Clay Leaf Printing – Naturally Crafty

Clay leaf printing is such a fun and simple craft.


You will need

  • wax paper ( I use baking paper)
  •  a tray
  • air drying clay
  • a variety of leaves

What you need to do:


  1. Lay the wax paper on a tray.
  2. Place the leaf on the wax paper vines side up
  3. Take a ball of clay and press it down over the leaf with your palm. Press hard.
  4. Turn over your clay and gently peel off the leave.
  5. Shape your clay with a knife or using a round cutter. If you are going to be hanging your clay print then poke a straw through whilst soft to make  a hole.
  6. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours then paint if you wish.



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  1. November 3, 2016 / 10:30 am

    They look really pretty – we have some that the kids made last year and they still look fantastic.

  2. November 3, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    These are just fab – we did some clay printing with leaves and twigs recently at our local nature reserve and the kids absolutely loved it. I love the idea of making hanging ornaments with them too.
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  3. November 4, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Love this idea and the grandkids would love it too. I’m visiting from the Naturally Crafty link up.

  4. November 7, 2016 / 11:30 am

    We did this craft recently but with salt dough. It is such a great way to show textures in nature!

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