Leaf Prints

Use real leaves to make interesting leaf prints on paper.
Leaf Prints craft


  • Real leaves
  • Sketch paper or construction paper
  • Any water-based paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter (optional)


Step 1 Leaf Prints 1. Collect leaves of various shapes and sizes.
Step 2 Leaf Prints 2. Cover your work area with a mat or with newspapers. Prepare different colors of paint on your palette. Position a leaf with its under-side facing up and paint on its entire surface.
Step 3 Leaf Prints 3. Press the painted leaf onto sketch paper or construction paper.
Step 4 Leaf Prints 4. Remove the leaf to reveal a beautiful leaf print.
Step 5 Leaf Prints 5. Repeat the process using different colors and other leaf shapes.
Step 6 Leaf Prints 6. You may even try painting different colors on one leaf to create a rainbow-colored leaf print.

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