Easy Autumn/Halloween Themed Craft for Young Children

It’s starting to look a bit Autumnal now and we’ve had a great time collecting leaves that have fallen from the trees for our craft activity.

We wanted to get organised and think of some Halloween ideas for next month, so here’s our ‘Leaf Pumpkin Sun-catcher’ craft.

If you’re little ones not into Halloween but loves collecting leaves, we’ve done an alternatives at the bottom of the post.

How to make the ‘ Leaf Pumpkin Sun Catcher’

What did we use?

  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Cling film/old plastic bag
  • Bostik Blue Stick
  • Bostik PVA Glue
  • Fallen leaves

How did we make it?

  • Cut out the shape of a carved pumpkin face in the paper plate.

  • Turn it over and stick down (we used the bostik PVA) either the cling film (or even better, recycle an old plastic bag) onto the reverse.

  • Kids can then have great fun covering the face with glue and sticking on each of the leaves.

  • To make it look even more interesting when it’s hung up on the window we also stuck down leaves/petals on the reverse on the clingfilm on the eye holes and mouth hole of the pumpkin face. Choose yellow ones to try and make it look like it’s glowing in the sun!

An alternative, less scary idea includes just cutting a large circle out of the paper plate, sticking on the clingfilm and letting the children glue leaves to it to make a leaf sun catcher!

*Please note we were sent samples of some bostik products.

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