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Autumn Fun Crafts For Kids

Updated on October 29, 2013

Autumn Crafts

"Autumn Fun Crafts For Kids" will walk with you on a brisk fall day and explore nature's bounty. The glorious days of autumn have arrived. Nature in all her beauty is beguiling us with brilliant foliage. There is an unmistakable scent in the air. Peek inside nature's gift box and you will find vines, twigs, cones, and moss; gourds, pods, husks, leaves and seeds. All of these treasures can be used to decorate and embellish your fall crafts.

Autumn Craftroom Print

~Talk With Your Children~

Visit with your kids about respecting nature and conserving our natural resources.

Autumn Crafts

Autumn is an ideal time to incorporate nature into your crafting.

Take A Nature Walk

~ Nature walks are a perfect family activity. Make it a treasure hunting adventure and take advantage of the bounty mother nature has provided. Remember to take a tote bag to collect your pine cones, acorns, leaves, feathers and driftwood.

Start A Fall Journal

~Begin a fall journal together. Have everyone in the family contribute pages. Notice the changes all around with careful observation. Write a poem or story. Let nature inspire you, from hooting owls to prickly pine cones, there is a great deal to explore. Paint some word pictures. Priscilla's Playful Pumpkin Patch. Abe's Autumn Apples Are Available. This may become a family heirloom that you will treasure for years to come.

Gather Leaves

~ Collect fallen leaves, choosing a wide variety of colors and kinds. You can press your leaves between the pages of heavy old books, or use newspaper and tissue and set the books on top. Once your leaves are dry you can create a multitude of projects. Design whimsical posters on colored paper. Create book covers, place them on top of a painted wooden box, or prepare some festive Thanksgiving cards. You can create a leaf rainbow or imaginary flowers, birds or fish. Use the leaves as your petals, feathers and scales.

~Craft Books~

Ideas To Share

A Kid's Fall Ecojournal - Children Learn To Express Themselves

A Kid's Fall Ecojournal
A Kid's Fall Ecojournal

A Kid's Fall EcoJournal invites kids to write about nature on pages exquisitely illustrated by Margaret Brandt. The author has included short entries from her nature journals, which express her irrepressible and unflagging delight in the natural world.


Nature's Art Box - 65 Cool Projects

Nature's Art Box: From t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere
Nature's Art Box: From t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere

Martin contends that nature provides us with an abundance of art supplies and she invites readers to make use of these bounties.Each chapter includes information about historical and ethnic uses for the natural substances.


Crafts To Make In The Fall - 29 Projects With Autumn Themes

Crafts To Make In The Fall (Crafts for All Seasons)
Crafts To Make In The Fall (Crafts for All Seasons)

Twenty-nine craft projects with autumn themes, including a school bus picture frame, a fall tree lapel pin, a soft sculpture pumpkin, a leaf-print banner, and a tree puppet that changes color.


More Autumn Crafts

Design An Autumn Wreath

~Create an autumn wreath with your seasonal finds. Hot glue leaves, bittersweet, pine cones and small gourds to a grapevine wreath. Dried flowers work well and can be sprayed lightly with floral paint to enhance the colors. Tiny artificial birds add a quaint touch. Use decorative ribbon, buttons and baubles to embellish if desired.

Make A Woodland Basket

~Create a woodland basket to match your wreath. Using an inexpensive store bought basket as your base, glue your collected treasures on it and you will have a beautiful piece of art. A plain picture frame with smooth wide edges can be decorated with your finds as well. Place a special family photo inside.

Pumpkin Fun

~Visit a local pumpkin patch and get your pumpkins and gourds for decorating and seasonal recipes. You can carve your pumpkin, paint, lace or bead. Dress it up with colorful faces and use raffia for hair, add a hat and scarf. Voila... pumpkin people. Beaded pumpkins are funky and fun. Use white thumbtacks, white map pins, and colored quilting pins, with pony beads in orange, yellow, black and purple. Randomly add your beads and pins until you have created the desired look. For a lovely autumn centerpiece. Make a pumpkin vase. Cut off the top and scoop out the insides. Add a plastic liner and fill with your dried flowers, berries and sticks. For additional pizazz tie a ribbon around the center.

~Pumpkin Seed Fun~

Discuss what you can do with your pumpkin seeds.

Roasting for eating. Yum...

Dry them and string for a necklace.

Paint them and make mosaic pictures.

Crafting With Kids

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......~My Favorite Autumn Craft Kits~......

IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit - Award Winning Activity Kit

Publish your own book with the Illustory Make Your Own Book Kit! This award-winning activity kit allows future authors to write and illustrate their very own story on special book pages provided.

Alex Toys Fly'em High - Make18 Paper Airplanes With Cool Designs

Make 18 paper airplanes with cool designs and stickers. Includes 18 two-sided printed papers, stickers, folding tool, and easy instruction book packed in a printed storage folder.

Alex Toys Knot a Lot 3 Piece Fleece Craft Kit - Easy Knotting

Knot a cool hat, a 5 foot scarf and shoulder bag. No cutting, no knitting. Just knotting. So easy!

My First Sticky Mosaics Pets Craft Kit - Great Project For Pre-Schoolers

My First Sticky Mosaics bring all the fun and excitement of our mosaics to pre-schoolers. Great for the little ones starting at age 3.

Alex Toys My First Sewing Kit - Learn How To Sew

A case full of everything you need to learn how to sew and create fantastic art and fashions. This sewing set inculdes precut patterns for quick and easy projects, eight colors of embroidery floss, stuffing fabric, ric-rac, needles, scissors, a measuring tape, straight pins, thimble, pin cushion, buttons, and a pom-pom strip.

Make Your Own Cards by Made By Hands - Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award-Winning Kit

It's nice to be able to offer an alternative to email these days. This parents choice and oppenheim toy portfolio gold seal award-winning kit includes 20 note cards in six vibrant colors, 20 white envelopes and 500 pop-outs cardboard shapes for little graphic designers to create their own one-of-a-kind greeting cards.

Alex Toys Knot-A-Quilt - Just A Few Creative Hours Completes This Project

Who needs needles, stitching or stuffing' Get "knotty" and easily make a quilt without any difficult techniques. It takes just a few creative hours to make a giant 36" x 48" quilt of fringed squares knotted together into a colorful pattern. Then cuddle up in your new creation.

Thread Art: Childrens Arts & Crafts Kit

Make amazing and colorful geometric designs with thread. Kit includes two art plate bases, five thread rolls, instructions and suggestions on further use of thread art creations.

I Encourage You To Craft With Your Children

I encourage you to do crafts with your children. It is truly a bonding exprerience. Often one good idea is the stepping stone for another, and then another. Listen to your children's ideas and implement them as well. They may suprise and delight you with a fresh perspective. Crafting is a great way to learn new skills and quality family time can be spent together. Remember these are simple ideas to get you started on your crafting adventure.

May your imagination flourish.

Autumn Print

Creating crafts together is a wonderful way to spend quality family time and create treasured memories. Celebrate the crisp days of autumn and explore mother nature's bounty for inspiration.

Autumn Craft Tutorials

These Autumn craft tutorials are lovely autumn crafts that you and your children can do together. Included are detailed instuctions and photographs of the finished project.

Autumn Crafing Videos

These autumn crafts can be done with children. Adult supervision and instruction required.

Let's Learn To


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      Michelle77 LM 

      7 years ago

      I Luv to do crafts with anyone and everyone! i credit this to my mom who really got into that kind of stuff when i was a's not only a time of bonding but a creation of some of my best memories of my's that i will never forget :O) great lens & ideas that i will be using!!

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      7 years ago from Canada

      Great ideas for the fall. Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      I love your crafting resources... and your lens is colorful enough to make me homesick for fall in the midwest.... changing trees, hot; spiced cider, and of course, crafting for everyone. Great work on this lens, thanks for all your hard work!

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      8 years ago

      I think this lens deserves another Angel blessing! Consider it blessed!

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      8 years ago

      My daughters just went out gathering leaves the other day...fall is such a fun time of year!

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      Seeking Pearls 

      8 years ago from Pueblo West

      @Lorie LM: I hope you do. I love doing watercolors and it has been a while since I picked up my brushes. I am so glad you were inspired to paint!

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      Lorie LM 

      8 years ago

      This lens makes me want to paint again! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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      8 years ago

      Great lens...will share with my kids...thanks...and thanks for visiting my scrabble tile pendant lens...I appreciate it!

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      8 years ago

      oh this is awesome and the ideas are easy to do with kids... four thumbs way up ( from my family!)

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      8 years ago

      Ohhh my gosh, this is such a BEAUTIFUL lens! I had a lovely visit.

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      Seeking Pearls 

      8 years ago from Pueblo West

      @developdm: Thank-you for the stars!

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      Seeking Pearls 

      8 years ago from Pueblo West

      @anonymous: Loved your coloring pages! Thanks for sharing the link.

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      8 years ago

      Good idea for autumn. Most informative lens. Your lens rating : 5*****


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      Seeking Pearls 

      8 years ago from Pueblo West

      @anonymous: I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

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      Seeking Pearls 

      8 years ago from Pueblo West

      @hlkljgk: Thank-you for the kind comment.

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      Penny Pincher G 

      8 years ago

      such a colorful lens

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      8 years ago from Western Mass

      such a beautiful lens full of beautiful ideas! :)

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      8 years ago

      I really enjoyed this visit. Very good ideas for the kids to have activities in the fall.

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      8 years ago

      I love Fall crafts, thanks for all the great ideas. I just added a bunch of fall coloring pages and worksheets that you can customize on Twisty Noodle. I used them to make a Fall book for my kids. Here is the link, I hope you can check it out...

      Nicola @ Twisty Noodle

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      8 years ago

      Good idea for autumn. Most informative lens. Your lens rating : 5*****


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      8 years ago

      Nice lens. l like autumn fun crafts for my kid. Really nice information supplied to the lens and useful links too.

      Thanks for sharing a fantastic lens.

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      Edit Photos 

      9 years ago from Earth

      A great lens - full of fun ideas for the family! 5 stars and a blessing!

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      9 years ago

      My daughter and I love to make crafts. When we lived in Pennsylvania we always did autumn leaf projects but now in Colorado there are not many types or colors of leaves. But we have so many other things like different types of pine cones and so many other things to make an amazing wreath. Thanks for the idea. We needed it. Great lens.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Great ideas here, and a really beautiful done lens. I love the autumn colors on the autumn lens.

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      Mickie Goad 

      9 years ago

      You have a wonderful sense of style and color!

      I like to gather the acorns in my back yard and paint them orange to look like tiny pumpkins! (Yes, I bake them in the oven for a little while to kill the weevils!) My daughter (who has three children under the age of 6) tells me that I have too much time on my hands and that is why I can paint all those nuts!

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      9 years ago

      Colorful Kimberly - your sensitivity toward children's needs, feelings and relationships comes through gleamingly! Autumn - like the old song "Try to remember and if you remember..." is bittersweet for me. Making it a time, like you say, to be all the more tuned in to kids and to counter the appearance of dying green with create-ivity in fun crafts. Beautifullly done. Now to visit your store.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment for me! This is an absolutely gorgeous lens and I can't wait to see it in the Top 100!

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      Leanne Chesser 

      9 years ago

      Beautiful! I love your fall journal idea. Lensrolled to my Fun Fall Sensory Recipes for Kids lens & thanks for lensrolling me!

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      9 years ago

      Thank you for some great fall ideas. My kids will benefit from your inspiration!

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      9 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I love crafting too especially doing it with my nephews ^_^ 5*

      Also, thanks for dropping by and visiting my lens ^_^ and for your wonderful comment :)

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      Lloyd Pinto 

      9 years ago from Mumbai

      Wonderful Lens! 5* and faved. You have the trappings of a Giant Squid. You should be gunning for that soon!

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      Mihaela Vrban 

      9 years ago from Croatia

      Beautiful lens with a lots of great ideas! Blessed by an Angel!

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      Sue Dixon 

      9 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      I enjoyed reading your lens- lots of good ideas, and it looks good too!

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      9 years ago

      Hi Kimberly, I was on my Zimbio and I saw you !! I was happy when I saw you were on Squidoo.. This lens is great really beautiful, I am going to feature and lensroll you on my Everything Autumn lens. It is so cool to run into you on here, we can be friends now on here too !!

      Take care,

      Robin :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      This is a lens full of great suggestions! Some of my greatest treasures are the little things my children made for me. I am reminded by this lens that my son used to collect bird feathers.

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      Linda Hoxie 

      9 years ago from Idaho

      I love autumn, the welcome coolness after a hot summer, the beautiful fall colors, autumn art is just beautiful. Nice lens!

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful lens and some great craft ideas too!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      9 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Great stuff and beautifully illustrated with all those fall colors. We have great colorful foliage in our neck of the woods usually in the fall. This summer though has been so wet, no summer, not sure how fall will turn out. Hopefully fall will be drier so those walks in the woods and gathering leaves will be more pleasant. Thanks for a lovely lens!

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful lens, Kimberly! Love those fall colors!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I use to love to do crafts with my children and now I get to do them with my grandchildren! It makes for special moments. I love the way you did this lens. The colors and boxes around the text work really well. 5*


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