There are so many fun fall-themed arts and crafts that I actually had trouble narrowing down my list! Take a look at some of the crafts I've compiled, and see what works best for you and your little one. There are ideas for all ages and varying degrees of effort. :)
I saw this one from Toddler Approved and had to give it a try. Painting in a baggy is such a good idea, especially for toddlers! This is great for painting fall-themed pictures, like leaves or acorns, but it can be used for lots of different themes or for no theme at all! It's simple and mess-free, but still allows for exploration and artistic expression. Love it!
Here are the materials we used:
|To prep, I cut out a few different types of leaves from card stock I also traced the outline in permanent black marker and drew some veins.|
|Then, I put a few drops of each color paint in the zip lock bag with the paper leaf and made sure to zip it closed tight.|
|The kids smashed and spread the paint around the bag, painting their leaves. It was a little hard for the toddlers to get it to all the edges, so Grace and I helped a little.|
|Here are the finished products. I love how colorful they turned out,and they make fun fall decorations!|
Fall tree crafts
On one of my recent trips to the Dollar Tree, I found this bag of little foam leaf stickers.
Grace and I decided to use them to make some fun fall tree pictures.
|For this one, she used brown paint to create a tree, and then stuck the leaves onto her tree.|
We had so many leaf stickers left that she wanted to make another one. For this one, I drew a scene with two trees, and she colored it and added the leaves.
I think they both turned out pretty cute!
Here are some other fun fall crafts that we haven't tried yet:
|Leaf rubbings from Land of Once Upon a Time|
|How cute are these yarn trees from 3 Dinosaurs? Such a simple idea and best for kids ages 3 and older.|
|Fall tree cork painting from Formula Mom|
|Fall Maracas from Blog Me Mom|
|Autumn Leaf Suncatchers|
These awesome sun catchers could be made in the shape of leaves or acorns too!
|Leaf glitter from Parents|
|Leaf people from Playing With Words 365|
This great little craft was created by Katie at Playing with Words 365 to go along with the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. She gives some great ideas for speech development to go with the activity.
I hope you found some inspiration for a fall craft with your little one! Check back later for some fall-themed foods.