7 Amazing Kid-Friendly Crafts for the Autumn Season

Fall has fallen with some lovely colors that are worth celebrating.

It’s that magical, bustling time of year where everyone, both humans and creatures, are scurrying to get their work done before the winter sets in. That’s right, all things pumpkin-spice have arrived, and kids simply love it.

In between the pumpkin carving, the hayrides, the harvest, and the Thanksgiving prep, you are going to want some fun and low energy crafting projects with the kids that will make your home more beautiful. There is so much inspiration in the air; think about these fabulous ideas that are easy to make and wonderful to look at. Some inventive use of household items and some art supplies will be all you need.

  1. Brown paper bag hoot owl. A lunch size bag becomes a cute hand puppet with a just a few autumnal accessories. Use fallen leaves for wings, googley eyes, and orange construction paper for the beak.
  1. Fall Nitelite. If you have some old mason jars, you can soak brown leaves and adhere them all over the outside surface of the glass with rubber cement or clear drying glue. A battery operated tea light works best if your kids are underage and you simply let the jar dry and light it up!
  1. Banana ghosts! This is so easy– it’s silly. Just cut some peeled bananas in half and apply chocolate chips with the pointed half for nose, eyes, and mouth. If you want to get clever, arrange all of them on a platter upright; it will give your kids a fright!
  1. Tangerine pumpkins. The good thing about these crafts is that they are edible. Tangerines are in season, so all you have to do is peel them and stick a little piece of celery in the top for the stem.
  1. Welcome Home chalkboard wreath. This is way simpler than it sounds. If you have an old serving tray, or maybe a frame with a hard surface on the back, you can apply chalkboard paint and decorate the frame artfully with feathers, leaves, pine, and fall berries. Let the kids write the message and hang it on your front door.
  1. Bejeweled Pinecones. Do you have some silver or gold spray paint lying around? Well, put it to use on your pinecones! Kids really get a kick out of gluing some plastic jewels, buttons, sequins, or stickers on the spokes.
  1. Leaf Garland. If you have a mantle, you can use twine and string some fall leaves between some baubles to hang across the mantle or a large window.

The cold weather and short days are swiftly approaching, so buckle down with some indoor activities that will make the kids smile. It’s a great time to bond with your family, and bonding doesn’t have to be elaborate. These projects are easily completed in an hour and give everyone something new to look at as we all celebrate this remarkable time of year.

About Susie Almaneih

Susie Almaneih spent several years during her young adulthood teaching children dance at her church group, as well as other cultural-based activities. Susie now spends as much time as she can giving back to the families in her community. Over the years, this love for community has evolved into a deeper love for delivering positive and creative content and awareness to families of all ages.

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