38 EASY Fall Crafts for Kids (2024)

Looking for some fall crafts for kids?

I have 38 fun and easy fall crafts that your kids will LOVE! I have a bunch of different themed fall activities included in this article.

Let’s get started with some fall crafts!


#1: Sunflower Noodle Craft

I love sensory crafting. Using noodles to craft is fun, it turns out super cute and the kids love using different materials to create art.

This fall craft is great for the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season. We love having sunflowers around in August and September.

sunflower noodle craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/paper
  • acrylic paint
  • ziplock bags
  • parchment paper
  • art trays
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • pasta/black beans

B. Set-up

Since there weren’t a ton of pasta noodles, we painted them by hand. I did those along with the kids to help it go a little faster! They had fun painting!

We also painted some black macaroni noodles for the center of one of the sunflowers. You can do this step or use black beans.

While the pasta is drying, you can create the sunflowers on cardboard or paper. Take a bowl and trace it with a pencil for the center. Then, paint the center and add googly eyes!

C. Activity

Paint a stem on each sunflower. Then, glue the pasta noodles around the center of the sunflower.

Once the center of the sunflower is dry, glue on the black beans or black macaroni noodles.

Check out the cutest sensory craft! Once everything is all dry, your kids can feel the noodles! Such a fun craft.


#2: Fork Printed Tree Craft

Making fall tree crafts are my favorite during fall time! You are going to see multiple ways to create trees in this article.

This fall craft is adorable, easy, and perfect for kids!

fork printed tree craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • markers
  • washable paint
  • forks

B. Set-up

Draw a tree trunk using a brown marker and color it in.

C. Activity

Have the kids paint the forks and make prints all around the tree! We used red, orange, yellow, and brown paint!

They can also make some prints at the bottom of the page to look like fallen leaves.

This is a cute and simple fall craft that is PERFECT for toddlers and preschoolers.


#3: Alphabet Pumpkins

Here is the cutest fall craft and learning activity for your kids! This is a fun way for kids to practice the alphabet.

I love simple learning set-ups for kids. All you need is a few supplies you most likely have right at home!

alphabet pumpkin learning activity

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • markers
  • clothespins
  • poms
  • washable paint

B. Set-up

Draw a few rows of pumpkins on a vine on a piece of cardstock paper.

Write the letters of the alphabet in each pumpkin.

C. Activity

The kids will attach a craft pom to a clothespin and dip the pom into the orange paint.

The adult will ask the child to find a specific letter and they will use the pom to paint the inside of that pumpkin! This will continue until all the pumpkins are colored in with the paint.

This is a great way for kids to review the letters of the alphabet in a fun and creative way!


#4: Scarecrow Craft

Scarecrows are the perfect fall craft for kids! I love all the color patterns you can make for the scarecrows.

These are adorable and fun to make throughout the fall season.

scarecrow craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • acrylic paint
  • Sharpie
  • scrapbook paper
  • straw
  • glue
  • googly eyes
  • cardstock paper

B. Set-up

Draw a circle on a piece of cardboard and paint it. While you are letting it dry, you can create the scrapbook paper hats, and noses for the scarecrows.

C. Activity

Create the scarecrow’s face but gluing on googly eyes, a triangle nose, and draw a mouth using a Sharpie marker.

Then, add a thin layer of glue at the top of the circle to add the hay for the hair.

Lastly, glue the hat on the back of the circle! This would make a cute fall decoration for around the house!


#5: Apple Tree Name Craft

This simple name craft is perfect for a fall craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

It’s an adorable way to practice name-building skills!

Apple tree name craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • marker

B. Set-up

Draw the pieces for your tree and the apples out of construction paper. You can cut these pieces out or if your child is old enough, they can cut the pieces out.

C. Activity

The kids can write the letters of their name on the apples or you can do this part if you are working on this skill but your child is too young.

They should paste the pieces of the tree on a white piece of paper first. Then, they will glue the apples on the tree to build their name!

This is a simple craft and a fun way to get some learning skills in!

RELATED: Letter Crafts for Kids


#6: Coffee Filter Leaves

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think this activity was going to be as cool as it was. Also, it doesn’t look that amazing until after the leaves dry.

Leaves are the perfect fall craft for kids to create! They will have a blast just scribbling on filters.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Leaf Template

B. Set-up

Scribble on the coffee filters using markers! Then, use a squirt bottle of water to wet the filter (place on an art tray for easy clean up).

C. Activity

Use my free template to trace leaf shapes on the filters when they are dry. Then, cut them out! You can even use these as decor around the house for the fall!


#7: Fall Puffy Paint Crafts

Did you know you could make your own puffy paint with just 3 EASY ingredients?

It only takes 2 minutes to put this fun art activity together for your kids. This is a really fun way to make some fall crafts with the kids.

puffy paint fall animals

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • googly eyes
  • sticks
  • foam shaving cream
  • glue
  • food coloring
  • FREE owl template
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B. Set-up

Make the puffy paint by mixing equal parts foam shaving cream and glue in a bowl. We colored our owl green using food coloring, but you can use whatever food coloring you like.

Mix it and create the puffy paint.

C. Activity

Have the kids scoop out the puffy paint from the bowl using a spoon. Then, they will spread it around using a paintbrush.

Wait a few hours for the puffy paint to dry and check out how it feels! It is so fluffy. This is a great sensory craft for kids.


#8: Paper Loop Sunflower Craft

Kids will love this paper flower craft! It’s neat because the flowers really POP out!

If you have a little one that loves to use scissors and glue, this is a perfect craft for them. This was great for my son because he enjoys both of these activities!

paper loop sunflower craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

colored card stock

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B. Set-up

Use a ruler to create straight lines on a piece of paper. Cut those out!

C. Activity

Create a loop by connecting the two ends of the strips together and using a glue stick to stick them together.

Make a circle using brown paper to be in the middle of the flower. Start gluing the loops to the middle piece/

Once all your loops are completed and glued to the middle piece you can create the stem from paper!

Add some black beans or sunflower seeds to the center of the flower.


#9: Noodle Pumpkin Craft

Here is another cute pasta fall craft for kids! This one is great for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just a fall-themed craft.

I love the use of different noodles for this craft too. It was fun using the wheel pasta.

noodle pumpkin craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/paper
  • acrylic paint
  • ziplock bags
  • parchment paper
  • art trays
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • pasta (wheel and spiral)

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B. Set-up

You can either paint the pasta noodles by hand or you can place them inside a ziplock bag with some acrylic paint and shake it up. Dump out the pasta on parchment paper to let it dry.

The wheel pasta won’t be completely covered with this method because of all the holes in the pasta, so you may have to hand paint the spots it missed!

Then, you can paint the spiral noodles for the leaves of the pumpkins.

While the pasta is drying, you can draw and paint the pumpkins! Add googly eyes and a funny face on each one.

C. Activity

Once the pasta is dry, add a small amount of glue to the noodle and stick it down to the pumpkin around the face you created.

Then, glue down the leaf next to the stem you drew!

How cute and fun is this sensory fall craft for kids?


#10: Apple Tree Cotton Ball Painting

We love testing out different methods of painting. The kids enjoy using a variety of materials.

For this fall craft, we used cotton balls to create an apple tree! I love the prints that the cotton balls left, it makes it look like a real tree!

Cotton Ball Apple Tree Painting

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • construction paper
  • washable paint
  • cotton balls
  • clothespins
  • scissors
  • glue stick
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B. Set-up

Draw and cut out the trunk of your tree and paste it onto the paper.

C. Activity

Attach a clothespin to a cotton ball and have the kids dip it into green paint.

They will make prints all around the trunk to look like a tree. This is a simple craft for toddlers to try out.

Then, have the kids use their fingers to create apples for the tree. They will dip their finger in red paint and make apples all throughout the tree.

They can even make some at the bottom of the page for apples that fall off the tree.

RELATED: Apple Crafts for Kids


#11: Fingerprint Fall Tree Craft

Here’s another fall tree craft! This one is my favorite because it has both the kid’s handprint and fingerprints!

It’s the perfect keepsake. We all know we can’t keep all the crafts the kids make, so the special ones make the cut. This is one of them!

fingerprint Fall tree craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

B. Set-up

Have your little one place their arm on a brown piece of construction paper. Trace their hand and lower arm for the trunk.

Then, cut out the trunk and paste it to white paper!

C. Activity

Add a little brown, yellow, orange, and red paint to a paint tray. Then, have the kids dip their finger in one color and make prints around the trunk.

They will repeat this process for every color you have to make a tree!

This is such an adorable, easy, and fun fall craft for kids.


#12: Leaf Hedgehog Craft

Here is a really fun leaf craft for kids! I love getting the kids outside to grab some leaves to create art with.

We did this one a little before the leaves started to turn colors, so we painted some. You can paint them or wait till the leaves turn colors and use them just the way they are.

leaf hedgehog craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • leaves
  • paint(optional)
  • construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • markers
  • pencil

B. Set-up

Head outside and have the kids grab some leaves. Then, draw and cut out a hedgehog shape on construction paper.

C. Activity

If you are painting the leaves, have the kids start to paint them! We used acrylic paint so they would dry quickly.

Once the leaves are dry, have the kids use school glue to paste the leaves onto the hedgehog’s back for the spikes!

This is a great craft for an animal-themed fall activity.

RELATED: Animal Crafts


#13: Apple Threading Craft

Threading is a great fine motor activity for kids. It helps develop the muscles in their fingers to help them do daily important activities like tying shoes or buttoning shirts.

Make these cute apples for a fall craft and learning activity.

apple bead crafts

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

pony beads

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B. Set-up

Starting stringing colored beads onto a pipe cleaner. The kids should work on color-matching skills for this activity!

C. Activity

After they get about half of the beads on the pipe cleaners, you can start bending the pipe cleaners to make an apple shape. You just bend the bottom a little bit and bring the sides up.

Add some more beads to complete the apple, then twist the pipe cleaner closed.

For the stem, cut a brown pipe cleaner and twist it around the top of the apple. Lastly, cut a green pipe cleaner, bend it, and attach it to the stem.


#14: Pumpkin Seed Counting

Here’s a great way to craft and get some learning in as well!

I love the pumpkin seeds for this craft activity. It’s such a fun way for the kids to practice counting.

pumpkin seed counting craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/orange cardstock
  • paint (optional)
  • pumpkin seeds
  • glue
  • markers
  • box cutter

B. Set-up

Draw and cut out pumpkins on a piece of cardboard. If you don’t want to use cardboard, you can just use orange cardstock paper!

Once you have the pumpkin shape, cut it down to the center.

C. Activity

Write a number on one side of the pumpkin. Then, have a bowl of pumpkin seeds ready for the kids.

They should tell you the number on the side of the pumpkin before they begin counting. Then, they will count out the pumpkin seeds individually and glue them onto the cardboard/paper.

These can be kept for tactile learning and counting boards! This is such a fun fall craft and activity.


#15: Leaf Fall Tree Craft

You can tell I love my fall tree crafts. Here’s another fun way to make a fall tree. I love this one because you can actually use some leaves from outside!

The kids love going to collect the leaves. They also love revealing the prints.

leaf printed fall tree craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • marker
  • washable paint
  • leaves

B. Set-up

Draw a tree trunk using a brown marker and fill it in. Then, go collect leaves from outside. Try to choose the same kind of leaves for this activity so it looks the same.

C. Activity

Have the kids paint the leaves and make prints around the tree trunk. I suggest starting from the bottom to make the prints and work your way up around the tree.

We used washable paint for this activity, but you can also use acrylic paint.

The kids will love seeing the prints that the leaves make on the paper. This is such a simple and fun fall craft!

RELATED: Pumpkin Crafts


#16: Pasta Owl Craft

Pasta crafts are fun for the kids to do! They always turn so cute and colorful.

These owls are perfect for a fall craft! They turn out adorable.

owl pasta craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • bow tie pasta
  • leaves
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • art tray
  • parchment paper

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B. Set-up

Head outside and grab some leaves for the kids to paint! Then, the kids will head inside and paint the leaves.  If it’s fall time and the leaves are already colored, you can skip this part!

Line an art tray with parchment paper. Then, have the kids start painting the bow tie pasta. Since there aren’t that many, they can paint them individually.

If you want it to go a little faster, add the pasta to a ziplock bag, add some acrylic paint inside and shake. You will dump it out to dry, but there will be spots that need to be handpainted due to the shape of the pasta.

C. Activity

Create an owl shape out of cardstock or construction paper. Also, create a beak and feet and have the kids paste them on!

Once the leaves and bow tie pasta are dry, have the kids use school glue to paste these items on!

It takes about 30 minutes for the acrylic paint to fully dry.

Lastly, add on googly eyes and check out your cute owl craft!


#17: Apple Stamping Craft

Using apples is perfect for a fall craft for kids!

The kids get to learn about patterns, use different methods to paint, and use googly eyes! Yes, the googly eyes are the best part :).

apple stamping

 How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

easel paper

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B. Set-up

Cut the apples in half for the kids to use. Make sure it’s smooth so the stamps turn out well on paper.

C. Activity

Start by creating a pattern on the paper. The kids should continue the pattern by dipping the apple in the paint. In the end, let the kids add googly eyes to each of the apples! They can glue them on, or if the paint is wet, they can stick them on the paint!


#18: Candy Corn Noodle Craft

Candy corn is a staple fall and Halloween candy! Your kids will LOVE making these fun and colorful candy corn crafts.

Using noodles for crafting is fun, and it’s super easy for the kids to do.

candy corn craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/paper
  • acrylic paint
  • ziplock bags
  • parchment paper
  • art trays
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • wheel pasta

B. Set-up

You can either paint the pasta noodles by hand, or you can place them inside a ziplock bag with some acrylic paint and shake it up. Dump out the pasta on parchment paper to let it dry.

The wheel pasta won’t be completely covered with this method because of all the holes in the pasta, so you may have to hand-paint the spots it missed!

While the pasta is drying, you can draw and paint the candy corn on cardboard! Add googly eyes and a funny face to each one.

C. Activity

Once the pasta is dry, add a small amount of glue to the noodle and stick it down to the candy corn around the face you created. We even added some cute little cheeks!

This is a great color-matching activity for the kids! They should match up the colored pasta to the paint color on the candy corn.

What a fun and colorful craft for fall or Halloween!


#19: FREE Fall Color by Code

This color-by-code fall craft is a fun way for kids to work on numbers!

My son loves the color-by-code printables SO much! They are by far his favorite learning activity.

fall color by code

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • Color by Code sheets
  • crayons
  • markers
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B. Set-up

Print off the sheets that you want to use!

C. Activity

Make sure your child understands how to read the key at the top of the page. Then, they will color each number in the picture based on what the key says.

These are my kid’s favorite out of all the printables I create. They love revealing the picture at the end!


#20: Apple Seed Counting Puzzles

This apple seed activity is a fun math craft for fall!

I love hands-on learning activities like this! It’s a great way to work on number recognition and counting skills.

apple seed activity

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • black beans
  • glue
  • box cutter
  • marker

B. Set-up

Draw some apple shapes on cardboard, cut them out using a box cutter, and paint them red, green, and yellow.

After they dry, use a box cutter to cut each apple in the middle.

C. Activity

Write a number on one side of the apple. Have the kids identify that number, then glue the number of black beans on the other side.

Then, mix up the pieces and see if they can match up the number with the correct amount of black beans!


#21: Leaf Printing

How fun and colorful are these leaf prints? Painting leaves is a fun fall craft for kids!

My favorite part about this activity is heading out to collect the leaves with the kids. They have so much fun!

leaf print craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • washable paint
  • leaves
  • paintbrush
  • paint tray

B. Set-up

The kids will head outside to collect the leaves for the project! We tried to collect several different kinds, so there was a variety on the paper.

C. Activity

The kids will paint the leaves, flip them over on the paper, and press down all around to make sure the entire print shows up.

Slowly peel up the leaf from the paper to reveal the prints. We used rainbow colors for each one, but you can use any color you want.

I think it would be fun to do this again and use fall colors!


#22: Owl Paper Plates

How cool are these paper plate owls? They are easy and such a fun fall craft if you are looking for an animal craft!

I love looking at the owl’s big eyes! Paper plate crafts are simple and fun.

owl paper plate craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • acrylic paint
  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • hot glue
  • acrylic paint marker

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B. Set-up

Fold both sides of the paper plate towards the middle of the plate to be the wings. Then, fold down the top of the paper plate to be the head.

Paint your paper plates using acrylic paint! We decided to make our owl brown, but you can choose whatever color you would like!

While the plates are drying, you can create the owl’s eyes and beak out of colored paper.

C. Activity

We hot glued the head down so it would stay down; I would suggest doing this step too! Tape or regular glue won’t have it stay as good.

Add on your eyes and beak using a glue stick or glue!

Lastly, draw on some feathers using an acrylic paint marker. This is the cutest owl craft!

RELATED: Owl Crafts


#23: Ripped Paper Pumpkins

I have another cute and fun pumpkin craft for toddlers and preschoolers! Plus, this is a FREE printable!

Practice some fine motor skills by doing this fun ripped paper pumpkin activity.

ripped paper pumpkins

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • FREE printable
Click HERE for your FREE Ripped Paper Pumpkins

B. Set-up

Print off your free printable!

C. Activity

Your kids will rip orange construction paper into small pieces. They will use a glue stick to paste them onto the pumpkin.

If you don’t want to make this a ripped paper craft, you can also have them color the pumpkin, use scrunched tissue paper, or dot markers!

Have them write their name at the bottom and give this to someone special for Halloween!


#24: Leaf Ghosts

What a fun combination of a Halloween and fall craft. This is a must-try leaf craft this season.

Making ghosts out of leaves is easy, and they turn out cool.

leaf ghost craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • leaves
  • acrylic paint
  • black Sharpie
  • white chalk marker

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B. Set-up

Head outside and have the kids pick some leaves! We chose to pick maple leaves because they are big and look more like ghosts, but you can use any sort of leaf for this project.

C. Activity

Have the kids paint the leaves using acrylic paint! We used white, orange, black, and purple for Halloween colors.

Let the leaves dry! This will take about 20 minutes.

Then, the kids will use a black marker to create the ghost’s face. If you decide to make a black leaf, they will use a white chalk marker to make a face!

You can even create decor using these leaves by using a hole puncher to punch a hole at the top of the leaves and string a string through it. Hang it up on the mantel!


#25: Milk Jug Ghost Craft

This is one of my favorite outdoor fall crafts to make with the kids. It’s easy and fun to make.

The kids love seeing these ghosts light up on trick or treat!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • empty milk jugs
  • acrylic paint
  • box cutter
  • tea lights

B. Set-up

Rinse out any milk that could be left in the jug.

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C. Activity

Create an opening in the back of the milk jug to add to the tea lights. You’ll do this with a box cutter.

Check out the video above to see how the opening should look.

Then, create a face for the ghosts using black acrylic paint. We made two eyes and a mouth.

Lastly, add the tea lights in and place them outside! They are adorable, lighting up on trick or treat.

Check out the rest of my ghost crafts by clicking the link below.

RELATED: Ghost Crafts


#26: Stuffed Bag Scarecrow Craft

This is one of my favorite fall crafts to make with the kids. These scarecrows are the cutest.

I love stuffed bag crafts. It takes me back to when I was a kid.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper bag
  • newspaper
  • stapler
  • scrapbook paper
  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • paint
  • black marker

B. Set-up

Paint the top of your bag yellow for the hair of the scarecrow. You just need to paint about 1/4 of the bag yellow.

Then, make cuts using scissors in the bag to look like hair!

C. Activity

Once that is dry, stuff the bag with newspaper. Then, fold the hair down and staple the bag shut.

Make a hat for the scarecrows using cardstock paper! We also used scrapbook paper for the strip on the hats.

Create your scarecrow face out of cardstock paper. We made two circles for the eyes and two for the cheeks. Then, we made a triangle for the nose.

Draw a mouth using a black marker.

Set these out around the house! What an adorable fall craft for any age.


#27: Ripped Apple Plate Craft

Looking for an easy apple craft for kids? This apple craft is perfect for working on those fine motor skills.

This apple craft is good for all ages but especially toddlers and preschoolers.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Have the kids start ripping pieces of red construction paper.

C. Activity

They will use a glue stick to attach the red pieces of construction paper onto the plate.

Try to fill up as much space on the plate as possible!

Then, cut out a square of brown construction paper for the stem and a leaf shape out of green paper.

Paste these to the back of the plate. This is such a simple apple craft!

RELATED: Paper Plate Crafts


#28: Cork Pumpkin Craft

These cork pumpkins are adorable for kids and adults to make!

This fall craft makes for the perfect DIY decor for the fall season.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • wine corks
  • twine
  • hot glue
  • paint
  • leaves

B. Set-up

Paint some wine corks orange! We used a light and dark orange, I love how these turned out.

If you want to make a small pumpkin, you need 10 corks. When making the large pumpkin, you need 24 corks.

Paint the entire cork. You can see the sides of it.

C. Activity

Create a stem for the pumpkin by painting 1 cork brown.

Once the corks are dry, you can start hot gluing theming together.

When making the small pumpkins, the rows will be: 3/4/3

If you are making large pumpkins, the rows will be: 4/5/6/5/4

Glue the brown cork on the back of the pumpkin, sticking a little bit out so it looks like the stem.

We grabbed some real leaves from outside and glued them to the top of the pumpkins. Lastly, add a piece of twine around the stem!

How cute are these little pumpkins?


#29: Salt Leaf Craft

Salt painting is one of m favorite art projects to do. The kids love it each time too!

It’s fun to watch the watercolors flow through the salt. We made leaves for this fall craft!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • salt
  • glue
  • watercolors
  • pencil

B. Set-up

Draw leaf shapes using a pencil on cardstock paper. You have to use cardstock paper for this project, or it’ll just fall apart.

C. Activity

Outline the shapes in glue and then sprinkle salt all over the glue. Use an art tray underneath and dump the excess.

Use watercolor paints to paint the salt! You can do this right away, you don’t have to wait for the glue to dry.

Then, you can paint the inside if you want as well!

One thing I like to tell people about these salt projects is that they aren’t meant to keep. It’s a fun process art activity. The salt will fall off.

One thing you can do to keep it a little longer is to place the paper inside a sheet protector and hang it up.

RELATED: Painting Ideas


#30: Sunflower Cupcake Liner Craft

Here’s a great craft to work on some scissor skills! This fall craft is perfect for September.

I love using cupcake liners for crafts. They are fun and easy for the kids to use.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • large cupcake liners
  • small cupcake liners
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • green paper
  • cardstock paper
  • black beans
  • glue

B. Set-up

Flatten large yellow cupcake liners and make some slits around the entire thing.

Then, do the same with a small brown cupcake liner.

C. Activity

Use a glue stick to paste down the yellow cupcake liner first, then glue the brown cupcake liner inside.

Add a little glue in the center of the brown liner and add in a few black beans for the center of the sunflower.

Use green paint to paint the stem of the flower. We also added some grass at the bottom of the page.

Lastly, we used a small green cupcake liner and cut it into triangles for the leaves of the flower.

I love how this one turns out. I especially love the orange paper for the fall season.


#31: Oil Pastel Leaf Craft

Using oil pastels is a fun and different supply that kids love to use.

This fall craft is easy and turns out absolutely stunning! I love seeing all the fall colors together.

leaf craft pastels

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Leaf Template

B. Set-up

Print off my free leaf template, cut it out, and use masking tape to tape it to the center of the black paper.

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C. Activity

The kids will start with one color of oil pastel, and they will start coloring around the leaf. They can color on the template!

Then, they will continue to rotate colors around the entire leaf. We started out just by extending the line just a little with the template on.

Once we removed the template, we saw what it looked like and wanted to make the lines longer so it took up the entire page. Check out the video to see the details of what I am talking about.

This is a simple and fun leaf craft toddlers, preschoolers, and kids can do!

#32: Toilet Paper Sunflower Craft

Use a toilet paper roll to make these awesome sunflowers! The kids loved this fun fall craft.

We even added in some real sunflower seeds.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • toilet paper roll
  • scissors
  • acrylic paint
  • sunflower seeds
  • paint brush
  • glue

B. Set-up

Make small slits into the bottom of a toilet paper roll using scissors. Then, fold them back to look like a flower shape.

Check out the video below to see how it should look.

YouTube video

C. Activity

You can either dip the toilet paper roll in yellow paint or use a paintbrush to paint each section of the roll.

Then, make prints on cardstock paper. Once you have all the prints, use a paintbrush to paint the center of each flower brown.

Let that section dry, then add a thin layer of glue in the center.

Sprinkle some sunflower seeds in the middle of each flower. This was one of my kid’s favorite fall crafts.


#33: Fingerprint Leaf Craft

Here’s another way you can use the FREE leaf template to create some fall crafts.

This one is an adorable keepsake that can be hung up all season. Seeing their little fingerprints in crafts is so cute!

leaf fingerprinting craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • paint
  • masking tape
  • FREE leaf template
Click HERE for your FREE Leaf Template

B. Set-up

Print off my template, cut it out, and use masking tape to tape it to the white paper.

C. Activity

Have the kids dip one finger into the paint. They will make fingerprint marks all around the leaf. Tell them to try to cover as much of the paper as they can with their prints.

Then, they will make fingerprints all around the leaf. Once the entire leaf is covered, an adult can slowly remove the leaf shape from the paper.

Reveal what it looks like! This is such a cute and simple leaf craft for kids!

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#34: Black Glue Leaf Art

Make your own black glue to create some beautiful art projects! It’s super easy.

This is such a pretty fall craft to make with kids of all ages!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • glue
  • black acrylic paint
  • watercolors
  • hair dryer (optional)

B. Set-up

Make the black glue by using a half-used bottle of glue and black acrylic paint. Squirt the paint in the glue container and shake.

This will turn the glue black! I don’t measure how much I add in; I just squirt a bunch in!

C. Activity

Create leaf shapes on cardstock paper with a pencil. Then, outline them with the glue you created.

One hack is to use a hair dryer to dry the glue so you don’t have to leave it over night to dry. Just tape the piece of paper down to a flat surface and use a low setting and dry for a few minutes.

Use watercolors to paint inside the leaves! This is such a pretty and fun fall craft to try!


#35: Suncatcher Leaves

We love making suncatchers. They make really cute decorations around the house or classroom!

Plus, they are really pretty. These fall crafts are simple for preschoolers and toddlers to do.

leaf suncatcher craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

Create a leaf shape out of cardstock paper. Cut it out and poke the center out using a pencil and scissors to cut.

You can write the kid’s name on the leaf if you are a classroom teacher; this is a really cute back-to-school craft to hang up on the windows.

YouTube video

C. Activity

Cut a piece of contact paper and place the leaf shape onto it. Then, cut off the extra pieces of contact paper.

Have the kids place tissue paper squares onto the contact paper. They can use one color or multiple tissue paper colors!

Then, cut another piece of contact paper and place it on the side with the tissue paper squares so they stay on.

Hang these up on the window. These look so pretty in the light!


#36: Leaf Plate Wreath

How cute are these handprint leaves? I can’t get enough of handprint crafts. They make perfect fall decor too!

This fall craft is perfect for hanging up in the classroom, too, if you are a teacher!

handprint leaf wreath craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • acrylic paint
  • acrylic paint marker
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • paper plate

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B. Set-up

Paint your little one’s hand red, orange, yellow or green, and have them make a print on white cardstock paper.

Make sure to press down on the entire hand to make sure the print shows all the way up.

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C. Activity

Wait for the handprint to dry. This should only take about 15 minutes to dry!

Use an acrylic paint marker to make the markings on the leaves!

Create your own fall wreath with their handprints! Use a pencil to poke a hole through a paper plate and cut out the center. Then, paste the handprints all around the paper plate! I would use a gluestick to attach the hands or a small amount of hot glue.


#37: Build a Scarecrow Free Printable

I have the cutest fall craft for you, and it’s FREE!

This is a great activity to do in the classroom or at home to work on some cutting and pasting skills.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • markers
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • free printable
Click HERE for your Build a Scarecrow Craft

B. Set-up

There are two versions available. Print off either the colored version or black and white version.

If you choose the black-and-white version, the kids will color the background and scarecrow of their choice.

C. Activity

Once they color the scarecrow and the background they can start cutting out the pieces.

If they are doing the colored version, they can just begin cutting the pieces out!

Have them paste the scarecrow pieces together to make their own scarecrow. This is a great way to work on cutting and pasting skills!


#38: Free Fall Learning Pack

I have a free fall activity pack that has some fun fall learning themes for you to use at home or in the classroom!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • pencil
  • markers
  • scissors
Click HERE for your free Fall Learning Pack

B. Set-up

Print off the pages that you want the kids to work on!

C. Activity

Work on beginning sounds, middle sounds, ending sounds, scissor skills, tracing, drawing, and math skills with this pack.

There are fall and Halloween themes included in this pack!


#38: Fall Count and Color Books

Here’s a perfect way to combine fall crafts and learning!

Grab my free count and color books for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. There are a lot of fun and cute themes inside these books.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • crayons
  • markers
  • stapler
Click HERE to get your FREE Fall Counting Book
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B. Set-up

Print off the books you want your kids to complete at home or in the classroom.

C. Activity

These books work on counting from numbers 1-10. They have the kids work on writing, counting, reading, and coloring!

Do each of these throughout the fall season! The kids will love to color them and then staple them together in order to flip through.


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Fall crafts are so much fun to do with the kids! It’s actually my favorite time of year to craft. The themes for fall are my favorite.

I hope you can find some fall crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

Happy Crafting!

Deena

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