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Fun Fall Craft Ideas for Kids

Sep 1, 2021

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The fall season is full of changing leaves, cool breezes, pumpkin patches and more. It’s also a great time for crafting with items from nature such as leaves and acorns. If your little ones are in need of fun activities to do in their free time, here are a few craft ideas to celebrate the season. 

  • These wooden spoon scarecrows from Best Ideas for Kids are an easy craft that will double as cute fall decor for the kitchen and pieces for a fall puppet show! 
  • A popsicle stick scarecrow like this one from Simple Mom Project is a good craft for a chilly, rainy day. You likely have all of the materials lying around already and this is an easy one to personalize and make it your own. 
  • Studio DIY has a tutorial for apple place cards that can dress up the dinner table for any gathering with family and friends. All you’ll need is any color cardstock, scissors, a pencil and a permanent marker. 
  • Crafts on Sea provides a simple tutorial for fall leaf suncatchers that you can use to adorn windows and doors. 
  • Have extra cupcake liners laying around? Check out this cupcake liner owl craft from Artsy Craftsy Mom. 
  • Wanting to recycle an old book before you trash it? Gather some of the pages and create a beautiful garland of glittery book page leaves with this tutorial from Domestically Blissful. 
  • This woven paper apple craft from Buggy and Buddy is a great way for little ones to practice their fine motor skills and color recognition while creating a fun work of art. 
  • Collecting leaves is a popular fall pastime. Try a new way to preserve the beautiful leaves your little one finds outside by creating these salt dough leaf impressions from The Imagination Tree. 
  • Pinecones are another common collectible. Try turning them into cute little pinecone hedgehogs with The Mad House’s tutorial. 
  • Have kids gather a few acorns and paint them the color/pattern of their choice and add a magnet piece to the back for a year-round display option. An easy example is the strawberry acorn magnet by Crafts by Amanda. 

The good news about these crafts is that they aren’t limited to just Halloween and Thanksgiving. Use them to decorate your home throughout the season as long as the leaves are falling and changing.