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3 Fall Crafts for Kids

The changing seasons fascinate kids. Watching the green leaves of summer turn to golden brown and yellow is exciting—and a reminder Halloween is just around the corner (and then Thanksgiving! And then the winter holidays!). Help your little ones welcome the new season with these three fall crafts for kids.


Leaf People

Fall transforms gardens and familiar parks as the leaves turn color and fall. Take a walk with the kids to look for leaves, then go home, put on some hot chocolate, and make these adorable leaf people. All you need are:


  • Undamaged fall leaves of various sizes
  • White paper
  • Craft glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers


Choose a large leaf for your leaf person’s body and glue it to the center of the white paper. Select smaller leaves for the person’s head, arms, legs, feet, and hands, and glue them in place too. When the glue’s dry, stick some googly eyes on the face and draw a nose and mouth.


Cardboard Box Spiders

Get ready for Halloween with these spooky, silly spiders. You’ll need:


  • Small square cardboard boxes
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Black craft paint
  • Craft glue
  • Red craft paper
  • Black knitting wool
  • Paper and markers.


Draw goofy mouths on pieces of paper that will fit in the cardboard box. Cut out the mouths and cut little strips of red craft paper for eyebrows.


Paint the boxes black and let them dry, then glue on the mouths, googly eyes, and eyebrows. Make little holes in the sides of the box and thread the pipe cleaners through the holes, bending the pipe cleaners to make legs.

Glue a length of knitting wool to the top of the spider, and hang the little guys around the house.


Pinecone Door Hangers

This simple, elegant fall crafts for kids also make great presents for grandparents. All you need are:


  • Eight or nine six-inch pinecones
  • Eight two-foot pieces of silk ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors.


Glue the last two-inches of each ribbon to the base of a pinecone and let dry. Once dry, gather all the ribbon ends, staggering their lengths so the pinecones don’t wind up hanging at the same length. Tie the ribbons together in a knot, and use the scissors to trim the ends into uniform shapes. These fall crafts for kids look great hanging on your front door.