I’ve always loved doing little fun things with my kids. I have a daughter who is super artistic and boys who pretend they aren’t as interested, but are right in there whenever we start any project. These Fall Crafts for Kids caught our attention. We’ve tried most of them, and thought they were very fun and cute.
We got our pumpkins last night. Mine didn’t grow very well this year – though my watermelons did (I know that has nothing to do with pumpkins, but I am just proud of them). The kids painted pumpkins last night, between throwing the football, painting themselves, and running around with flashlights in the dark….. So, since we’re carrying on with the fun projects and putting up Fall decorations today, we just had to share some of the great ideas we found! 🙂
15 Fall Crafts for Kids
1. Painted Pumpkins
Kids of all ages can have fun creating painted pumpkins. They can paint anything from stripes to faces. It’s also fun to let them pick out their own so they can begin to picture how they want it from the beginning.
2. Fall Place Mats or Window Catchers
We simply cut a piece of laminate paper and taped the edges down so we could work. From there we placed leaves and letters. My daughter also traced around her leaves with a marker to add a but of extra color.
3. Salt Dough Ornaments
We’ve made something similar to these ornaments for our Christmas tree, but we thought it was a great idea to add some extra festivities above our Thanksgiving table this year with these Fall themed salt dough ornaments from Meaningful Mama.
4. Paper Plate Owls
These Paper Plate Owls from Happy Hooligans are so adorable. We thought they’d go well with our salt dough ornaments. We decided to use small paper plates instead of large ones due to where we want to put them. Though you can give your kids a basic outline, this still leaves a lot of the decisions to them, which is what I really like about it.
5. Pine Cone Bird Seed Feeder
Don’t forget those birds that are still around! 🙂 We still have a lot of various sparrows, Carolina Chickadees, Nut Hatchers, and Blue Jays. These pine Cone Bird Feeder from Bloomin Time is an oldie, but a goodie.
6. Painted Acorns
These painted acorns from Home Stories A to Z are something any adult could love, let alone the children. I can see my kids just dunking them in paint, but either way you’d come up with something pretty to put in a bowl 🙂
7. Leaf People
Seriously! These are just sooo cute! My daughter was so excited to make these Leaf People from Fantastic Fun and Learning. My boys were also excited, but lets just say they didn’t look like friends leaf people when they were done, ha ha. Oh, boys…what can you say?
8. Pony Bead Indian Corn
These look complicated, but Jessica at Cutsie Crafts lays it out step by step. We have so many beads around the house I figured this is a definite go for us. She also has cute beaded pumpkins on her site.
9. Autumn Mobile
This Autumn Mobile from Red Ted Art is far more organized than our mobile would ever be. It’s a fun idea that all ages can participate in. It’s a great excuse for taking a nice fall walk or hike too.
10. Leaf Printing
And of course, leaf printing! You can’t do Fall Crafts without Leaf Printing! Or Apples, or zucchini, or other kind of squash or fruit 🙂 This pretty leaves are from Kleas.
11. Leaf Critters
These adorable critters from Tinker Lab are right up our ally. I think I’ll have my kids tell a story with theirs – kind of like a live comic book.
12. Craft Stick Crows
I thought these Craft Stick Crows from Kids Activities Blog were really unique. You can get almost everything you need from the dollar store too, which makes it a plus.
13. Apple Bowling Art
Apple Bowling Art, or maybe pumpkins! Roll them in paint and roll over paper. Or decorate your sidewalk 🙂 Bowling or no bowling, this is a fun mess from Mess for Less.
14. Magnetic Fall Tree
This Magnetic Fall Tree from Invitation to Play is Creative, fun, educational! You can add letters, little people, etc. to make this a fun art project that can be completed over and over again.
15. Apple Building
You cannot get more simple than this apple building idea from Fun at Home with Kids. Think of the math that can be learned!! 🙂 I love this picture of the little person and it’s “house”.
I know that not every kid will like doing crafts so I do actually have another recommendation to keep them entertained. My kids visit new york tennis lessons and absolutely love them, so if you’re child likes to keep active, check it out!