Looking for a fun and inexpensive Christmas DIY activity to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with our Christmas-themed leaf painting.

You will need:

  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Cup of water
  • Dried leaves
  • Newspaper


Step 1

Have a search around outside for some nice dry leaves to paint. These leaves can be any shape and size, but they must be dry so that the faces won’t shrivel. Larger-sized leaves will make painting easier for the little ones.

Step 2

Cover your working space with newspaper to avoid the fun of the activity leaving its mark behind!

Step 3

Dip your paint brushes in water and loosen the bristles ready for painting.

Step 4

Mix some paint together and get creative with your kids!

NOTE: Once dry your Christmas leaves can be used as decorations on the Christmas tree, in the kid’s bedrooms, or as outside decorations.

Image sourced from Stuff NZ