As the temperatures drop and leaves on the trees start changing their colors, you know it’s time to think about fall crafts for kids to make!
We have quite a collection of autumn crafting ideas for all ages, so we are sure you will find just the right autumn activity to make with your kids at home or in the classroom, be it with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, or older kids.
We have a variety of fall art and craft ideas for kids, from ones made with nature materials such as rocks and leaves (as there is an abundance of those this time of the year) as well as projects from frugal craft materials you probably have in your home already.
Looking for crafts for a specific age group? We are preparing a few collections to get you started:
- Easy Fall Crafts for Toddlers (ready for you soon)
- Fall Craft Ideas for Preschoolers (ready for you soon)
- Fun Autumn Crafts for Kindergarten (ready for you soon)
- Autumn Craft Ideas for Teens (ready for you soon)
The Best Fall Crafts for Kids (our favorite picks)
1. Recycled Fall Tree Craft
We do love a good recycled craft! We are sure you either have some old magazines laying around or at the very least some pamphlets or flyers from various stores. Use them to make this gorgeous recycled fall tree craft.
2. Fall Owl Craft Template
Forest animals really shine in the fall time and owls are one of the cutest ones. Print out out owl in a tree fall craft template and watch how excited your little ones will be as they make it.
3. Sunflower Craft with Seeds
Sunflowers are the queens of fall flowers. If you planted a couple you are guaranteed to end up (if the neighbouring birds weren’t hungry) with a lot of sunflower seeds which make this sunflower craft really pop.
4. Handprint Fall Tree
Trace around hands, paint a paper roll brown, and add a few fall-colored leaf shapes. Oh how sweet this handprint fall tree is.
5. Scarecrow Mason Jar Craft
If you are thinking about fall crafts to sell, scarecrow mason jars are a great one! This simple idea is fun both for kids and kids at heart to make and can make the most wonderful autumn decor ever.
6. Paper Strips Pumpkin Craft
When it comes to autumn craft ideas, all things pumpkins are a must! Making paper strips pumpkins is one of our favorite fall activities as they are both fun to make and make a great fall garland! Just make a whole bunch and string them on a thread to hang wherever you want.
You can mix them up, and make regular construction paper pumpkins as well as scary (or funny-looking) Jack o’Lanterns.
7. Seasons Changing Craft
Fall is also the time of the year when it’s easy to teach kids about seasons and seasons changing as the changes in trees are happening in front of their eyes. Check out four seasons tree craft, it’s a fun project to make at home or in the classroom.
8. Fall Paper Craft
Make a wonderful fall night scene display by using only construction paper in various colors, scissors, and glue.
9. Forest Animals Cootie Catchers
Cootie catchers are so much fun to make and we have a bunch. Get this set of forest animal cootie catchers (the bear is free).
10. Easy Paper Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs are another cute crafting subject to get creative with in the fall. Make these adorable paper hedgehogs.
11. Apple Stamped Pumpkins
Apples are abundant in fall so you can sacrifice one (especially if it’s overripe) and use it in an easy-to-make to make apple stamping fall art idea. Cut the apples in half and paint them. Press them on a sheet of paper and add other details.
12. Owl Painter Rocks
Go on a walk with your kids and collect as many nicely shaped rocks as you can and transform them into cute little owls. Or you can make a ton of other rock painting projects.
13. Great Fall Craft for Preschool
Fall is also all about pumpkins and gourds and this easy pumpkin craft template is all about that. Let your kids make their own funny-looking pumpkin character.
14. Apple Card Craft
When it comes to fall crafts for kids, apples are another fun subject to consider. Especially for back-to-school time. Let your kids surprise their favorite teacher with a handmade apple card craft.
15. Fox Paper Collage Fall Art
Put scrap paper to good use with some collage art. Learn how to make a fox paper collage art.
16. Fall Toilet Paper Roll Craft
17. Fox Leaf Craft
This fall craft is great for preschoolers and toddlers as it doesn’t require a lot of skills to turn ordinary leaves into foxes.
18. Mushroom Craft
Also don’t forget about a mushroom craft or two.
19. Lion Leaf Craft
The glorious mane of a lion just screams to be re-made with leaves. See how to make a leaf lion craft.
20. Bird Feeder
With the colder months fast approaching, the time to offer a little bit of help to our feathery friends approaches too. Birds will appreciate any seeds that come their way so why not make a wonderful DIY bird feeder by yourself?
Fall Leaf Crafts
We love getting creative with leaves! There are many art and craft ideas you can make with dried leaves. You can use them as stencils, draw details to make them into hedgehogs (or other cool creations), or paint them to completely transform them (amongst many other great crafting ideas).
Leaf art is great for toddlers, great for preschool fall crafts table, kindergarteners, and older kids – you can easily find a project for every age group.
21. Easy Peasy Leaf Hedgehogs
One of our favorite, super simple projects is these leaf hedgehogs. Cute aren’t they? We welcome you to browse more ideas (we have quite a few, some of our latest are showcased below).
22. Pumpkin with Leaves
With Halloween approaching, why not make a Jack o lantern or decorate a pumpkin with leaves.
23. Leaf Ladybugs
While bugs are a popular theme when it comes to spring crafts, ladybugs are active from spring to fall with some places seeing the greatest numbers of them in fall. Whatever the case may be, transforming an ordinary fall leaf into a ladybug is always fun.
24. Leaf Friends
Pine Cone Crafts for Fall
Pinecones are also great for fall crafting with kids. Get out in the nature and pick a few.
Pumpkins and Jack o’Lanterns
These certainly are not the only idea we have shared on our website, here are a few of our recent favorites.
Hedgehogs Projects for Kids
Next in line in our fall crafts for kids ideas list are hedgehogs!
If you are a regular visitor to our website, you know I have a thing for hedgehogs (one of my favorite crafting subjects), so I always hardly wait for autumn to get near so that I can create more! These painted rock hedgehogs are one of my personal favorites, and as fall is still warm and for a generous part dry enough to go out on nature walks, gathering rocks can easily be on your list.
No smooth stones nearby? Worry not! There are many more fun hedgehog fall crafts ideas for kids to choose from:
Fox Fall Craft Ideas
We continue our collection of fall crafts for kids with yet another fun forest animal theme. Foxes! One of the first projects we ever made were paper roll foxes and this duo is still one of my favorites. Adorable aren’t they?
Owl Fall Crafts for Kids
Great for fall crafting and Halloween crafting – owls! These feathery friends are a great craft for fall, as are other woodland animals.
Sunflower Fall Crafting Ideas
While most flowers are a “thing” of the spring, there is one bright exception – the sunflower!
Another woodland friend to craft this fall – bear.
Crafting with Seeds (soon)
Autumn is a great time of the year to observe changes in nature and talk about four seasons.