Fun Fall Craft for Kids

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

Posted October 15, 2010

by MichelleH


11 Responses

  1. Lindsey says:

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

  2. Michelle says:

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

  3. Jessi says:

    This looks very fun.

  4. MichelleH says:

    Thanks Jessi! Our Kolcraft kids loved it. :)

  5. Christy says:

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

  6. Teresa says:

    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 says:

    You are welcome Christy!

  8. Marysa says:

    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 says:

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

  10. Susan says:

    Can you use parchment paper instead of wax paper?

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