Leaves Window Decoration - Gluing the Leaf 2
4. Now the leaf will look good from both sides.





More Autumn Craft Themes:

Fall Paper Crafts

Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall Textile Crafts

Fall General Crafts

Fall Wood Crafts

Autumn Season Cards

Halloween Crafts

Thanksgiving Crafts

Leaf Crafts

Pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns

Fall Craft Patterns and Templates




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Autumn Craft - Leaves Window Decoration





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