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29 fall crafts for kids of all ages

These fun, easy fall crafts for kids of all ages cost next to nothing, thanks to acorns, pine cones and an array of richly colored leaves blanketing the earth.

29 fall crafts for kids of all ages

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 kids of all ages. And the best part? Thanks to acorns, pine cones and an array of richly colored leaves blanketing the earth, fall crafts for kids generally cost next to nothing.

Check out these 29 easy fall crafts for kids.

Fall crafts for toddlers

If you’re looking for fall crafts to do with toddlers, here are a few simple fall crafts for little hands that will produce seriously joyful results. If you are looking for even more fun fall activities, after this list, see our complete list of 101 fall activities for kids.

1. Fall pie craft

Fall pie craft
Image via Making With Mommy/Instagram

This super-simple 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

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

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

Could these 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

Toilet paper roll scarecrows
Image via Red Ted Art

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

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

A lovely spin on the classic fall wreath, these egg carton wreaths from Kitchen Counter Chronicles are easy to make for creative preschoolers. 

8. Paper plate witch mask

Paper plate witch mask
Image via Read to Me Activities/Instagram

Let your child give you a good scare with this spooky paper plate witch mask from Read to Me Activities

9. Candy corn people

Candy corn people
Image via Fun Stories Play/Instagram

These candy corn people from Fun Stories Play are silly, simple and super fun to make! 

10. Stained glass pumpkins

Stained glass pumpkins
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These stained glass pumpkins from Experience Art Studio are the perfect window dressing for fall. Super stylish!

11. Fall trees (with real leaves)

 Fall trees (with real leaves)
Image via Karim Jones/Instagram

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

Paper bag turkeys
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These 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

Paper pumpkin pinwheels
Image via Meaningful Mama

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

Leaf bracelet
Image via I Can Teach My Child

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. 

15. Apple stamping

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more fall-themed craft than apple printing (also known as apple stamping). Love how Creative Mama Che drew a tree trunk for her little one to decorate with apples!

Fall crafts for kids of all ages 

16. Glittered acorns

Glittered acorns
Image via Happiness is Homemade

Looking for something fun that will also look cute around the holidays? Try making this glitter acorn specimen from Happiness is Homemade. Very little is required in terms of supplies — especially when acorns are a plenty!

17. Leaf luminaries

fall crafts for kids
Image via Kids Craft Room

How pretty are these leaf luminaries from Kids Craft Room? Kids will love making them and parents and sitters will love that there’s no glue involved!

18. Pumpkin seed tree craft

A creative way to use pumpkin seeds? This sweet pumpkin seed tree craft from One Little Project. The small seeds make for the perfect fall “leaves.” 

19. Hanging pine cone craft

Hanging pine cone craft
Image via The Yoga Nest/Instagram

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.

20. Leaf turkey

Leaf turkey
Image via Jumble Tree/Instagram

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. 

21. Paper cone ghosts

Paper cone ghosts
Image via Hello Wonderful/Instagram

These 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. 

22. Pine cone painting

Another pretty design made with pine cones and little more. Love how this pine cone painting craft from Great Lakes Children’s Museum Traverse City features bright, happy colors.

23. Glittered leaf ornaments

Glittered leaf ornaments
Image via Happy Hooligans

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!

24. Acorn people craft

Truly, this acorn people craft from Fun Activities for Kids couldn’t be easier — and kids will get a kick out of how adorable they look in the end.

25. Painted donut pumpkins

How wonderful are these painted donut pumpkins from The Picket Fences?! Fun to make and adorable on any doorstep or mantel!

26. Pumpkin coasters

Pumpkin coasters
Image via A Spoonful of Sugar Designs

These simple pumpkin coasters from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs are a cool craft for older kids keen to try their hand at sewing. 

27. Pom pom pumpkin

Older kids with a little more dexterity will get a kick out of these pom pom pumpkins from Art Beat. Love these cuties! 

28. Fall nature wreaths

Fall nature wreaths
Image via Fun at Home With Kids

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. 

29. Fall globe

This cool fall globe from Kids Craft Barn is — truly — ridiculously easy to make. And kids of all ages will love the beautiful decoration they’ve created!