And on Day 8 of our Fun Autumn Crafts For Kids 10 day series- I bring to you, yet again, another leaf project. This time it’s a rice leaf fall craft that my daughter and I enjoyed. I always believe in simple, so if you have an old bag of rice lying around this is a fun way to add some hands-on crafts to your kinesthetic learners’ school day.

rice leaf

What You’ll Need:

So, you’ll of course need colored rice.  To see how I made my own colored rice, check out the video I posted below.  Youall also need construction paper with a leaf drawn on it.  I like construction paper because it’s a bit sturdy and you’ll need to glue rice onto it, which can end up being a bit heavy.  Lastly, you’ll need a bottle of glue.  School glue will work.

What To Do:

Draw a leaf onto a sheet of construction paper and have your child outline it with glue. If you’re not good at drawing, no worries.  Find a good leaf, print it out and trace it onto your construction paper…or better yet, glue your printed leaf onto a construction paper backing.

And as I promised, here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make colored rice.

Now once your child has outlined the leaf with glue, sprinkle colored rice on the glue to dry.

rice leaf

Here is the final result of our rice leaf fall craft.  As you can see we used various colors of rice: green, yellow, reds.  (I wanted it to remind us of fall).  My daughter had a lot of fun with this.

rice leaf fall craft

UPDATE: We ended up holding on to this piece of work for years. My daughter made this when she was in kindergarten and four years later, we still cherish this piece!

Let me know if you try this activity!

Check out more fall activities here!

About Demetria Zinga

Demetria is a homeschooling mom and "mompreneur" who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a Shih-Tzu. She currently runs two podcasts for moms, blogs, writes music, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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