Fall Leaves Bookmark Craft for Kids

Create a Fall Leaves Bookmark Craft for Kids at home or in the classroom.

Is there anything better than the sound of leaves crunching under your feet in the fall?

My boys don’t think so! But they may change their minds as we get more into making crafts using those deliciously colored leaves in our crafts.

Today, Heather from Preschool Toolkit is teaching us how to make a fun and easy fall craft for kids while getting them outdoors! Collect leaves on a nature walk.

Be sure to check out our other fun family-friendly kid activities and crafts!

This post contains affiliate links.

Fall Leaves Bookmark Craft + Leaf Activities for Kids | Mommy Evolution


Fall Leaves Bookmark Craft for Kids

Your child can use their bookmarks in books they are reading at home or in the classroom.

Or the bookmarks can be given as Mother’s Day or birthday gifts! 

Supplies you will need:

  • Card stock
  • Leaves
  • Contact paper
  • Scissors
Leaf Bookmark Supplies

Book Mark Card Stock

To determine the size of the bookmark, simply divide a full sheet into equal parts and there will be no paper waste.


Leaf Bookmarks Completed

Step 1: Press leaves between two books overnight.

This will flatten the leaves, making them easier to work with when doing the activity.

Step 2: Cut out a rectangle from cardstock for the bookmark, approximately 2 1/2 in. x 9 in. (6 cm x 22 ½ cm).

Step 3: Place a variety of leaves onto the bookmark.

This is where children can be creative, choosing and sorting leaves to design the bookmark.

Kids can spread glue over the paper with a gluestick first to help the leaves stay in place while they create a design.

Step 4: Laminate. Children will need help with this.

Leave a narrow edge of contact paper around the bookmark to prevent it from separating from the paper.

Optional: make a hole at the top of the bookmark with a hole punch and add a tassel or ribbon.

And if you want to keep those leaves bright for longer, learn how to preserve leaves.

Additional small group activities:

In addition to make this adorable leaf bookmark, have your child play with the leaves! Here are some ideas to get you going:

Take-away game: Place several leaves on a table. Remove one leaf. Children guess which one is missing.

Sorting: Place a collection of leaves on a table. Have your child sort leaves by size or color.

Science: Examine the leaves for odor, texture and parts of a leaf. Observe how the leaves darken when pressed under a weight overnight.

Read: The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni

Mom Smarter! Not Harder

Get mommy insights, tips and tricks directly to your inbox.

    We won’t send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

    Find even more fall family fun, educational ideas and recipes!

    Find even more fun kid crafts with the following affiliate links:

    About Heather: Heather is enthusiastic for creating exciting hands-on experiences for early learners. She owned and operated a licensed preschool facility for over 16 years, teaching children 3 -5 years of age.

    She is currently engaged solely in the development of preschooltoolkit.com, providing resources for the early learning community. You can find more of her wonderful ideas there!

    One Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *