The Best Easy Fall Crafts Your Kids Will Love this Autumn

A change in the weather and cosying up at home makes autumn the perfect time for some fun and easy fall crafts for kids from toddlers up. We love doing these kinds of crafts around this time of year and I know you will too!  If you're wondering how to make fall crafts, I’ve rounded up a variety of ideas for you. This list of autumn craft ideas includes everything from painting trees to paper scarecrows, and even a cute bird feeder made from a pine cone!

These cute autumn crafts are so much fun to do and great for welcoming the fall season! There is a lot of variety on this list so I know you’ll enjoy doing some of these crafts with your children.

How do you teach autumn to preschoolers?

Get them outside in nature experiencing the changing colours and the falling leaves. Many of these fun autumn crafts for kids double as learning opportunities.

Kids can learn about the changing seasons, seeds and plant life cycles, the life cycle of an apple, or even a discussion about the different animals.

How do you make easy fall crafts?

All these crafts are suitable for kids of all ages, and some have easy printable templates and outlines for kids to paint or colour on.

Plus, they can learn fine motor skills with cotton wool ball painting, cutting and assembling the paper crafts.

I hope you enjoy these fun fall crafts for kids! Scroll down for the full list of some of the BEST fall crafts your kids will love to do this year.

The BEST Fall Crafts for Kids

Cotton Ball Tree Painting

This is fun painting is a great way to kick off the start of autumn! Great for home education lessons too as you can discuss the change of seasons and the leaves changing colours.

Fall Leaf Painting

Get outside and collect some fallen leaves for this art project! Kids will love using leaves to create a fun painting.

Scarecrow Paper Bag Puppet

Kids will love helping to assemble this fun scarecrow! Since it’s a puppet craft, they’ll get lots of pretend play out of it afterwards too.

Paper Tube Scarecrow

Grab some toilet paper rolls laying around and turn them into a scarecrow with this project! This is such a cute project kids will love this time of year.

Leaf Suncatcher Craft

Make a suncatcher to hang on the window for autumn! This leaf suncatcher is such a fun craft for fall and so simple to put together.

Craft Stick Apples

Perfect for apple picking season, have kids assemble these cute apples. This is such a fun craft and great for learning about apples, harvest, seeds and plant life cycles.

Paper Plate Apples

Another craft that doubles as a great lesson. Grab some paper plates to make this cute and fun apple craft! It makes a wonderful basis for a wall display too.

Keep the apple theme going with these easy delicious apple recipes to bake with kids:

Fall Tissue Paper Tree

Tissue paper crafts are some of our favorites! This cute tree is so much fun to put together (and great for keeping kids busy for a few minutes).

Paper Acorn Craft

How cute is this little acorn?! Such a fun fall craft for kids that even includes a template to make it super easy. Our girls LOVE this one!

Squirrel Puppet Crafts

This puppet is SO CUTE! Squirrels are such a huge part of fall and it couldn’t get any better than this easy 15-minute autumn craft idea.

Paper Plate Acorn

Assemble this cute paper plate acorn made from paper and pipe cleaners! Super easy to do and a lot of fun to make.

Apple Painting Activity

If you love apple picking, grab a few extra just for painting! This activity includes a free printable and while it does get a bit messy, it's so much fun for kids.

Paper Hedgehog Crafts

This free hedgehog printable is so cute and can be used for multiple crafts! Use stickers, paint, or markers to decorate your printable or try fork painting to get some great quills.

Pom Pom Hedgehogs

These hedgehogs are so cute! Included is a free template to make it super easy. Add to the fall feel by using orange, yellow, and brown colours.

Paper Hedgehog Craft

Get crafty with some paper for this craft. Your little one will love helping you make this super cute hedgehog perfect for fall!

Fall Owl Craft

How cute is this owl?! Perfect for an autumn display or even as a cute card for grandparents. Just grab a couple of leaves from outside and some paper and you're good to go.

Newspaper Owl Craft

Grab some newspaper to make a cute owl! For a more festive feel, use autumn colours with poster or watercolour paints in shades of red, yellow, orange, and brown.

Pinecone Owl Craft

Get outside and grab some pine cones for this super cute owl craft! Make another cute owl utilizing nature. Such a fun idea that kids will love! So cute.

More uses for pine cones: Gorgeous Pine Cone Crafts to Make this Christmas

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Bird feeders need all the help they can get as we go into autumn and winter, so make them a delicious bird feeder. Grab a pine cone and help your child make a bird feeder out of it!

No pine cones available? Make this easy bird feeder using a toilet roll tube instead.

Fall Whirligig Craft

Have fun decorating this cute whirligig with your kids! Makes a great decoration for autumn, too.

More fun family ideas for autumn:

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