3 Fun Fall Craft Ideas

Fall…my favourite season, is finally here. To get into the fall spirit try out these 3 fun fall craft ideas! I have gathered a list of 3 simple and inexpensive craft ideas that are great for the classroom or at home to keep the kiddos busy this fall season.

Leaf Suncatchers

Here is a quick and easy suncatcher that you can make with the fallen leaves around you.

What you’ll need:

  • Transparent contact paper (sticky-back plastic)
  • Fresh leaves

Instructions:

  1. Cut off a rectangular piece of contact paper
  2. Fold the contact paper in half, then pull the paper covering off of the fold, exposing half of the sticky plastic
  3. Arrange your leaves on the sticky contact paper and press them down to adhere to the paper
  4. When you are happy with your design, remove the rest of the paper backing and fold it over the leaves and press down (try your best to avoid air bubbles)
  5. Hang in a sunny window with tape or tie a ribbon to hang it

 

Photo From Artful Parent

Pumpkin Apple Stamps

This is a great craft to bring out your child’s creativity!

What you’ll need:

  • Apples
  • Orange paint
  • Green paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Knife
  • White paper

Instructions

  1. (Leave this step for the adults) Cut your apples in half and dry the inside and outside with a paper towel
  2. On a paper plate, squirt some orange paint and green paint (do not mix)
  3. Using the inside of the apple as a stamp, dip it in the orange paint (make sure it is completely covered in paint) and then stamp it on your white paper
  4. Use a paint brush and paint a leaf and stem out of the top of your pumpkins with green paint
  5. Let the paint dry
  6. (Optional) Once the paint is dry, you can use a permanent marker to draw faces on the pumpkins
Photo From Frugal Momeh

Handprint and Footprint Turkey

This one is a great way to show off your child’s artwork to your Thanksgiving guests! Heads up: things can get a little messy.

What you’ll need:

  • ย Red, yellow, orange and brown craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Red and orange craft paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Cover child’s hand with yellow paint and have them firmly press their hand on the paper – repeat with red and orange paint, having them place their palm around the same spot to make the turkeys feathers
  2. Cover child’s foot with brown paint and their toes with orange paint and press their foot firmly onto a separate piece of paper – set footprint aside to dry
  3. Cut around the handprints and footprint
  4. Cut a red waddle (tear drop shape) and a yellow beak (triangle) and glue them and a googly eye onto the heel side of the footprint to make the turkey’s face
  5. Glue handprints (feathers) to the back of the footprint
Photo From A Little Pinch of Perfect

What are your favourite fall crafts for the kiddos? Comment below!