Crafty Kids | Leaf Puppets

by , posted on November 21st, 2013 in Arts & Crafts

leaf stick puppets by Carla Wiking

One of my favorite parts of fall is the fabulous foliage. This year I decided to come up with a creative way to play with the fallen leaves. This little craft is part nature hunt, part art project, part toy, and all kinds of fun! I hope you and your kids have as much fun as we did creating and playing with our leaf stick puppets.

Step one
Go on a nature hunt! Collect a handful of fall leaves and a little bundle of sticks.

leaves and sticks

Step two
Press your leaves in a heavy book for a day or two. Then glue them to card stock.

Step three
Get artsy! Draw faces on your leaves.


Step four
Cut them out.


Step five
Tape a stick to the back of each leaf.

tape stick

Step six
Play! Let your imagination run wild.

leaf puppets by Carla Wiking for Classic Play

leaf puppets by Carla Wiking for classic play

Happy Crafting!

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3 Responses to “Crafty Kids | Leaf Puppets”

  1. Se7en's Fabulous Friday Fun #198... - se7en Says:

    November 23rd, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    [...] How quick and easy and adorable are these leaf stick puppets on Classic Play. [...]

  2. Jeanine Says:

    September 18th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    These would even work adding Contact Paper over once you put stick in place :D TY

  3. Fall Craft Time - Dutch Dutch Goose Says:

    October 1st, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    [...] we made these adorable Leaf Puppets I saw on Classic Play. I used the flat leaves for these and that helped a lot. I used Mod Podge to [...]

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