Printable Leaf Templates + fun leaf craft ideas!

Bring some natural elements to your craft activities and get inspired by fall leaves with these adorable Leaf Templates that you can use for tons of different leaf crafts and activities! Scroll through our list of craft ideas that can be made using these printable leaf template outlines and check out the most adorable leaf bunting craft! 

Leaf template craft

We are huge fans of colouring and craft activities at home. My little ones love colouring with different pencils and explore all sorts of fun and quirky techniques, so it's no wonder they loved these leaves!

Today we're giving you the whole leaf template collection for you to download (completely free!) so you can print them out and use them to make the leaf bunting craft described below or to make some of our other adorable leaf crafts. 

Scroll down for directions for using the leaf template to make this cute leaf bunting craft! 

leaf template bunting craft


Leaf Templates

Included in the leaf template pack that you can download at the bottom of the page are 4 different simple leaf templates. We have a version with all 4 leaves on one page, a version with all 4 leaves on one page with patterns added to the leaves and large versions of each of the 4 leaf designs that will fill your entire page. 

Simple Leaf Templates

simple leaf template

Leaf Patterns

leaf patterns

Large Leaf Templates

large leaf template

leaf outline template

Leaf Template Craft Ideas

There are lots of crafts that you can make using these printable leaf templates. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Keep it simple - colour the leaf templates with your favourite colours.
  • Make leaf bunting (directions below)
  • Make a leaf wreath. Print the smaller leaf template out onto coloured paper. Cut and then stick the paper leaves around the edge of a paper plate to make a leaf wreath. 
  • Use paint! Paint the leaves using watercolours, you could try out this cool pointillism technique
  • No mess painting. Put the leaf printable into a ziplock bag, add paint and seal. Invite little ones to squeeze the paint around the bag to fill the leaf template. Take out to dry and cut around the leaf shape. 
  • Marble painting. Place the leaf template in a tray. Squirt paint on top of the template and then add a few marbles. Roll the marbles around the tray to make painty tracks. We did similar with our acorn art

Scroll down to grab a FREE copy of these printable leaf templates & for more leaf craft ideas. 

leaf templates

Now, once you've grabbed the leaf template, it's time to get creative. Make up your own creative leaf craft, use one of the leaf craft ideas above or follow our directions to make a colourful leaf bunting craft!

Leaf Bunting Craft (using leaf template)

Leaf Craft Supplies:

  • Printable leaf template. 
  • Coloured pencils, markers and crayons.
  • Black marker.
  • Scissors
  • String

Leaf Craft Instructions:

STEP 1: Download & Print Leaf Template.

The first thing to do is decide which of our leaf templates you would like to use. The small leaves work well for bunting, but you can choose between a blank leaf template or one that comes with the pre-designed zentangle patterns; it's up to you!

printable leaf outline

STEP 2: Add patterns to leaf template!

If you have printed the blank leaf template invite your little ones to work on this craft by letting them draw their own zentangle design.  Get creative with your patterns!

leaf outline

STEP 3: Colour Leaf template.

Now it is time to add colour to the zentangle patterns on your leaves. Spread out a selection of coloured pencils, crayons or markers around and encourage your children to use their favourite colour combos! Watercolour paint would work well too.

leaf patterns

printable leaf patterns

STEP 4: Cut out leaf template.

Once the colouring process is done and the kids are happy with their designs, it's time for you to cut out each leaf. 

leaf template craft

printable leaf template to colour

STEP 4: Add string

Then, you simply need attach the leaves to a piece of string using tape and you're bunting is complete! Add as many leaves as you like. This would be fun to do as a whole class project or as part of a larger group so that each person would only need to design a couple of leaves. 

leaf template craft

Sooo cute! We hung our fall-themed leaf bunting on the front porch, and it looks adorable. My little ones are so happy to see their designs on display!

leaf bunting craft using leaf templates


To download these Leaf Printable Template for free click on the link below and use the discount code:Leaves. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

We hope you enjoy making tons of different leaf crafts with this super handy printable leaf template collection. Have fun!

Leaf template. Printable leaf templates for leaf crafts. Leaf outlines, simple leaf templates for kids.

More leaf crafts for kids

This colourful pointillism leaf art can be made using the leaf template. It is so relaxing to create and I think you will agree it looks pretty awesome when complete!

leaf template craft idea

If you want to make something a little more 3D grab a ball of clay and make this super cute clay leaf bowl!

leaf craft

Another cute leaf craft is this leaf suncatcher craft. This time you will need real leaves to complete this craft. 

real leaf craft

Moving away from crafts, but still leaf themed is this cute leaf counting printable that is perfect for preschoolers. 

leaf printable

If that isn't enough leaf craft ideas for you check out our huge list of over 25 leaf crafts for kids

leaf crafts

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