Whether it is a class project or a weekend activity, fall crafts never fail. These fall crafts for kids will challenge their imagination and creativity.
1. The Cute, Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins
They are just like your regular jack-o’lantern. These crafts are also unique. To make this, you can prepare a saw, glue gun, paint brush, some balsa wood sticks, wire cutters, floral wire (coiled), and brown and orange acrylic paints.
What to do:
- With the orange acrylic paint, paint the wooden plaque. Leave it to dry.
- While waiting for the orange paint to dry, use the brown acrylic one to paint the balsa wood sticks. Let them dry.
- While waiting for the drying brown paint, take the small saw. Cut the balsa wood sticks to the size you want. They are for the pumpkin “stems”.
- To the wood slice’s back, glue the balsa wood sticks.
- Cut the coiled, floral wire for the length you want. Wrap it around the balsa wood sticks.
- Curl the coiled wire with your fingers. Try not to cut your skin by accident.
2. The Mason Jar Scarecrow
As one of the fall crafts, mason jars are perfect for scarecrows. Prepare a Mason jar, scissors, orange, black, cream, and tan acrylic craft paints. Also, have the glue gun, faux hay, paint brushes, burlap ribbon, black marker (permanent), googly eyes, and a fake sunflower.
What to do:
- With a large, flat-tipped paintbrush, paint the mason jar’s surface. Let it dry.
- Use a smaller paintbrush. Paint an orange triangle on the mason jar’s front center for the scarecrow’s nose. Use the marker to paint the smile. Add small cream circles at each corner for the cheeks.
- Glue the eyes to the right spots above the nose.
- Cut the straws for the intended size. Tie them together. Glue them to each mason jar’s top side for the hair.
- Cut the burlap ribbon for the appropriate length. Tie it around the mason jar’s top. Glue it there. Glue a fake sunflower to the top.
3. The Thanksgiving Pie Garland
These fall crafts for kids are also easy to make. You only have to prepare a twine, pie slice template, 9’ x 11’’ cardstock, crafts scoring board ruler, craft knife, dual-temperature glue gun, cutting mat, and white pom-poms (if you want).
What to do:
- With the craft knife, ruler, and cutting mat, create many diamond-shaped cut-outs from the cardstock. Fold them in half and glue them in the shape of triangular pie slices.
- Use a 7’’ x ¾’’ cardstock strip to score down its length at each half. Fold at the score lines in an accordion style for the crust.
- Glue the crust’s bottom folds onto the pie slice’s top edge. Make it slightly rounder. Use the white pom-poms for “whipped cream”.
- For your “apple pie slices”, glue down lattice pattern strips of half a cardstock. Trim off the excess and glue the crust on top of the lattice.
4. The Mini Farmhouse Fall Wood Signs
Depending on their age, your kids might need a little help on the woodworking part. They can draw or write on the papers or cardboards with Halloween-theme ideas.
The drawn or written papers or cardboards can be slipped into the wood frames. Then they are ready to display.
5. The Autumnal Wall Decoration
This is also one of the easiest fall crafts you can think of. Pick up the real tree branch from the park. Glue it permanently to your wall. However, the leaves will turn brown before they wither and die.
When that happens, you can change the leaves with the fake ones. Glue them to the tree branch.
6. The Paper Pumpkin Craft
This is also another unique idea for a Halloween decoration. The materials are also easy to find. Just prepare 3 different colors of construction or stock papers: orange, green, and brown. Also prepare stapler and staples, strings, and scissors.
What to do:
- With a piece of orange paper, cut it into several one-inched strips. Then cut the strips this way: two strips of 11’’, two strips of 9’’, two strips of 7’’, and a strip of 6’’.
- Put them together into a pumpkin shape, starting from the smallest into the biggest out. The top should be flush and stapled. Do the same thing for the other end of the
- Cut a green paper into leaf-shaped pieces. Around a pencil, curl the stem. Staple the leaves and the on one tip of the paper pumpkin.
- Last but not least, staple the string to the same tip.
Your paper pumpkin is ready to hang.
7. The Old-school Coloring Page
Oldschool styles never die and this one is perfect for toddlers. Just print out or have the coloring books with the autumn-theme ready. Let them use crayons, coloring pencils, or markers. This idea still works wonders for their motoric skills.
8. The Harvest Hat Wreath
This is also another one of fall crafts for kids if yours are a little bit older. To welcome Thanksgiving (and perhaps Halloween too), this harvest hat wreath is perfect on your front door.
With a coiled floral wire, curl it into the shape of a hat. Wrap a long, dark-colored burlap ribbon around it. Secure each end with a glue. For the frills, glue burlap ribbon pieces of different colors around the brim. Wait for the glue to dry before hanging the hat by the front door.
9. The Pine Cone Owl
You would love this project so much. Kids always love cute stuff like this pine cone owl. It uses 2 acorn cups, a small circle of heavy card, 2 leaves, pine cones, hot glue, googly eyes, and orange craft foam.
What to do:
- Copying the size of the pine cone’s flat end, cut a circle of card.
- Cut the orange foam into the shapes of a beak and two feet.
- Glue the feet to the pine cone’s flat base.
- For the owl to remains erect, glue the pine cone’s base to the card.
- Glue the eyes inside acorn cups. Put them near the pine cone’s top.
- Glue the beak and the leaves for wings.
10. The Wooden Snowman
It is never too early for a Christmas decoration. Arrange some wooden pallets together. Paint the face with permanent markers. Glue a burlap ribbon. And voila! You can get this craft in no time.
There you go! These are the fall crafts your kids will love. Simply ask your children to make these projects to welcoming the fall together. And see how happy they’ll be!