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Easy Fall Crafts for Kids

Get creative with your kids with these fun fall activities!

Fall is here! The leaves are changing color, the smell of apple cider is in the air, and the world is just a little bit cozier. Here are three simple crafts using the season’s natural resources that are fun for the whole family!

Leaf People

craft ideas for kids

You’ll need:

  • Leaves of all shapes, sizes, and colors
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Markers
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  1. After you gather your leaves, arrange them in the shape of a person (or animal, or another creature—be creative!)
  2. Glue the leaves to the paper in the shape you arranged.
  3. Use the markers and googly eyes to add details—draw silly faces, hair, or clothes!

 

Leaf Rubbings

fun crafts for kids leaf rubbings

This craft is easy enough for even the littlest children, but for older kids, it can also be a valuable science lesson! Point out the different parts of the leaf (like its veins) and think about their functions as a part of the tree.

You’ll need:

  • Leaves
  • Paper (try it with white paper, wax paper, or parchment paper
  • Crayons
  1. Find a leaf and place it on a flat surface. Lay the paper over the leaf.
  2. Using the long side of a crayon, color over the area of the leaf!

 

Pine Cone Bird Feeders

pinecone activity fall crafts with kids

This craft will attract birds, so be careful where you place them! Kids will love watching the birds gather around the pine cone.

You’ll need:

  • Pine cones
  • Peanut butter
  • Twine
  • Bird seed
  1. Cut a 12-20-inch piece of twine and tie it to the top of the pine cone (it’s much easier and cleaner to do this before spreading the peanut butter!).
  2. Spread the peanut butter over the pine cone—a little goes a long way.
  3. Pour some birdseed into a bowl wide enough to fit the pine cone and roll the pine cone in the birdseed. You can also sprinkle some birdseed on the pine cone.
  4. Find a spot to tie the pine cone where you can watch the birds and hang them up!
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