Hi ya’ll! Today I want to share with you 3 fall crafts for the kids that are beautiful and easy for kids of any age! There are many times during the fall/ holiday season when we need to keep our kiddos occupied and crafts are the perfect “quiet entertainment”!
My kids LOVE anything that involves coloring, gluing, or scissor work…these fall crafts happen to include all 3. So turn on the printer, grab some crafting basics, and let your kids get creative!
Fall crafts for kids:
To get started simply color the templates! (I included a boy and a girl turkey template.)
Once the templates are colored you (or your kids) can cut them out.
As you can see in the picture above I cut the “neck feathers” even. This will look better once you attach it to the bag. (See picture below.)
This last step is very easy…simply glue on the head, hats, and feathers! (Be sure not to add glue to the beak so “the mouth” will open. Also be sure that the beak doesn’t fully overlap the neck feathers.)
*A fun way to use these turkeys would be for your kids to put on a puppet show!
Paper Plate scarecrow
- Scarecrow Template. (Get all 3 templates here.)
- Paper Plate.
- School Glue.
- Glue Stick.
The first step is super easy- color all of the template pieces and cut them out. Then glue your choice of “accessories” to the hat. (As shown in the pic above.)
So, now we need to make the hair! I found it easier to make a tassel versus gluing on each piece of yarn.
First you will need to cut 6 random lengths of yarn. (I made them uneven to give it the “disheveled straw hair” look.)
Then fold all 6 strands in half.
Once they are folded, take 1 more small piece of yarn and tie it around the folded end of the 6 strands.
Repeat this step so you have 2 tassels of hair.
Now add two generous globs of School Glue and press in the folded/tied end of the yarn. Then use your glue stick to add glue at the top between the “hair” and press on the hat. (See picture below.)
The last step is to glue on the button eyes and triangle nose. Then draw on a smile!
(Maybe I’m biased but I find this scarecrow adorable! 😉)
Autumn shapes SUN CATCHER
fall crafts for kids
- 2 Autumn Shapes Template. (Get all 3 templates here.)
- Tissue Paper. (I used red, green, orange, and yellow.)
- Wax Paper.
- Glue Stick.
Firstly, cut out the shapes in the template.
Be sure to cut out the inside of the shapes as well. (See picture above.)
*The little ones may need help with this step.
Secondly, tear up the tissue paper into small pieces.
Then cut a piece of wax paper big enough for the shape. (I made mine a little bigger just so I had more workspace.)
Once you cut out the wax paper, start gluing on the tissue paper.
*It is easier if you put the glue on the wax paper, then add the tissue paper.
Then once you have the tissue paper glued on, you will need to glue on the shape. Glue one to the front (wax paper side) as well as the back (tissue paper side).
Lastly, you simply need to trim off the wax paper around the shape.
You can repeat these steps for all of the shapes. Then hang them up in a window to catch the beautiful autumn sun!
*I used tape to hang mine. But you could also create a hole with a hole punch and add string to hang them by a suction cup.
I hope you and your kiddos enjoyed these crafts as much as my kids and I did!
So, if you create any of these 3 fall craft for kids please let me know in the comments below…I’d love to see your handiwork!