As the weather cools down, it’s a great time to stay indoors and do some simple Fall crafts. With the rain starting to fall, it can be nice to be all cozy and make some creative art projects with the kids. Preschoolers are at such a fun age for art exploration and there are lots of simple fall crafts they can do even when they are little. Check out our Pumpkin Patch post to find your pumpkins for this year!
Here are 5 simple Fall crafts your kids will love (and some for Halloween too!):
For this craft you will need pasta, paint, glue, paper, a pipe cleaner and a paper bag. Mix paint & water and use the mixture to dye the pasta. Let the pasta dry and then have kids glue the pasta into the shape of a pumpkin. The cut-up paper bag becomes the stem and you can add a pipe cleaner so it looks like a vine.
Spice up your playdough recipe with a hint of fall!
Add pumpkin emulsion or pumpkin pie spice to your playdough and use pumpkin shaped cookie cutters to create fun, seasonal shapes. Playdough is such a great sensory toy and the fall aroma adds another dimension of experience. Pro-tip: glycerine makes it shinier if desired.
Be the most fun parent around when you make these toilet paper tube mummies with your kids. Glue shredded toilet paper to toilet paper rolls and use a marker to make the faces. It’s an easy craft to pull together because it doesn’t have a ton of components, the kids can be creative with making different facial expressions and it is quick – which is ideal for young kids with shorter attention spans.
Grab your scissors, twine, plastic straws, construction paper, hole punch & tape and get ready to wear your fall excitement. Using This West Coast Mommy’s printable template, cut out apple shapes from the construction paper in a variety of fun fall colours. Assemble the lei using the twine and the straws to space out the apple cut outs. You can use the hole punch to make the holes for the twine to go through. The tape can be used to make threading the twine easier. Your kids will “fall” for this fun craft!
Grab some construction paper, googly eyes, scissors and glue to make this spooky Halloween spider. Make a circle to form the body – try tracing a mug like Olivia did, and cut it out. Have your kids crinkle strips of construction paper to make the legs and add eyes so the spider appears to be looking at you. Put it all together and you’ve got a creepy Halloween craft you can hang from the ceiling. It’s also a great way to teach your kids about arachnid anatomy.
The weather might be cooling, but crafting time is just heating up. Have a craft-ulous fall and a creepy Halloween with these simple fall crafts suitable for a preschooler (some adult participation required!). Which Fall and Halloween craft will your family make?
Co-founder of Healthy Family Media and the Healthy Family Expo, Kay is an adventurer & Ironman triathlete, as well as mum to an active 11-year-old. Originally from Montreal, she has been proud to call British Columbia home for over 15 years. Whether running, hiking & biking in the mountains or creating healthy meals in the kitchen, Kay is always up for something new. Her contagious enthusiasm & zest for life mean we’re never quite sure what she’ll be up to next, but we’re sure that it will be an amazing adventure!