This fall leaf craft is a fantastic preschool craft that turns tissue paper into a beautiful suncatcher! Using contact paper instead of glue makes this a great fall craft even for young toddlers to do (we made a similar craft with our daughter when she was only 18 months old!). Our tissue paper fall leaf craft is a great way to use fall colors and makes a fantastic homemade fall decoration!

What you'll need:

  • Brown or black construction paper
  • Clear contact paper
  • Tissue paper in a fall colors
  • Printable leaf template
  • Scissors
How to make your Tissue Paper Fall Leaf Craft:
  1. Print out our leaf template. Cut the leaf out, then cut the middle of the leaf out and discard it. You will be left with a thin outline of a leaf. Trace this leaf 'outline' template onto black construction paper and cut out. You are basically cutting out a frame for your craft.
  2. Cut a square of contact paper that is slightly bigger than the leaf. Peel the backing paper off of the contact paper and stick your leaf outline onto it.
  3. Cut tissue paper into 1 inch squares. Make sure to use a few different colors.
  4. Stick the tissue paper onto the leaf making sure to overlap the pieces.
  5. When the inside of the leaf is covered with tissue paper, trim off the excess contact paper/tissue paper.
  6. Hang up on a sunny window.
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