One of my pet peeves when it comes to crafting with kids is the over-abundance of “kids crafts” that kids can’t actually do. So that’s why today I am sharing 50+ Fall Crafts for Kids that they can actually do – and they will turn out beautifully!
(There’s even a handful on this list that I’ve done with my daughter or daycare kids and can personally vouch for.)
Fall is the start of our heavy crafting season.
Not quite the hibernation phase of winter, fall invites us inside for breaks from the cool, crisp air and inspires us with all of it’s sensory delights. Delicious smells, beautiful colors, and sharper sounds as the buzz of summer fades.
For this list, I tried to share crafts for a variety of ages, from toddlers to preteens. Many can be done with mixed age groups and can be easily adapted to your child’s skill level.
My favorite part about this list is that most of the crafts don’t require any expensive supplies. Chances are you might already have everything you need in your craft cupboard already. (I won’t judge your craft supply hoard if you don’t judge mine.)
I hope you get some great inspiration from this list and be sure to tag me on social media or leave me a comment to let me know what you’ve made!
Easy Fall Crafts
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This pretty Autumn Mobile from Red Ted Art is pretty and also reduces clutter by staying off your counters!
I am loving this sweet Apple Print Wreath from No Time for Flashcards and will definitely be making it with my daycare babies this fall.
I love how budget-friendly coffee filter crafts are – like this Coffee Filter Owl from Look We’re Learning.
You’re going to see a lot of scarecrows on this list because I’m a little bit obsessed with them – first up is a Popsicle Stick Scarecrow via Crafty Morning.
For an older child, or for you to decorate for your kids to play with – this Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin Rocks from Adventures in a Box would still turn out cute no matter what age range.
Our Kid-made Bird Feeder Wreath remains one of our most popular posts ever – and for good reason!
There’s a quick video for these Easy & Fun Harvest Buddies from Fireflies & Mudpies to show you just how easy they are to make.
A classic activity I don’t see enough of these days – a fall-inspired Melted Crayon Art from CBC Parents.
My daughter is obsessed with pony bead coasters right now so these Pony Bead Pumpkins from Cutesy Crafts are definitely on our list.
A Fall Leaf Painting project via Minne Mama that is both super easy and involves no special materials.
This Leaf Sunflower Craft from Easy Peasy & Fun is a gorgeous way to use fall leaves, especially if you have a little collector.
Fall and Spring are perfect for Bird-related crafts, like our PB&J Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders (and I even made a how-to video on that post to walk you through it).
Fall Leaf Painting with Edible Paint | Fantastic Fun & Learning
This Fall Painting with Toddlers activity over at The Educator’s Spin on it is absolutely gorgeous and a fun way to “dress up” your child’s process art.
Happy Hooligans always has some great nature-inspired ideas like this Fall Leaf Suncatcher.
This apple wall hanging is such a unique kids craft from Moms & Crafters.
Although I hold her personally responsible for the glue shortage of ’17, Alison over at No Time for Flashcards made up for it with these No-Glue Paper Bag Turkeys.
Fall Crafts Kids Can Actually Make
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This Fall People Fall Craft from Fantastic Fun & Learning which uses an assortment of leaves for different effects!
I would have never thought to paint with Kool-aid until seeing these Kool-Aid Pumpkins via Housing A Forest.
This Bark & Paint Swatch Trees idea from Happy Hooligans is such a unique way to use up paint chips.
A pretty craft for a party, this Owl Pinecone Craft via Meaningful Mama can be used as a present topper, turned into a magnet, etc.
This Mixed Media Fall Art from Angie at Real Life at Home turned out so pretty and is a fun mixed-ages project.
Yup, another scarecrow – this time Paper Bag Scarecrow from Easy Child Crafts.
Learn about the Art & Science of Leaf Rubbings from my friend, Jackie, over at Edventures.
What about making your own Fall-inspired snow globe (as seen on Moms & Crafters)?
This Indian (Marshmallow) Corn painting from No Time for Flashcards is a great way to actually get some use out of those last stale mini-marshmallows that always end up shoved in the back of my baking cupboard.
Now a classic, this Paper Bag Fall Tree from Pikadilly Charm is one we have to try this fall!
You won’t believe how easy these Harvest Pumpkin Watercolor Art Project from Rhythms of Play are for little artists to make!
Easy Fall Crafts for Kids
A great use for leftover paper bowls from a fall get-together is this Paper Bowl Scarecrow Craft from I Heart Crafty Things.
Find out how to preserve fall leaves and then turn them into a pretty mobile over on Buggy and Buddy.
Halloween Travel Tic Tac Toe | Chicken Scratch NY
These Pebble Monsters from Morning Creativity would be so cute scattered in a garden. (blog offline)
I love scratch art, so this Leaf Scratch Art from Moms & Crafters is definitely on our list for this season.
Still one of my favorite activities that I’ve done with my daycare kids was Making a Scarecrow.
This Acorn Necklace from Rhythms of Play is also easy (and gorgeous), but not appropriate for children who still put things in their mouths.
OK, you know that we need a glitter craft in this list, right? Fall Leaf Chalk & Glitter Art from Frogs & Fairies fits my requirement for the perfect, easy fall craft.
I always love a good handprint craft, like this Handprint Pumpkin Keepsake from Kori at Home.
I love having our daycare windows decorated with seasonal sun catchers like these Corn Sun Catchers from Sow Sprout Play.
Forget apple printing – check out this Pumpkin Printing with Pool Noodles project from Toddler Approved.
We love crafts based on books so after reading Miss Rumphius we made this Multi-Media Lupine Craft.
One craft we make every year is Mason Jar Fall Luminaries, like these from Where Imagination Grows
A fine motor activty and a cute craft in one – loving this Pom Pom Fall Tree from Play Trains.
This Fall Leaf Lacing Activity is a great first sewing project from Nell over at Rhythms of Play.
This Magnetic Haunted House from No Time for Flashcards is great for fall road trips.
Another cute way to craft with leaves – a Leaf Turkey Craft from Crafty Morning.
I love how my friend Krissy over at B-Inspired Mama used this Fall Tree Craft in her kids’ imaginative play after they were done making it.
A great way to use up puzzle pieces after one-too-many pieces have gone missing is this Puzzle Tree Craft from Natural Beach Living.
This Paper Plate Spider Craft from Kindergarten Connection is great for a crowd of kids to make – or a quick craft in between school and supper.
This Halloween Spiders Craft from My Home-Based Life is so simple and cute, I’m kind of jealous I didn’t come up with it first!
A sweet project for the not-yet-crafters, Leaf Handprints via House of Burke.
These Wood Slice Owls from Frugal Fun 4 Boys & Girls look like something you would expect to find at a craft fair.
A great fine motor craft – Ghost Contact Paper Craft from No Time for Flashcards.
Toddler Fall Collage | Happy Hooligans
This Paper Bag Fall Wreath from CBC Parents is so frugal yet so pretty, it would make a great gift.
I love this DIY Leaf Luminary from Kids’ Craft Room that offers a glass-free solution to a classic fall craft.
These Leaf Clay Dishes from Best Ideas for Kids are absolutely gorgeous!
Pin this collection of 50 Fantastic Fall Crafts for Kids to keep creating all season long:
Which crafts are you excited to try with your kids?