I absolutely LOVE this time of year. I’m so grateful to live in a climate where we can experience each season, and Autumn is one of my favourites. I love the cooler air, the leaves changing colour, and an excuse to drink hot chocolate Naturally I love to bring the beauty of the season in to my home, and I also love to teach Tatum about each season. Doing fall crafts together is a fun way to learn about the current season, make pretty decorations for our home/craft wall, and create memories together.
Take a look at my favourite fall crafts that we have done together or are planning to do (I’m setting up the Fingerprint Indian corn for after I’m finished this post!), and if you have any great autumn crafts that you’ve done with your children or have just stumbled upon, we’d love to see them!
Fall Family Sign
We got this fall family sign idea from Family Fun last year, and it is one of my favourite fall crafts to date! We just put it up on our front door again this year. This craft is so simple to do and it was fun to take a walk together and collect what we wanted to create the sign. All you need is a sturdy piece of cardboard (or whatever else you choose to do your sign on), some sticks to spell out your family name, and leaves, rocks, acorns, etc. to add some decoration. This is a craft that you can do with your younger toddlers all the way up to bigger kids.
Photo credit: All Kids Network
Fingerprint Indian Corn Craft
As I have mentioned in my other craft posts, I am a huge fan of simple crafts. I don’t like having to track down materials that I don’t normally have on hand and that I’ll never use again, and attempting to get children to sit down and do something intricate normally ends (for us, anyway) in tears and frustration. This Indian corn craft from All Kids Network is going on my must-do list for fall! Simply print out their corn template (or draw your own, that’s what I usually do), trace onto coloured paper, grab the paint and let your little ones get to work.
Photo credit: Family Fun
Fall Leaf Mobile
We did this leaf mobile two years ago now, and we still pull it out each fall to hang in front of our kitchen window. This is another great craft from Family Fun. We had so much fun going out and finding the prettiest and most colourful fall leaves we could to make into our festive mobile. This one requires more adult supervision, but the end result is well worth it. The only materials you will need from your home is some kind of string/yarn/twine and clear contact paper. Another of my favourite fall crafts.
Photo credit: Kaboose
Watercolor Leaf Rubbings
All of us at one point or another have done leaf rubbings. It’s a childhood activity that must be done. I like doing leaf rubbings with regular paper and crayons, but this watercolor version from Kaboose is a very pretty alternative! Another easy craft that looks as though it was much harder than it was — my favourite
Pumpkin Bird Feeder
Last year we went a little crazy at the pumpkin patch, and ended up bringing home pumpkins of all sizes. After Halloween was over, we had little pumpkins that we had no idea what to do with. I was browsing Martha Stewart’s website and found this adorable idea to use up pumpkins! Cut your pumpkin in half, scoop out the insides, and fill with bird seed. You’ll have to make small holes around the edges so you can loop some string/twine through, but that’s the extent of the hard work. A great eco-friendly bird feeder!