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:
How to make your Tissue Paper Fall Leaf Craft:
- Brown or black construction paper
- Clear contact paper
- Tissue paper in a fall colors
- Printable leaf template
- 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.
- 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.
- Cut tissue paper into 1 inch squares. Make sure to use a few different colors.
- Stick the tissue paper onto the leaf making sure to overlap the pieces.
- When the inside of the leaf is covered with tissue paper, trim off the excess contact paper/tissue paper.
- Hang up on a sunny window.