Kid's craft tutorial: Newspaper leaf wreath

Fall is the perfect time to take a nature walk with your family and collect colorful leaves. Preserve the memory of fall by making your own leaves out of newspaper and create a leaf wreath with your children.

The newspaper leaf wreath on my front door.


Glue Dots® Continuous Glue Lines
fall leaves (different colors and sizes)
acrylic paint (assorted fall colors)
paint brushes
12" cardboard cake circle

1. Paint newspaper sheets to match each leaf. Mix different shades of paint to avoid having one solid flat color. Set aside to dry.

Newspaper painted to match the colors of fall leaves.

2. Cut a 6" circle out of the center of the cake circle. Wrap the ribbon through the center of the cake circle and tie a bow to be able to hang the wreath.

A cake circle is great for making wreaths.

3. Make leaf templates by tracing each leaf onto cardboard, cut out and trace again onto the back of the newspapers. Cut out all of the leaves (21 red, 12 green, 10 yellow, 30 orange).

Cardboard boxes can be used to make templates.

4. Apply Glue Dots® Continuous Glue Lines around the edge of the cake circle to adhere the red leaves. Repeat for each colored set of leaves.

Glue Dots® Continous Glue Lines make crafting fast and easy.

The newspaper leaves will eventually change color due to the lignin in them, but will last much longer than real leaves.

A close-up of the newspaper leaf wreath.

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Disclosure: This blog post was written while participating on the Glue Dots design team.