15 Fun Fall Crafts for Toddlers

The fall is a beautiful time of year no matter where you live. The kids are back in school, the leaves are changing colors, and all the upcoming holidays are about coming together with family to eat as much pie as humanly possible. Looking for creative ways to help your younger children fall in love with Fall? Lucky for you we've put together an awesomely autumnal list of our favorite Fall crafts for toddlers! Make a pinecone bird feeder to hang in your yard, collect fallen leaves to create colorful works of art, or put on your coziest pair of PJ's and bake some delicious animal bread. With all the great Fall craft ideas in this list, it won't be long before Fall is your toddler's favorite season too!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Animal Leaf Friends

    Here's a simple craft to help you make the most of the colorful Fall leaves scattered around your backyard or favorite park. Search for leaves that remind you of animal shapes, then bring them home and draw them to life using felt-tip markers!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Pinecone Bird Feeder

    These simple-to-make pinecone bird feeders are a great way to entice migrating birds to stop by your porch or front yard for a snack. Once you've found the perfect pinecone, it's time to break out the peanut butter and bird seed. Hang a few of these in your yard, grab a pair of binoculars and spend a lovely Fall afternoon watching the birds stop by for their mid-flight meal.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Fall Sensory Jar

    Your toddler will have lots of fun making this colorful Fall sensory jar!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Apple Stamp Art
    Apple Stamp Art

    (Ages 3-5)

    This apple stamp painting technique is a fun, creative art project perfect for Fall. Your toddlers will love getting the chance to play with their food!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Acorn Cap Jewels
    Acorn Cap Jewels

    (Ages 3-11)

    If you live somewhere with plenty of acorn trees, than this Fall craft is for you! Paint the inside of the acorn caps to create colorful jewels, then use them for decoration or see if your toddler can come up with a game to play!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Fall Fingerprint Tree

    Here's a fun finger painting activity for Fall. Pick up some non-toxic red, yellow, and orange paints, then have fun painting a colorful fall tree. It's a fun activity for any toddler, and a great memento for parents or grandparents to hold on to!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Marbled Fall Leaves

    This fun activity features a technique using shaving cream and food coloring to create a marbled effect on some pretty paper leaves for fall. It also leaves the paper smelling nice, too!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Leaf Color Experiment

    This is absolutely one of our favorite fall science experiments! Simple and quick, this experiment teaches kids about color in leaves. If you are a parent of curious kids, be sure to give this experiment a try!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Gratitude Chain
    Gratitude Chain

    (Ages 3-11)

    Here's a great, kid-friendly project to remind the people around you to be grateful of the little things in life! You can hang your gratitude chain by tying strings around both ends of your chain and taping them to the wall. We also love the idea of using the garland as tabletop decor. It also makes a good group project for a preschool or kindergarten class!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Fall Leaf Placemats

    Need some creative table settings to impress the in-laws at your Thanksgiving table? Look no further! Have your toddlers collect as many fallen autumn leaves as they can find, stick the best ones between two sheets of contact paper and, "Presto!" You've got the perfect Fall placemats to compliment your perfectly cooked turkey.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Apple Sensory Bin

    Toddlers not quite old enough to have fun apple picking this fall? Never fear! This apple sensory bin is just as much fun, and contains 100% fewer unexpected worms!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Fall Balloon Tree

    Make an easy and fun fall decoration with just three ingredients: balloons, tape, and paper.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Cranberry Tie-Dye Napkins

    Here's a fun way to use any extra cranberries you might have leftover after Thanksgiving. You can use cranberry juice to create a non-toxic, ruby-red dye for all your tie-dying needs!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Homemade Dough Gift Tags

    Now that Fall is here, it means the holidays are right around the corner. Create these nature-inspired dough gift tags with an easy no-bake recipe for white dough that hardens overnight. This activity is a big hit with toddlers who love the feel of dough in their hands.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Bread Animals
    Bread Animals

    (Ages 3-8)

    Fall is all about achieving peak coziness, and what's cozier than walking into a kitchen that smells like warm, freshly baked bread? This dough recipe is super simple to make, and your kids will have a ton of fun molding the dough into silly animal shapes. Share some with your neighbors as a fun Fall treat, or just eat it all yourself. Who are we to judge?

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