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45+ Fall Crafts and Activities for Kids

Little ones love learning about the seasons, and with fall quickly approaching, I’ve put together a huge list of 45+ fall crafts and activities for your littles! There’s no better way to learn about autumn than to do hands on activities and even a little exploring!

Autumn Crafts and Activities for Kids

 Kids Fall Crafts and Activities

Creating a Fall Nature Tray from Edventures with Kids

Stone and Shell Owl Craft from Rhythms of Play

The Art and Science of Leaf Rubbings from Edventures with Kids

Sewing a Fall Leaf Crown from How Wee Learn

Unique Fall Crown from Rain or Shine Mamma

Nature Walk: Autumn Leaf Masks from Outdoors Mom

Fall Craft Activity- Sensory Jars

Fall Sensory Jars from Kids Play Box (Pictured)

Fall Button Trees from Hands On as We Grow

Nature Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable) from Young Earthy Mama

Let’s Build a Nature Wall from Meri Cherry

Top 10 Fall Nature Crafts from Rhythms of Play

Fall Tree Art from Kids Play Box

Name Activities with Colorful Pumpkin Seeds from Fun-a-Day

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Fall Leaf Letters from How Wee Learn

Lego Stamped Indian Corn from Crafty Morning

Coffee Filter Fall Leaves from Popsugar Moms

Search for Signs of Autumn from Rhythms of Play

Fall Leaves Garland from A Beautiful Mess

Pine Cone Splatter Art from Mess for Less

Autumn Woodland Treasure Sculpture from Filth Wizardry

Autumn Kids Craft Bark Owl

Bark Owl Craft from Fireflies and Mud Pies (Pictured)

Autumn Leaves and Gems Color Sorting from The Imagination Tree

Faces from Fall Leaves from Fun Family Crafts

Fall Leaf Rainbow from Love in the Suburbs

How to Preserve Leaves from Buggy and Buddy

Autumn Sensory Bin from B-Inspired Mama

Autumn Nature Table from The Imagination Tree

Ways to Play with Nature from Modern Parents Messy Kids

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Fancy Stick Crown from Mama Miss (Pictured)

Autumn Mobile from Red Ted Art

Fall Leaf Suncatchers from Cute and Peculiar

Tiny Guests from Manomine

Fall Leaf Lacing from Rhythms of Play

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder from Spark and Chemistry

Salt Dough Leaf Impressions from Freebie Finding Mom

Paper Plate Owl from Huppie Mama

Maple Tree Leaf Globe from Premeditated Leftovers

Fall Wind Chimes from The Benson Street

Autumn Leaf Craft

Autumn Leaf Bunting from The Artful Parent (Pictured)

Pine Cone Owl from Broogly

Fall Leaf Painting from Minne-Mama

Leaf Hedgehog from Crafty Morning

Fall Play Dough Invitation to Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Acorn Activities for Kids from Still Playing School

Fall crafts and activities

DIY Acorn Peg Dolls from Rhythms of Play (Pictured)

Tissue Paper Fall Wreath from Happy Hooligans

Leaf-y Jack-O-Lantern from How Wee Learn

Fall Slime Recipe from Learning Through Playing

I hope that you found fall crafts or activities your kids or students will enojy! Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for more great ideas, or sign up for our newsletter and get them sent straight to your inbox!

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Simple Playdough Recipes

Since I am a mom of 2 littles, playdough is a pretty common thing in our home. I used to buy the expensive “Play-Doh,” until my mom gave me a couple of great simple playdough recipes. After making the first batch, I realized it was ridiculous I had spent so much money on the premade stuff. What is that stuff made of anyway?! It doesn’t even smell safe.

Now I make a healthier, safer alternative to store-bought Play-Doh that is safe for little ones.

Simple Play Dough Recipe

Homemade Playdough

Prep Time: 5 minutes.

Cook Time: 5 minutes.

Supplies

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1/3 Cup of Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • Food Coloring/ Natural Coloring
  • Knead in Essential Oil for smell if preferred, after it is cooked (I love adding peppermint and lavender!)

Mix everything together in a sauce pan. If you are going to add food coloring, add it in as well. Cook over low-medium heat while stirring. After several minutes of stirring, the playdough will suddenly thicken. Keep stirring until no liquid is left. Take the pan off of the stove and let cool for a few minutes. All you have to do after that is knead it so it becomes a smooth dough. Then it is ready for smooshing and mashing, and all of that fun stuff! When the kiddos are done playing, I always store it in a baggie in the refrigerator so it lasts longer.

My mom also had a Peanut Butter Playdough recipe in the back of her old recipe book. She used to make this stuff when I was very little. It’s pretty great because you don’t actually have to cook anything and it only takes a couple of ingredients.

Peanut Butter Playdough

Prep Time: 5 minutes.

Cook Time: 0 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Dry Milk Powder

Add all three ingredients together, and mix well until the playdough becomes the proper consistency. Store in a baggie in the refrigerator for future use. Easy peasy 🙂

Always remember that you have little helpers that will learn just as much from measuring and cooking their playdough with you, as they will playing with it once it’s finished!

I also have a Pinterest Board dedicated to Playdough Fun! All of the pins contain free printables  for playdough mats. Click here to check them out: Free Playdough Mat Printables. I haven’t invested in a laminator yet, so I just use cheap plastic page protectors, and they work to protect the paper perfectly.


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Footprint Butterflies

Check out these great footprint butterflies the kids made yesterday!

They were so easy, and we even did little Eden’s feet. We just blopped different colored paint onto their feet, and then pressed them onto white canvas. After waiting for them to dry, we painted the bodies. We hung the canvas’s on our kitchen wall, and Cameron (our 2 year old) is so proud of his artwork.

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