Create adorable cookie cutter leaf people in this fun Fall craft! It’s a painting and fine motor craft that your toddler and preschooler will enjoy!
Making leaf people is a classic Fall craft for kids of all ages. Here is a twist on a Fall favorite creating these adorable leaf people using leaf cookie cutters!
Make sure you check out the Hands On As We Grow post to find out how to make the original leaf people.
Here’s what you’ll need to make cookie cutter leaf people!
Gather your supplies. Glue is missing from the above picture. Set out your washable kids paint into bowls for easy stamping.
Dip the leaf cookie cutters into the paint and then stamp them on the white paper.
Use different leaf shapes and colors to represent all the leaf shapes and colors of Fall.
Next, add googly eyes to make faces on the leaves. You can use glue to secure the googly eyes or you can use googly eyes that are self adhesive.
Next grab a black sharpie and create different smiles and faces on the leaf people.
Fine Motor Fall Fun
This is a great fine motor painting activity that is really fun for Fall and the perfect way to celebrate especially if you live in an area where the leaves don’t change!
Skill Development Opportunities
Cookie Cutter Leaf People Craft is great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.
This activity is ideal for 2 year old toddlers and up.
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- Leaf Cookie Cutters
- Googly Eyes
- Washable Kid’s Paint (yellow, red, orange)
- Black Sharpie
- Washable Glue
- Bowls for the paint