Autumn Play Dough Leaf Prints

BY ON Mar 4, 2012
Autumn Fall Play Dough Leaf Prints using scented nutmeg play dough recipe


Autumn Play Dough Leaf Prints are a great activity to start off the new autumn season.

We have been celebrating the new season and the changes in the colours of leaves with making leaf prints and patterns using real leaves in a Nutmeg Scented Autumn Play Dough.

The play dough is lightly scented with spicy nutmeg and cinnamon, with brown colouring and red and gold glitter bringing together all the wonderful elements of autumn.


What you will need?


You will need Nutmeg Scented Autumn Play Dough Recipe, plastic knives, rolling pin and leaves.

Let’s Play 


To make the leaf prints, using the rolling pin you roll out the play dough flat, then place the leaf rough side down onto the play dough and gently roll the pin over.  Lift the leaf to discover the pattern of the leaf remaining.

Let’s Create 


Miss 5 created a tree from her leaf print using a plastic knife to add leaves to the branches.  Miss 4 cut out leaf shapes after making her leaf prints in the play dough.

Let’s Learn 


Learning Opportunities: 

  • Spatial awareness – experimenting with shape and space
  • Creative Thinking and concentration skills
  • Oral language development – practising and experimenting with new words
  • Building up their fine motor skills and  coordination
  • Encourages imagination and creativity


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4 Responses to “Autumn Play Dough Leaf Prints”

  1. What a great idea! Absolutely love your ‘playdough table’ – I tend not to pull out the playdough as often as I should because my daughter has a habit of dropping it on the floor.

  2. lovely, lovely leaves and do love the playdough recipe – thanks

  3. Jode says:

    What a great idea….i do love those imprints and the concentration!!!

  4. […] More play dough fun with leaves! Have your littles find fresh leaves outside, then use a rolling pin to make imprints. So many ways to make this a learning moment — try teaching the names of the trees as you go. This idea comes to us from Learning 4 Kids. […]

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