Autumn leaves, pumpkin spice, spooky decor, sweet treats and all my favorite things about fall are here in this roundup of easy fall arts and crafts for kids. Crafting gives your kids a way to get their attention back into the physical world and is a nice way for you to connect with them through shared activities. Especially if they’ve been in online school, they could really use the break away from the computer! With your littlest ones, you’ll be “helping” quite a bit (which I’m always secretly excited about), but we’ve included a few ideas for your independent teens, too.
DIY Fall Crafts for Kids
Fall Wind Chimes
Maybe it doesn’t chime as in music, but looking for good additions for this craft is like a treasure hunt.
Color outside the lines with your kids. Not going to lie, the autumn leaf crafts just don’t get old for me. Kindergarten-style leaf painting is totally soothing and just about on my level of artistic skill.
Get into the spirit of things by crafting a hair accessory for the holiday.
If you’re looking for more ways to keep your kids busy at home, check out some ideas for engaging them in imaginative and educational play, as well as kits made just for kids to help them discover language, STEM, geography, and more.
Mariko is a high school English teacher who has three children, illegible handwriting and an obsession with mail-order artisan ice cream. She lives in Hawaii, but she makes a point to eat her way through big cities as often as she can.