We've gathered together our favorite Fall arts and crafts that are perfect for getting the whole family in the Autumn spirit. From apple print place mats to vibrantly painted leaves, kids of all ages will love celebrating the season while getting creative. Best of all, these crafts are so fun, the kids will never know they're educational, introducing science concepts and color theory while boosting budding fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Decorate the home or send the finished creations to friends and family to share the Fall spirit.
Create a colorful and easy Fall leaf garland with your tot that will have everyone loving the season. This craft is wonderfully simple, making it a perfect project for little ones. Using coffee filters instead of plain paper creates really vibrant leaves that will spruce up any room. Stringing the leaves to create the garland encourages your tot's budding fine motor development, and offering your child marker-drawn leaves introduces staying within the lines while painting. The result is a really beautiful Fall leaf garland the whole family will love.
Parents love capturing their tots' handprints as they grow, making this Fall craft decorative and a colorful keepsake. With the help of some brown paint and a few cotton swabs, you are on your way to something special. This craft is perfect for the beginning artist, boosting fine motor skills and color recognition skills. The finished creation looks just like Autumn leaves falling from a truly unique tree.
Create a really special Halloween decoration with the help of mini pumpkins and some black paint. This craft is seriously simple, making it perfect for kids of all ages. Along with creating something really festive for the season, your lil one will learn more about pumpkins by taking a closer look at their insides. This craft requires a bit of help from adults, making it a fun way to spend an afternoon getting crafty with your lil one.
If you've got a tot who's not thrilled about getting crafty, here is an activity that will have his fingers excited about creating. Along with boosting fine motor skills, this torn paper collage craft appeals to kids who like order and defined directions. This project is seriously easy, making it stress-free for everyone while introducing shapes and design to your tot. And it is a great way to use scraps of construction paper or old newspapers and magazines you have around the house — just make sure the papers contrast enough so your lil one has a cool-looking finished collage.
Turn a glue bottle into a drawing tool with this fun and exciting sand painting craft. This is a great activity for lil ones who are just learning how to use glue and need a bit of help with the concept of staying within the lines. You can use basic play sand for this project or pick up colored sand at your local craft store for a really cool creation. Between squeezing the glue and focusing on pinching and sprinkling the sand, this art activity is perfect for honing fine motor skills and boosting hand-eye coordination in kids!
Celebrate the season with beautiful Fall crafts that are also educational. These crafts have taken Pinterest by storm, with so many "repins" and "likes" that it seems everyone wants to get into the Autumn craft spirit. From vibrantly colored leaves to simple mobiles, these crafts all have one thing in common: they showcase the colors and beauty of Fall. Even if you aren't a crafty mama, these projects are toddler- and preschooler-appropriate — and easier than you think. Click through for a Fall-tastic collection of Pinterest favorites!
Apples and honey are fixtures on the Rosh Hashanah table, but there's always space for a few new additions too. As the Jewish New Year approaches, consider bringing out the scissors and glue and get your lil one in the crafting spirit. From apple suncatchers to play challah made out of stockings, we have eight fun projects for tots to complete and place around the room before the big meal is ready to be eaten.
Create colorful apple prints that turn into something really special for your Rosh Hashanah celebration. After stamping away with your lil one, have the finished prints laminated to create special place mats for your family's feast! Along with ushering in the New Year, this craft celebrates the Autumnal Equinox with the naturally beautiful shapes, patterns, and colors found within a cut apple. Gather a few apples, and get ready for tons of print fun!
The official first day of Fall is right around the corner — why not make a colorful card with your lil one to send to a family member or friend to celebrate the season? These vibrant cards are easier to create than you think and will look lovely adorning someone's mantel. This project is also a great learning opportunity for exploring how letters and cards are sent through the mail. So get out the tissue paper and find a few fallen leaves for this craft that welcomes Fall.