When it’s too chilly to play outside, keep the kiddos busy and happy with some fun and easy (yes easy, promise!) crafts that celebrate the fall season. We chose some of our favorites that not only will the kids love, but you’ll appreciate because most use household items you probably already have on hand (and cleanup is simple). There are some spooktacular Halloween crafts too, so read on and get inspired for your next cozy crafternoon!
Toilet Paper Roll Apples
Celebrate one of our favorite fall fruits with these cute paper apples! Cut strips of red or bright green paper and form half circles around a toilet paper roll. Make a bunch and use as a centerpiece for the kids’ table at Thanksgiving. Instructions HERE.
Egg Carton Turkeys
It wouldn’t be fall without a turkey craft! Help the kids cut out egg cartons and paint them their favorite colors. The brighter the better! When dry, they can glue on googly eyes, paper beaks, and colorful feathers. Materials and tutorial HERE.
This sweet little wreath is fun to make and looks oh so profesh! The instructions recommend a die cut machine, but if you don’t have one, simply have your little ones collect some leaves on the way home from the bus stop and trace around them to make leaf shapes. Details and instructions HERE.
Pumpkin Apple Stamps
Make pumpkins from apples! It’s possible with this fun stamping craft! This one is great for the littles because the homemade apple stamps are perfect for tiny hands to grip and hold. Instructions HERE.
After a weekend leaf crunching, collect some of your favorites for a lovely garland for your mantle. The kids can unleash their inner artist and use metallic and white marker to draw on each leaf. Or even better, they can write something they’re thankful for on each leaf. Instructions HERE.
Paper Bag Monsters
And now for the Halloween crafts! Invite the neighbor kids over for these frightfully fun paper bag monsters. Bring out the googly eyes (the bigger the better!), construction paper, paint, pipe cleaners, stickers, and anything else you can find to adorn these little monsters. You probably don’t need any instructions, but here’s a how-to just in case HERE.
This is the craft that keeps on giving! After they’ve finished painting the pumpkins, they can stay busy playing tic-tac-toe. Details HERE.
Creep it real with these super easy handprint skeletons. All you need is black construction paper, white washable paint, and Q-tips! Instructions HERE.
Halloween Rock Magnets
Collect smooth rocks from around the neighborhood or park (or buy them!) and paint them into pumpkins, ghosts, and black cats. Leave them in parks as special little gifts for others to find and cherish, and use them to hang more great kid art on the fridge! Materials and instructions HERE.