Marbled clay autumn leaves can be used as ornaments on bare branches, or made into wreaths and garlands. They also make a fun gift tag for a fall birthday!
Marbled Clay Autumn Leaves Fall Craft
When my daughter and I made marbled clay handprint jewelry dishes we thought making fall leaves using the same process would be a fun way to add some fall decor to our home. They look lovely hanging on some bare branches we have in a vase in the corner of our living room. For more art and craft ideas click HERE!
Marbled Clay Autumn Leaves Fall Craft: Materials
- Polyform clay assorted Colors
- Rolling pin or Polyform Sculpey acrylic clay roller
- Glass cutting mat; other options can be found HERE and HERE
- Leaf cookie cutters; try THESE or THESE
- Oven bake clay bond and glaze pack (optional)
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How to Make Marbled Clay Fall Leaves
Step by step directions complete with a detailed photo tutorial below:
- Select a 2-4 colors of polyform clay and roll them into snakes. Making differently sized snakes (thin vs thick) is one way to vary the effect.
- Roll the twisted marbled clay into a ball and use a rolling pin to flatten. Want more swirls? Roll into a snake again, fold it in half, twist it up tight, roll it back into a ball, and use a rolling pin to flatten.
- Use leaf cookie cutters to make fall leaves. We used a precision glass cutting mat for rolling out and cutting our autumn leaves. Polyform clay can stain so this glass mat will protect your work surface from both stains and cuts. If you don’t have leaf cookie cutters, you can trace real autumn leaves with an Exacto knife as an alternative.
- If you would like to make your fall leaves into gratitude leaves for your thankful tree, wreath or garland click on the link!
- Reuse the scraps to make more leaves adding more clay as needed.
- Place marbled clay fall leaves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake according to the clay manufacturer’s directions. We cooked ours for 15-20 minutes @275 degrees.
- Allow clay fall leaves to cool completely.
- Use glaze to seal and protect if desired. (optional)
Related: The Best Fall Art Projects for Kids
Marbled Clay Autumn Leaves Fall Craft is for Kids, Teens, and Adults!
Creating fall leaves is a great way to spend some time connecting with the kids. If your kids like to bake cookies, they will love making marbled clay autumn leaves!
Speaking of cookies, rainbow sprinkle star sugar cookies are a hit at our house. For more art and craft ideas click HERE.
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