Ah, autumn. A time to hunker down, get cozy … and get crafting! Whether you need DIY ideas for toddlers, preschoolers or big kids, there are amazing fall craft ideas for everyone. And the best part? Thanks to acorns, pine cones and an array of richly colored leaves blanketing the earth, fall crafts for kids usually cost next to nothing.
Check out these 25 easy fall crafts for kids of all ages.
Fall crafts for toddlers
If you’re looking for fall crafts to do with toddlers, here are a few simple activities for little hands that will produce seriously joyful results.
1. Pie craft
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pie craft from Making With Mommy is great for toddlers. Just provide cut-out pieces of pie-shaped cardboard for them to paint, glue and decorate to their heart’s content. And the best part is all the “pieces” can be turned into a decorative garland. How cute!
2. Simple leaf wreaths
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Looking for easy fall crafts to do with toddlers? These
simple felt leaf wreaths from Glitter on a Dime stand the test of time for a reason: They’re colorful, easy and mess-free.
3. Finger-painted bats
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Finger painting? Now that’s something your toddler can get behind. These cute
finger-painted bats from Happy Handful are sure to make any little one smile. Fall crafts for preschoolers
4. Pine cone critter place cards
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pine cone critter place cards from Craft Box Girls be more adorable?! And all you need to buy is some felt and googly eyes. Easy-peasy.
5. Toilet paper roll scarecrows
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As far as fall preschool crafts go, these
toilet paper roll scarecrows from Red Ted Art are a slam dunk. Not only do they turn out adorably festive, they’ll give your little one a chance to work on his fine motor skills, as the hat involves a little (basic) origami.
6. Leaf creatures
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Almost as scary as they are cute! Little ones will get a kick out this craft from
Making With Mommy that turns everyday leaves into “frightening” leaf creatures.
7. Egg carton wreath
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A lovely spin on the classic fall wreath, these
egg carton wreaths from Nature’s Yoke are easy to make for creative preschoolers.
8. Paper plate witch mask
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Let your child give you a good scare with this spooky
paper plate witch mask from Read to Me Activities.
9. Candy corn people
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candy corn people from Fun Stories Play are silly, simple and super fun to make!
10. Stained glass pumpkins
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stained glass pumpkins from How 2 Play Today are the perfect window dressing for fall. Super stylish!
11. Fall trees (with real leaves)
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On the hunt for easy autumn crafts for preschoolers? Look no further than this utterly simple (utterly beautiful)
real leaf fall tree craft from Karim Jones.
12. Paper bag turkeys
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paper bag turkeys from Heart of the Class are super fun and easy for little kids to make — and the perfect way for kids to spend time the day before Thanksgiving.
13. Paper pumpkin pinwheels
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Simple, fun and mess-free — these
paper pumpkin pinwheels from Meaningful Mama have all the makings of a perfect preschool fall craft.
14. Leaf bracelet
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Little kids love wearing all the things, so these
duct tape leaf bracelets from I Can Teach My Child are the perfect combination of jewelry and seasonal nature. Fall crafts kids of all ages
15. Pumpkin seed painting
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way to use pumpkin seeds? These sweet pumpkin seed paintings on canvas from Jennifer Wolfthal. The small seeds make for the perfect fall “leaves” on trees.
16. Hanging pine cone craft
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Bring the outdoors inside with these minimalist
hanging pine cone and leaf designs from The Yoga Nest. And don’t be surprised if you get the urge to make one, too! So hygge.
17. Leaf turkey
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With a halved paper plate and a few fall leaves, this
turkey leaf craft from Jumble Tree is about as simple — and pretty — as it gets.
18. Paper cone ghosts
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paper cone ghosts from Hello Wonderful are friendly — and printable! If you don’t have a printer, though, no worries. They can also easily be crafted from cardstock.
19. Pine cone hangers
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Another pretty design made with pinecones and little more. Love how this
beaded pine cone craft from Play House Art LA one is jazzed up with bright, happy colors.
20. Glittered leaf ornaments
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No matter their age, kids will love making these pretty
glittered leaf clay dough ornaments from Happy Hooligans. And talk about a pretty fall accessory for your home!
21. Painted acorn mobile
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During a quick walk around the block, you and your child will be able to gather enough acorns for this beautifully simple
acorn mobile from Mom the Bestie. Gorgeous!
22. Painted donut pumpkins
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How wonderful are these
painted donut pumpkins from We Craft Social?! Fun to make and adorable on any doorstep or mantel!
23. Pumpkin coasters
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simple pumpkin coasters from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs are a cool craft for older kids keen to try their hand at sewing.
24. Easy fall gnomes
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Older kids with a little more dexterity will get a kick out of these
easy fall gnomes from Crafts Unleashed. Love these cuties!
25. Fall nature wreaths
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Believe it or not kids of all ages can create
fall nature wreaths as beautiful as this one from Fun at Home With Kids. Talk about art work parents can be seriously proud of displaying.