Happy August friends! Autumn is just around the corner, so let’s start things off right with a great big list of easy Fall Crafts for kids, shall we?
There is just something about Fall that brings out the crafting side of me … perhaps it’s the beautiful colours that inspire me, or the cooler weather that makes me want to cosy inside – whatever the reason, Fall is the beginning of the crafting season around these parts. So I have found the absolute BEST fall crafts that are perfect for kids of all ages – I can’t wait to share them with you!
Here are 45 of the CUTEST easy Fall crafts for kids around. Hope you find a little bit of inspiration for a lazy Autumn afternoon…
Fall Crafts for Kids:
Crafts for Preschoolers perfect for Fall:
Fall Leaf Potato Stamping – great for kids of all ages, and the results are stunning. All you need is a potato! Or two (or three). This one is addictive, so best to have oodles of potatoes at the ready.
Leaf Crown – Use twine and leaves to create a regal crown for fall! Great for fine motor skills, and just plain fun! Love when fall crafts start with an exploration outside.
Fall Leaf Letters – Collect leaves on a nature walk, then make them into a letter or name craft. What a festive decoration for the season. This is also the perfect craft for helping preschoolers learn their name letters!
Nature Painting – Explore nature in a new way – by painting it! There are so many easy Fall crafts that can be made from nature.
Sticky Fall Trees – Using contact paper and tissue paper you can create a gorgeous Fall tree craft! This craft is ideal for preschoolers and is bound to keep them engaged for hours. It is so simple and makes a gorgeous decoration too.
Autumn Trees – Another great Autumn craft that uses tissue paper is this Fall Tree Branch craft. It is nice and simple and looks gorgeous as a centrepiece.
Fall Leaf Fairies – This craft is more for the crafty Mamas out there. I made these little cuties myself! They are quick and easy to make and look just beautiful hung up in the window. Fall crafting that is beautiful to display? Yes please.
Fall Crafts perfect for Toddlers:
Tear Art Fall Wreath from Buggy and Buddy – This fall craft is great for toddlers on up, and I love that each child’s creation will turn out differently! Perfect for front doors or kitchen windows this autumn.
Paper Roll Scarecrow from Still Playing School – Let the kids make mini scarecrows with recycled materials. I think they’d look great up in the windows, or for pretend play.
Bark Owls from Fireflies and Mud Pies – Use fallen bits of nature to make an owl craft together! What a great time to talk about the different textures outside.
Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catcher from Fantastic Fun and Learning – A colorful fall craft for kids to make after talking about the changing leaves. This sensory craft is full of learning, perfect to start the school year this Fall!
Washi Tape Patterned Pumpkins from I Heart Crafty Things – Washi tape is a hit with most children I know, so I’m sure these pumpkins will be, too! They make adorably easy fall crafts for kids!
Simple Recycled Apple Craft from No Time for Flash Cards – Grab some paint and some leftover cardboard to create this apple craft.
More Autumn Crafts for Toddlers:
Crayon Leaf Rubbings from EDventures With Kids – I remember doing this classic fall craft as a kid! There’s just something so exciting about watching the details of the leaves appear on the paper.
Scribble Lanterns from A Place Like This – How fun are these? I can see a lot of children who’d enjoy turning their colorful scribbles and art into a lantern. This fall craft is perfect for even the youngest of toddlers.
Fall Leaf Sun Catchers from The Artful Parent – What a way to incorporate nature into fall art to hang in the windows! This is another toddler friendly activity.
Lego Stamped Indian Corn from Crafty Morning – LEGO lovers are sure to enjoy making this corn craft for fall! Of course, if created by little ones it might not look quite so “corn” like, but thanks to the shape it will definitely be recognisable!
Melted Crayon Leaf Sun Catchers from Fireflies and Mud Pies – Use nature as an inspiration for this gorgeous and simple craft.
Creative Fall Crafts for Kids of ALL Ages!
Pumpkin Printing with Pool Noodles from Toddler Approved – Who knew you could make pumpkin art with cut up pool noodles? A fun open-ended fall craft for kids to get into!
Fall Leaf Hole Punch Collage from Craftulate – Use shaped hole punches to put together a fall-themed collage. Perfect for working on fine motor skills in an engaging way.
Fine Motor Building Crafts:
Fine Motor Fall Yarn Wrapping from Cutting Tiny Bites – Let the kids get their fingers working to create all kind of colorful yarn shapes this fall! These yarn wrappings are so much more than just cute.
Leaf People from Fantastic Fun and Learning – These make me smile every time I see them! Such fun fall crafts for kids to make with bits of nature.
Fall Yarn Trees from 3 Dinosaurs – Use yarn scraps to make “leaves” for a fall tree! What a fun texture. This is such a great craft to practise those scissor skills.
Recycled Egg Carton Acorn Ornaments from Still Playing School – Kids can make their own “acorns” using recycled materials! Painting egg carts is such a great craft for preschoolers.
Paper Plate Scarecrow from No Time for Flash Cards – A simple but crazy fun fall craft! Kids can even pretend to be scarecrows using their crafts!
Unique Fall Crafts you might not have seen before!
Colorful Leaf Printmaking from Mom Trusted – Use paint to explore the patterns and shapes found within leaves. This is another fall craft that can start outside – heck, it could even stay outside!
Corn Painting from Fun-A-Day – This is an awesome way for kids to explore colors, color mixing, and texture! This craft is such a wonderful process art experience for kids.
3D Fall Tree Craft from Reading Confetti – Make a three-dimensional tree using cardboard tubes and coffee filters. A simple craft for little hands!
Painted Leaf Monsters from Messy Little Monster – These look like such fun! Make monsters out of fallen leaves! Add some popsicle sticks and you have quite the little puppet show about to happen.
Easy Peasy Fall Collages from Toddler Approved – Explore the colors and shapes of fall with open-ended collages. This is an excellent fall craft for toddlers and young preschoolers too.
Marbled Autumn Salt Dough Ornaments from Twodaloo (no link available) – Let the kids help make, mix up, and cut fall-colored salt dough during this activity. Each ornament has its own pattern of seasonal colors.
Autumn Crafts that are a little MESSY!
Large Scarecrow Collage from Still Playing School – Make a child-sized scarecrow with this fun collage! Little ones can learn all about BIG ART with this project!
Easy Tissue Paper Pumpkin from Bare Feet on the Dashboard – Tissue paper fun for little fingers! I can see some of my students being happily ensconced in this all day!
Bubble Wrap Corn Sun Catchers from Sow Sprout Play (no link available) – What a silly and festive bit of fall decoration – and I love the googly eyes!
Paper Roll Apple Stamping from Sugar Aunts – This fall craft is great for kids who aren’t too keen on getting their hands dirty (but still want to explore arts and crafts).
Sunflower Sun Catcher Craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Make this gorgeous sunflower craft with just a few materials. I would love for my windows to be decorated with these!
Easy Rolled Paper Pumpkin Craft from One Creative Mommy – Explore circles while putting together this pumpkin craft using just paper!
Fall Fun Sensory Acorn Craft from Mom to Two Posh L’il Divas – I bet this acorn craft smelled delicious, and what a cool texture!
Easy Pumpkin Craft for Scissor Skills from NurtureStore – Use paper and scissors to create a three-dimensional pumpkin (or jack-o-lantern).
Preserved Leaf Wreath from Craftulate – Grab some fall leaves and make a wreath perfect for decorating the front door. This one can be as simple or as complex as you like!
Apple Trees from Teach Preschool – Kids explore different textures and materials while creating these apple trees.
Still MORE Fall Craft Ideas!
Fall Window Art from Fun at Home with Kids – This is a beautiful way to combine art and science in a simple, fun way this fall.
Leaf Hand Prints from House of Burke – Help the children turn their hands into fall leaves! This simple craft would make a lovely keepsake gift for grandparents!
Pastel Leaf Impressions from Rockabye Butterfly (no link available) – A lovely way for children to create colorful fall leaf art and explore negative space.
Easy Fall Painted Leaves from No Time for Flash Cards – Painter’s tape and paint to create veins on this fall leaf craft.
Kool-Aid Pumpkins from Housing A Forest – Let the kid add some scent to this easy and fun pumpkin craft. This one smells as delicious as it looks!
Tissue Paper Leaves from Kids Activities Blog – Children can scrunch up and glue tissue paper to create leaves with a fun texture.
Easy Autumn Tree Craft from Crafts on Sea – Kids will have a blast collecting leaves from the yard before making their own tree. This craft could easily be done outdoors as well.
Leaf Garland from The Artful Parent – Add some extra details to found leaves with permanent markers, then create a beautiful garland!
What do you think? Are you ready for the Fall crafting to begin now? I am already elbow deep in some red, yellow, and orange paint …
Hope you are having a lovely start to your Fall friends.
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