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Fall crafts with kids: colorful and easy DIY projects that will delight your little ones!

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Autumn is the season of colors and needs to be celebrated in a colorful way. You can do so many crafts in the fall with kids and these fall crafts are wonderful! You can be creative and please your kids with these DIY projects. The kids will definitely love them!

Scarecrow made from wooden spoons

You can easily make scarecrows from wooden spoons with children

Materials needed:

Wooden spoons
Small googly eyes
Fine felt-tip pen
Acrylic paint
Jute ribbon
Hot glue

Check out these colorful DIY projects for kids in fall


  • Start with a simple wooden spoon. You can usually find them at the supermarket.
  • Paint the wooden spoon with non-toxic acrylic paint.
  • Craft the scarecrow hat from jute ribbon: first cut a small piece and fold it over to make the top of the hat. Cut a longer piece for the brim and fold it lengthwise. Glue the 2 pieces together. Glue the hat to the top of the spoon.
  • Glue on 2 small googly eyes.
  • Add a triangular nose made of orange felt.
  • Draw the mouth with a black felt tip pen.
  • Using the back of a paintbrush, add 2 dots of pink paint for the cheeks.
  • For the final touch, cut out a few small strips of yellow felt for the hair.

Fall crafts with kids: Owl Handprints

Crafting in autumn with kids - make your own owl handprints

Materials needed:

Blue, orange, yellow, and green photo cardstock.
Newsprint paper
Brown paint
White cardstock to fit the branches of the tree

Crafting in autumn with children - colorful and simple DIY projects that will please any child.


  • First, make your tree and branches by taking strips of newspaper and rolling them up to the size you want. The trunk should be much wider than the branches. Crumple the paper as you roll it up to give the trunk and branches a little depth.
  • Tape or glue the newsprint to the white cardstock.
  • You can paint the branches and tree after you place them on the paper, or you can paint the newspaper before you place it on the paper. For advanced painters and older children, it may be easier to paint after you put the newsprint on. For younger children, it is easier to let them paint the newspaper first and then craft the tree and branches .
  • Now make the owls. Trace your handprints and glue them onto the branches.
  • Cut out two small triangles for the owl’s ears and glue them behind the handprint.
  • Draw small eyes with a black marker.
  • Make a small beak – triangle from yellow clay cardboard.
  • Glue the feathers on the thumb and little finger. So you have made your own owls !

Make your own finger puppets with leaves

You can make your own finger puppets with leaves in autumn


Cardboard tubes
Pebbles or bark
Wiggle eyes
Cardboard tubes
Construction paper
silk leaves
glue stick
Hot glue gun


  • Cover the cardboard tube with glue stick first, with construction paper.
  • Glue the leaf as the head to the top of the cardboard tube. Next, glue the branches for the arms to the sides of the tube.
  • Glue pebbles or small pieces of bark as buttons on the front of the tube. Finally, glue wiggle eyes to the head of the leaf.

Colorful leaf prints on salt dough

Colorful leaf prints on salt dough are fun and fresh for fall crafts

Materials needed:

Salt dough

Press the leaf onto the dough until you have its imprint on it


  • Prepare salt dough: Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Add a few tablespoons of water after each addition and mix well. Shape the salt dough into the desired shape.
  • Press the leaf on the dough until you have its imprint on it.
  • Paint the leaf shapes with different colors.
  • Allow to dry out.

Craft leaves painting in autumn

You can craft with the kids leaves painting in autumn

Use the following materials:

Watercolor paint
White cardstock


  • Apply a generous amount of watercolor paint to your leaf. Use several different colors on the sheet to create a blend of colors on the sheet print. You can use green and yellow, orange and red, and purple and blue.
  • Make sure the watercolor paint on the brush is not too watery when you apply it to the leaf. If it is too watery, the paint will not transfer as well to the paper. Only add enough water to pick up the paint with the brush to apply it to the sheet.
  • If you use liquid watercolors, don’t dilute them too much so you get a more concentrated color.
  • Press the paint firmly onto the cardstock, making sure to rub and press each part of the leaf. This way the veins on the back of the leaf will leave an imprint on the paper. This is how to do crafts in the fall with kids, so you can bring colorful cheer to the whole family! More craft ideas can be found here !