Fun Fall Craft for Kids

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Finished Leaf Stained Glass Window

Mother Nature provides some of the most incredible beauty, so why not decorate your home in Autumn fashion with a fun craft for your kids? This leaf stained glass window is fun, easy-to-do and a great Fall decoration!

What you need:

  1. Leaves (you can go on a leaf hunt outside to find the prettiest leaves)
  2. Heavy book to press leaves
  3. Crayons
  4. Wax paper
  5. Construction Paper
  6. Scissors (to be used by adult only)
  7. Iron (to be used by adult only)
  8. Thin cloth


  1. Pick your leaves the day before you will do your craft. Carefully put them in-between wax paper in a heavy book so they will be pressed.
  2. Cut two pieces of wax paper. Place one piece of wax paper waxy side facing up.
  3. Arrange leaves on wax paper but keep them about 1/2 inch from edge of wax paper.
  4. Take shavings from crayons & spread them around the leaves (you can use the sharpener on the crayon box or use a small pencil sharpener to create shavings).
  5. Put the other piece of wax paper on top of your leaf window with the waxy side facing down on the leaves.
  6. Put a thin cloth over the wax paper & iron over it with an iron set on a medium setting. You want to make sure you don’t iron over it too quickly, but give the crayon shavings a chance to melt & blend.
  7. Finish off with a border made from construction paper & trim the excess wax paper from the edges.
  8. Hang in your window & enjoy!

Leaf stained glass window after adding crayon shavings

After adding 2nd wax paper before ironing

10 Responses to “Fun Fall Craft for Kids”

  1. Lindsey October 15, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    I’ve done this craft before, I loved it as a kid.

  2. Michelle October 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    It is a fun activity for kids & they make great Fall decorations. 🙂

  3. Jessi October 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    This looks very fun.

  4. MichelleH October 18, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    Thanks Jessi! Our Kolcraft kids loved it. 🙂

  5. Christy October 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    This would be a fun activity for my 3 year old son. Thanks for the idea.

  6. Teresa October 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    I have done this before with my grandkids except for ironing! Thanks for the idea, I am sure they will love to try this also!

  7. MichelleH October 19, 2010 at 7:52 am #

    You are welcome Christy!

  8. Marysa November 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    This looks like a fun craft! I think I remember doing something like this when I was a kid, it would be great to do with my preschooler 🙂

  9. MichelleH November 29, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    We had fun doing it Marysa! Hope you do as well.
    Thanks for being a Kolcraft fan!

  10. Susan October 29, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Can you use parchment paper instead of wax paper?