Leaf Coloring Ideas For Kids with FREE Leaf Coloring Pages

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I absolutely love fall, and the leaves changing color. So when we went for our walk this week we decided to collect some different leaves, in order to create some fall leaves paintings. We also have included free printable leaf coloring pages if you live somewhere without fall leaves!!

Check out our free tree scavenger hunt too and have fun exploring nature.

We absolutely love creating free kids coloring pages, and we either use them as a supplement for a lesson we are studying or just to calm the mood! Coloring is a great way for them to refocus and relax.

Leaf Coloring Pages with leaf coloring ideas for kids

We tried to collect as many different leaves and colors as we could find from our walk.

Leaves for art project

Leaf Coloring Ideas

If you are lucky enough to find some leaves, check out our favorite leaf coloring ideas. If you live somewhere with no fallen leaves as we do now, carry on reading for our free leaf coloring pages.

Supplies needed for fall leaves painting:

  • Different shapes and color leaves
  • Colored paper
  • Paint
  • Sharpies
  • Colored Crayons
  • Glue
Autumnal Leaves for art project - fall leaves painting

First of all, we decided to draw around the outline of the leaves with a sharpie. Check out the tongue!! The absolute concentration here.

leaf craft activities with kids

I let Freddie decide on how to decorate them. Now Freddie has only recently started enjoying arts and crafts. In fact only since we have been homeschooling. Check out our recent post on our favorite homeschool art curriculum, it has certainly helped here.

With the green leaf, he decided to place the leaf at the back of the picture and gently rubbed it to get the detail of the leaf underneath.

The orange leaf he created with finger painting, and while wet he used a pencil to create the detail.

The others he wanted to color as brightly as possible!

leaf drawing and colouring in

The next thing we did was draw around Freddie’s hand and arm to create the tree shape.

We then used some glue to stick the smaller leaves to the branches.

With white glittery paint, he added fingerprints to the tree and branches. To be fair if we had brown finger paint we would have used that instead!! I think we will be adding more paint to his Christmas List!

Leaf tree with hand print - fall leaves painting

The next project was to create a pretty picture with the leaves.

Leaf design leaf activities

The last project was drawing around the leaf with a sharpie and draw the lines from the leaf onto the picture.

pink paper drawing round a leaf

Leaf Coloring Pages

We have since moved to South Florida so we do not have the luxury of collecting autumn leaves anymore! So we have created some free leaf coloring pages for you to enjoy!

For all of our coloring, we use these dual-tipped coloring pens they are of exceptional quality and reasonably priced.

fall leaf coloring page

There are 2 pages of leaves that say autumn, and 2 pages of leaves that say fall. So print out whichever you prefer. We have decided to color them in fall colors, however, why not get the kids to create a rainbow effect or their favorite colors.

leaf coloring pages

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

If you have enjoyed this free coloring page, check out some other popular free printables.

Last Updated on 5 October 2022 by homeschoolof1


  1. This is such a lvoely round up of ideas. I might have to try this with the boy. i also saw one on pinterest where you collect leaves, pop them on paper and paint around the edges.

  2. These are lovely, such fabulous ideas! I reckon I could do these with my 9 year old and my 3 year old! x

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