Cheery autumn leaf faces

January 23, 2018

This simple idea using lovely autumnal leaves can be the starting point for many different variations, such as leafy lions manes.

card face with smile autumn leaves stuck around circumference
Author: Muddy Faces

Age Range: 0-2

Duration: less than an hour

Location: anywhere

Time Of Day: any time

Season: autumn

Tags: autumn, decoration, face, leaf, leaves, natural materials

Category: art & creating


Collect lots of colourful autumn leaves and some sticks.  Children love to collect them in baskets or boxes.
For best results try pressing the leaves until they are dry – this prevents them from curling up once they dry out.

Leaves in a Basket

Step 1

Cut out two circles of card about the size of a saucer… but you could go bigger if you’re feeling adventurous!

Step 2

Add a circle of glue to the outside edge of one cardboard circle and stick your leaves onto the glue.

card circle with leaves glued around the edges

Step 3

Add glue to one side of the second cardboard circle and stick it on top of the circle with the leaves attached.

You could add your stick at this point and tape it between the two circles but our glue was still wet!

Cheery Autumn Leaf Faces Step 3

Step 4

Turn it over and draw a happy face (we couldn’t resist sticking on some neon card eyes too!) on the front of the cardboard circle.

Step 5

Stick your stick or lollipop stick on the back of the circle (if you didn’t sandwich it between your circles earlier).

Cheery Autumnal Leaf Faces