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Free Printable Canadian Maple Leaf Templates

Our Free Printable Maple Leaf Templates are ideal for coloring, crafting, classroom projects, and lesson plans.

They include small, medium, and large maple leaf outlines. Do not forget to check out our matching maple leaf craft ideas below.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired!

free maple leaf printable

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8 Red Maple Tree Facts

Before we get started with our simple maple leaf printables, let’s learn a little bit about these fascinating trees.

Here are 8 Red Maple Facts you probably didn’t know!

  1. Acer rubrum the red maple tree is also known as water maple, swamp maple, or soft maple.
  2. It belongs to the family of Sapindaceae.
  3. The tree can grow up to 90 to 100 feet when mature.
  4. Their impressive crown can spread out about 20 feet.
  5. Maple leaves are triangular-looking and often appear red in the autumn.
  6. Its natural habitat is in Northern America. You can mostly find them next to the Mississippi River, Florida, etc.
  7. Red maple trees can be cultivated in wet places with a medium climate – not too hot or too cold.
  8. The red maple tree is used to make syrup, craft furniture, boxes, and instruments, as firewood, food for the animals, or in bonsai gardening.

These and more facts about maple trees can be found in the following link.

Tree Books for Kids

In case you like our outline maple leaf templates and wish to read a matching book for your children, go check out these books about trees next.

Happy reading!

In this charming picture book, curious little kids will learn all about how an acorn grows up to be an oak tree. 

An educational, rhyming book about the magic of trees for children (World Full of Wonder).

The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way.

Educational Coloring and Herbarium Book for Kids Ages 3 – 8.

Free Maple Leaf Templates in Small, Medium, and Large

These maple leaf outlines come in different sizes and colors.

They are perfect for coloring, crafting, decorating, or classroom activities.

They are especially popular when it comes to studying trees or the season of fall.

At the end of this article, I will show you a couple of stunning maple crafts to use for our templates.


Maple Leaf Cut Out Materials

But before we get started with all these fun maple craft template ideas, let’s have a look at what we will need for our craft projects.

Here is a list of supplies you will need for our printable maple leaf crafts.

Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.

10 Easy Maple Leaf Template Ideas

It is always nice to get an idea of how to use our maple leaf outlines or see other related activities. I hope the following maple leaf craft ideas will inspire you.

Therefore here are 10 Simple Maple Activities to keep you and your children entertained:

  1. Learn About Trees
  2. M Is for Maple
  3. Leaf Sensory Bin
  4. Canada Day Craft
  5. Maple Leaf Coloring Pages
  6. DIY Maple Leaf Stencils
  7. Journal Decor
  8. DIY Maple Leaf Cards and Invitations
  9. Leaf Template Decoration
  10. Maple Leaf Template Outline

1. Learn About Trees

As we already started introducing some red maple tree facts above, you can easily add trees to your preschool lesson plan.

While learning about trees make sure to include a simple leaf craft project.

You can also add some educational books, which will help you with your studies about trees.

Go check out our recommendation on trees books above.

2. M Is for Maple

Add our easy maple leaf templates to your preschool alphabet lesson plan. Use them while learning the letter M.

First, print out some upper and lowercase letter M worksheets.

After your student are done with their worksheets, make sure to include an easy maple craft for the M sound.

Tip: Make sure to study each letter individually so your students can form memories for each letter to memorize them more easily.

free printable maple leaf template

3. Maple Leaf Sensory Play

Leaves are great for sensory play activities.

On your next walk collect some fall leaves and explore with them.

Here are some great Changing Leaves Sensory Activities to discover.

4. Canada Day Craft

The maple leaf stands as a symbol of the Canadian national identity.

There are many fun ways of using our maple leaf printable and turning it into a craft for Canada Day.

Here are 17 Fun Canada Crafts and Activities for you to get inspired.

maple leaf outlines

5. Maple Leaf Coloring Pages

The easiest way of using our templates is as maple leaf coloring pages. Take our large maple outline printable and turn it into a maple leaf coloring sheet.

You can even easily adjust the difficulty level for older children. Simply give them a smaller maple leaf outline or let them use a different painting technique that challenges them.

We for example love Salt Painting. Have you tried it yet? It is really fun and will give your leaf a nice 3D look to it!

Take a look at the link above to find the full tutorial!

Another great way is using the Bubble Wrap Technique, Painting with Pom Poms, or Straw Blow Art.

If you are looking for other painting techniques go check our complete list of 25 Easy Painting Ideas here.

Did you enjoy our maple leaf template printables? Then try our popular Acorn Template, Corn Craft Templates, or Carrot Outlines next.

6. DIY Maple Leaf Stencils

If you are tired of regular coloring projects, use our maple leaf printouts and turn them into easy maple stencils.

For this project, I recommend using the smaller or medium-sized maple outlines to repurpose them into maple leaf stencils.

Our most loved painting technique for stencils is using an old toothbrush. With the help of watercolors, you can create beautiful artwork.

You can find the full instructions and complete Toothbrush Technique Guide here.


maple leaf stencils

7. Journal Decore

After you are done with your maple craft projects, why not turn in your maple leaf pattern printables and use them for your art journal or photo album?

You can always craft more creative shapes and use them as backgrounds, patterns, or focal points in your journals.

They look especially nice when you travel to Canada or for Canada Day.

8. DIY Maple Leaf Cards and Invitations

Are you planning an autumn-themed birthday event, Canada Day party, or fall gathering?

Simply color our maple leaf writing template and make adorable party invitations out of them.

Just make sure to use thicker paper for your invitations.

Our maple leaf patterns are not only suitable for invitations but also make adorable DIY fall cards.

Here are some cute leaf quotes you could easily use for your maple leaf templates:

  • “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
  • “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte
  • “They tell you to turn into a new leaf and then complain about your faded color.” – Nitya Prakash
  • “I’ve seen a jillion miracles. They’re all around. Every green leaf is a miracle.” – Jimmy Dean
  • “Each leaf tells us a story. The story of its struggle. The struggle against the storms that it faces in life.” – Avijeet Das
  • “Leaves are nature’s confetti, celebrating the beauty of change.” – Unknown
  • “Leaves may fall, but the tree stands tall.” – Unknown

If you are in need of more quotes, sayings, and messages for your card, go check out our famous Leaf Sayings, Hello October Quotes, or Welcome November Sayings.

In case you are still looking for fun games to play at your party? Then check out these cool Fall Festival Games or Halloween Party Activities.

They are a perfect match and can be set up easily in your backyard or next school event.

maple leaf writing template

9. Maple Leaf Template Decoration

After you are done making your leaf invitations it is time to decorate accordingly for your party.

Our maple leaf cut out printables are especially popular for your next fall or Canadian gathering.

You can turn our maple leaf outlines into a garland, and decorate your walls, windows, doors, or party tables with them.

Use them for table place cards, and nametags for your party favors, or add them to your snack or gift boxes.

The possibilities for our maple leaf printables are endless!

Tip: If you do not have time to craft and color simply use our colored maple leaf templates to decorate!

free maple leaf printables

10. Maple Leaf Template Outline

Use our maple leaf outlines for your next craft project or even Canada Day.

They are great for banners, window displays, fun craft activities, and many more.

Simply print them on colored or thick paper or trace them on card stock and let your inspiration flow.

You loved crafting with our easy maple leaf templates but like to learn now how to draw a maple leaf yourself? Then go check out this fun maple leaf art tutorial next.

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