With a range of inspirations such as pumpkins, yellow leaves, pumpkins, pies, and scarecrows… here are 9 autumn arts and crafts ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.
Autumn, despite the dull colors it may hold, is still a season to enjoy with plenty of occasions such as the back-to-school season, Thanksgiving, and with beautiful weather accompanied by the cold soft breeze. And what is best to introduce kids to this season other than learning through play by exposing them to art and crafts ideas. After all, art and crafts for kids is one of the best remedies to keep your kids busy and engaged all year long.
In this blog, I am sharing with you 9 autumn arts and crafts ideas for toddlers and preschoolers in celebration of the fall season. And do not worry, you do not need to put much effort or invest pennies to buy materials in order to complete these crafts. As you go through the lines below, you will notice that the majority of these crafts can be accomplished in less than 30 minutes with materials often found around the house.
These fall arts and crafts ideas do not only feed your kid’s hunger for fun activities. They are more often fun and easy fall arts and crafts that suit adults as well. From turkey Mason jar decorations to fall leaf lanterns, these fall craft ideas could be your next DIY homemade home decorations project this fall. And if you will join hands with your kids, they will be excited to see their artwork – hard work – displayed around the house as one of the easy homemade home decorations that guests will see and admire.
Now let’s go back to focusing on kids’ entertainment. With a vast range of inspirations such as pumpkins, yellow to orange leaves, pumpkins, pies, scarecrows, and so on, your kids will be extra busy this fall. You will see their creativity flowing as they get their hands busy drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, kneading – referring to play doughs – and most importantly creating memories with you as parents, their siblings, and their childhood friends. And as time flies and years pass, these quality time sessions are the only memories that will be left from their childhood to cherish and rejoice.
So, without any further ado, let’s grab some materials and spend some quality time with our kids unleashing their creative potential to craft.
Try to imagine what materials and how much time you need to do this scarecrow craft. Making a scarecrow requires popsicles, papers, markers, and/or paint. Making this activity with your kids will give you the opportunity to educate them about scarecrows. They will understand their role and where to install them or maybe tell them scarecrows stories.
Art and crafts are essential activities that contribute to the growth of a child. However, they can serve as a guide for parents to spot the artistic side and talent of their child. Take these leaves prints as an example. Show your child a picture of this leaf, or paint one leaf using a fall color palette of acrylic paints or markers. Then stamp it on white paper. Next, give your child the same materials and let them do the same. Who knows you may be astonished by the results.
When I mentioned that this art and crafts can be your next DIY homemade home decorations project, I was actually referring to crafts like this. If you have a Mason jar or a glass vase, then you will need Mod Podge and yellow to orange fall leaves to practice the decoupage process. Insert then a battery-operated tea light and your lantern will be ready. Check this trick on how to make a hanging lantern using a burlap rope.
If you live in the US, or even somewhere else, autumn is always associated with pumpkins and pumpkin pies. Edible playdough has always been a game-changer in the house. The safety, the smell, and the sensory skills associated with them make them a go-to choice when it comes to entertaining kids. And what’s best than the fragrance of a pumpkin pie in autumn when kids are in for a playdough activity.
The first time I learned that I can use vegetables and fruit to make stamps and create shapes was when my daughter was in pre-kg. She had once an activity to make using lemon. I found it a brilliant idea. So why not use apple slices, dip them in orange acrylic paint, and stamp them on white paper to create the shape of a pumpkin.
Oh, these ornaments. If they are made big, they can definitely be hung from these ceilings. The house will be touched with a fall spirit. kids will be as well delighted to see their work being hung in the house. All it takes is some orange and green sheets of paper and scissors.
An orange sheet of paper, a brown sheet of paper, and a white carton or plate are all that it takes to make this cutie pumpkin pie. No need to go into the details on how to do it. It is very simple. Check the photo below, it is self-explanatory.
Check this picture. How easy is it to make? When I think of crafts, I always imagine what motor skills kids will be developing if they do them. In this activity, they will learn how to cut, fold, color, paint, glue, and staple. We often forget the creative power that kids may have. These crafts are just there to remind us of the potential they have.
Before proceeding with this craft, try to explain to your child that these are the daily or weekly, or even monthly tasks to accomplish. Kids’ activities are best when they are turned into learning through play. As they cut and glue these papers they will remember that they have to complete some tasks. They will understand that they are the heroes who will not only remember these tasks but will check them done within their given timeframe.
Once your kids will complete these crafts, they will definitely ask for more. Here are 10 educative animal craft ideas for your kids to start doing right away.
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