Leaf People and Creatures


Turn the leaves you collect into people, animals, objects, and fun designs.

You’ll need:

A variety of leaves that have been pressed, construction paper, glue, waxed paper, and heavy books
Optional: Wiggly eyes, yarn, colored pencils, watercolor and a paint brush

What to do:


  • Hunt for a variety of leaves.
  • Press the leaves between newspaper, waxed paper, or recycled grocery bags, and place heavy books on top of them overnight.
  • Use the leaves to create your person, animal, object or design in creative ways. Consider making a background with colored pencils or watercolor paint.
  • Once you like your design, glue it to construction paper and add extras like wiggly eyes and hair (yarn). 
  • Cover with waxed paper and put a few books on top to keep the leaves in place for an hour or so.
  • Hang it up or give it away!
Fall and Leaf activities on FranW.com:

Autumn/Fall                                         Fall Equinox

Fall Holidays and Events                      Fall Leaves

Leaf Prints & Leaf Stencils                      Leaf Hunting                                              
Leaf Identification Activities

Fall and Leaf activities on FranW.com

Fall Equinox                                      Fall Holidays and Events

Fall Leaves                                        
Leaf Hunting

Leaf Prints & Stencils                      Leaf People and Creatures

Colorful Leaf Rubbings                    Leaf Identification Activities 

Experiment: Chromatography of Leaves