I just love Fall, and fall crafts for kids! The season is changing with beautiful fall leaves. There are pinecones, and nature to explore! The smells are amazing! Crisp fall air, apple orchards, and harvesting pumpkins. There are so many opportunities to experience Fall with colorful art and craft activities. Fall-themed crafts are a great way to learn about the many parts of fall we enjoy so much!

FALL CRAFT IDEAS AND ART PROJECTS FOR KIDS

LEARNING WITH FALL ART AND CRAFT IDEAS

Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art and crafts are a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.

Simple easy Fall crafts allow toddlers to preschoolers to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Creative work, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences. In other words, it’s good for them!

Fall Craft Activities

FALL CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Click on the links below to enjoy a new fall craft this season. There are apple crafts, pumpkin crafts, leaf projects and more!

APPLE CRAFTS

COFFEE FILTER APPLES

Coffee filters and markers is all you need for this fun Fall craft.

Coffee Filter Apples

PAPER APPLE CRAFT

Transform paper into apples with a 3D fall craft that doubles as art and STEM! Make table decorations, try doodle art, and get creative with super simple materials. 

3D Apple Craft

APPLE STAMPING

Get stamping or printmaking this fall with a fun process art activity that uses apples as paintbrushes.

Apple Stamping

APPLE PAINTING IN A BAG

Try mess-free apple painting in a bag. Fall finger painting for toddlers without the big clean up.

Apple Painting In A Bag

APPLE BUBBLE WRAP PRINTS

Bubble wrap is definitely more than just a squishy packing material that’s fun for kids to pop! Here you can use it to create fun and colorful apple prints for Fall.

Apple Bubble Wrap Prints

FIZZY APPLE PAINTING

This fizzy apple painting activity is a fun way to dig into a bit of science and art all at the same time!  Make your own baking soda paint and enjoy a fizzing chemical reaction.

Fizzy Apple Art

YARN APPLES

This fall craft is super simple to pull together with yarn and cardboard but is also super fun for small fingers!

Yarn Apples

BLACK GLUE APPLES

Black glue is a cool art technique that is perfect for Fall art. All you need is some paint and glue.

Apple Black Glue Art

LEGO APPLE TREE

LEGO and Fall! Two of our favorite things! Get crafty with basic bricks with this LEGO apple tree mosaic.

LEGO APPLES

LEGO Apples

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LEAF CRAFTS

Fall is the best time for leaf crafts.  Easy, affordable and fun for all ages! Get out into nature and collect your own colorful fall leaves to use. Alternatively, try these leaf projects with our free leaf template printables.

LEAF PAINTING IN A BAG

Try mess-free leaf painting in a bag. Finger painting for toddlers to preschoolers without the big clean up!

Leaf Painting In A Bag

YARN LEAVES

This leaf craft is super simple to pull together with yarn and cardboard but is also super fun for small fingers!

Fall Leaf Craft

BLACK GLUE LEAVES

Black glue is a cool art technique that is perfect for Fall leaf art. All you need is some paint and glue.

Leaf Art With Black Glue

LEAF SALT PAINTING

Even if your kiddos aren’t the crafty type, every kid loves to paint with salt and watercolor or food coloring. Combine science and art with this easy absorption process. 

Leaf Salt Painting

LEAF CRAYON RESIST PAINTING

Use real leaves to make a simple leaf painting using watercolor paints and white crayons as a resist. Easy to do for a cool effect!

Leaf Crayon Resist Art

SPICED LEAF ART

Have a go at sensory painting with this easy natural scented leaf spice painting.

LEAF MARBLE ART

Marbles make a cool paintbrush in this super simple to set up activity for fall! Process art is amazing fun for preschoolers!

Leaf Marble Art

FALL LEAF ZENTANGLE

These zentangle leaves are a fun Fall take on a classic zentangle art activity

Leaf Zentangle

LEAF RUBBINGS

Collect your own colorful fall leaves and turn them into Leaf rubbing art with our step by step instructions. A great way for preschoolers and elementary kids to make colorful art from nature.

Leaf Rubbings

LEAF POP ART

Combine a repeating leaf pattern and color to create fun pop art inspired by the famous artist, Andy Warhol! 

Leaf Pop Art

MATISSE LEAF ART

Combine bright colors with real leaves to create fun abstract art inspired by the famous artist, Henri Matisse! Matisse art for kids is also a great way to explore art with kiddos of all ages.

Matisse Leaf Art

O’KEEFFE FALL LEAVES

Combine the colors of fall with our leaves printable to create a fun fall leaf art project inspired by the famous artist, Georgia O’Keeffe!

O’Keeffe Leaves

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PINECONE CRAFTS

Nature’s bounty makes for fun fall crafts in this super simple to set up a process art activity for fall! Grab a handful of pinecones for fantastic art and craft activities for kids. Click on each image below to explore a pinecone activity this fall!

PUMPKIN CRAFTS

The wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, have you ever been on one of those? I know we remember it fondly every time October rolls around. Pumpkins are such a classic fall theme and it is an amazing time for fun pumpkins activities.

Click on each link below to get started with these easy and hands-on pumpkin crafts for kids with our free printable pumpkin shaped templates!

PUMPKIN PAINTING IN A BAG

Try mess-free pumpkin painting in a bag. Finger painting for little ones without the big clean up.

Pumpkin Painting In A Bag

PUMPKIN BUBBLE WRAP PRINTS

Bubble wrap is definitely more than just a squishy packing material that’s fun for kids to pop! Here you can use it to create fun and colorful pumpkin prints for Fall.

Pumpkin Bubble Wrap Prints

YARN PUMPKINS

This pumpkin craft is super simple to pull together with yarn and cardboard but is also super fun for small fingers!

Yarn Pumpkins

BLACK GLUE PUMPKINS

Black glue is a cool art technique that is perfect for Fall pumpkin art. All you need is some paint and glue.

Pumpkin Art With Black Glue

PUMPKIN DOT ART

Grab the hole puncher and let’s get started with this fun and colorful pumpkin art project that also doubles as pointillism art! Little fingers with test their fine motor skills in all sorts of ways as they punch and paste with this easy pumpkin craft.

Pumpkin Dot Art

PAPER PUMPKINS

Transform paper into pumpkins with a 3D pumpkin art project that doubles as art and STEM! Make table decorations, try doodle art, and get creative with super simple materials. 

Pumpkin Paper Craft

ZENTANGLE PUMPKIN

These zentangle pumpkins are a fun Fall take on a classic zentangle art activity

Pumpkin Zentangle

FIZZY PUMPKIN ART

This fizzy pumpkin art activity is a fun way to dig into a bit of science and art all at the same time!  Make your own baking soda paint and enjoy a fizzing chemical reaction.

Fizzy Pumpkins

PUMPKIN SKITTLES PAINTING

Learn how to turn skittles candy into paint and create a pumpkin painting for a fun fall theme art activity.

Have leftover skittles candy? Try our pumpkin skittles experiment!

Pumpkin Painting

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MORE FUN FALL CRAFT IDEAS

Fall is even better because it is the time of year that includes Thanksgiving and Halloween. Our Halloween crafts and Halloween activities are so fun and easy!

Halloween can be such a fun and novel holiday for kids. It certainly doesn’t have to be scary or frightening.  Instead it can be a little creepy, crawly and filled with silly Halloween play and learning too! 

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Our Thanksgiving crafts and activities are sure to be a hit anytime during the season.  They also make for fun play and learning leading up to Thanksgiving. No need to rush Fall! You can still enjoy the bounty of the harvest in everyday play.

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FUN AND EASY FALL CRAFT IDEAS FOR KIDS

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