Craft Spotlight: Fall Leaves Projects


We’re well into the autumn season, fast approaching winter! Lengthen the season’s stay with some bright and colorful autumn crafts for your classroom. Check out our spotlight below on our R15334 Crafty Leaves, R15335 Spring and Autumn Leaves and R15656 Autumn Paper Bits!

Our autumn craft projects feature golden colors, patterns and natural die-cut leaf shapes for intriguing artwork! Use the leaves to decorate base materials, such as a paper tree trunk. Mix up the arrangements of the leaves on paper to make animal and people figures!

In this video, I show you how to layer and glue together the Crafty Leaves to make a bird in flight! This craft uses simply the Crafty Leaves, glue and a bit of imagination. Find leaves that appear to fan out like feathers on wings. Other leaves can be used to make the body of the bird. A tiny brown leaf was used for the head (but you can use the chestnuts for the bird’s head too!)

Use the gorgeous patterns in our Spring and Autumn Leaves as decorations for picture frames! I took our R52107 Craft Collage Boards and popped out the center so I could use the outside piece as a frame. Peel off the backing to adhere the leaves to the sticky side. I used three colors of the Spring and Autumn Leaves pack, including orange, red and green with the addition of yellow! Arrange the leaves along the sticky side of the frame. You can use both sides of the Spring and Autumn Leaves (one side is printed with flat color while the other side is gussied up with cute patterns!)

Create a lovely autumn tree and talk about the effect of the changing seasons on the tree’s leaves. Demonstrate this with our Autumn Paper Bits! Cut out a tree from brown construction paper. Glue down the leaves around the tree boughs. Make several different trees and paste only green leaves on one tree, orange and red leaves on the second, and leave the last tree blank. Illustrate buds or small twigs on the final tree to show how trees look like in wintertime!


If you have some of these projects in your classroom craft closet, send us photos of your students’ artwork! We’ll make a feature post and show the blogging world your class’s artistic talent! Email us at!

Craft Spotlight: Color Diffusing Paper Projects


This week’s Craft Spotlight showcases our lovely Color Diffusing Paper products! Check out an amazing selection of our fabric-like paper in a variety of different projects. The Color Diffusing Paper is perfect for exploring concepts like diffusion and color mixing!

This post will introduce you to our Color Diffusing products through specially-made videos! The videos feature detailed methods of incorporating the Color Diffusing projects into your educational art program!

To start, we have our R2442 Color Diffusing Leaves! These leaves are specially die-cut in the shapes of leaves to encourage thinking outside the box with your nature art.

Color the leaves with all the colors of the rainbow! Use liquid watercolor on the leaves then spritz the paper with warm water to diffuse the colors throughout. Tip: Don’t use more than three colors on a single Color Diffusing Paper project. Mixing more colors will run the risk of turning the project muddy!

Next up is our R2440 Color Diffusing Paper Flowers! The flowers inspire the same level of creativity as our leaves, but can serve as an optional classroom decoration.

Explore new color combinations! Try a different color on each petal of the flower.

Finally, check out our R2445 Color Diffusing Butterflies!

In this video, we used markers to color in our butterflies. When you spray water onto the butterflies, the marker ink will spread throughout the butterfly cutout.

If you’ve used one of our products, send us photos of how you’ve incorporated it into your arts/crafts routine to! We’d love to hear from you!