Quick to make but great fun for younger children, this apple collage makes a super autumn or healthy eating craft.
Don't worry about the evenings getting longer - gather together your supplies and use the time to enjoy these fantastic autumn crafts for kids!
Here's an excuse to go outside and collect some autumn leaves! Even the youngest children can make a pretty autumn collage that you will be proud to display...
Scrunching tissue paper and sticking it always appeals to little kids, and you get a lovely textural result to put on display.
This placemat in Autumn colours makes a fun seasonal table decoration which the kids will enjoy weaving.
This is a lovely craft for younger children, who will enjoy both the hand painting and printing and the sticking on of stickers!
Make a spectacular display to celebrate the arrival of autumn with this autumn tree craft. This obviously works well as a group or class project.
Go wild with some bright autumn colours to create this autumn tree painting, and capture your child's hands in time!
This window picture looks beautiful on display and really captures all that's best about autumn - especially when the sun shines through it!
These Autumn window pictures look so pretty displayed in the classroom or home at Fall, and are a popular craft with children of all ages.
Make this pretty autumn wreath and tree using simple craft cupboard supplies. Use real leaves as templates, or design your own.
This is a lovely little sewing project and I think you'll agree that the finished result would be something anyone would be happy to display!
Sam collaged an autumn tree but you can of course adapt the colours of tissue paper in this craft to make a lovely blossom tree for spring, a summer tree full of foliage, or perhaps an apple tree.
Conkers are such a part of the British autumn that we thought we'd find a slightly different use for our conker collection!
This family tree display makes a great project (and poster) at any time of year, but also an unusual and special gift for Grandparent's Day.
These felt leaves are a simple way to teach children basic embroidery stitches as they get to see a quick result.
We enjoyed watching how the colours from the old felt tip pens used in this craft spread, and the resultant picture is very pretty.
These pretty glittery fruits will make a welcome display when autumn comes, and could even be used on the Christmas tree!
These stunning leaves can be adapted for any season - and depending on the age of the children you can cut out the leaves for them or leave the whole project up to them.
This Hanging Leaves Garland makes a really super display for Harvest Festival, Autumn or Thanksgiving, and offers the benefit of the fun of leaf collecting and rubbing too!
Here's a quick an easy craft idea for a leaf brooch that children can make themselves or with minimal supervision, perfect for Autumn.
We've cheated with some pre-cut leaves to make this leaf bunting, but you can get the kids to cut out their own (using our templates, or perhaps tracing round some leaves that they collect from
Here's a fun project for those interesting leaves and twigs that you've collected on an autumn walk!
Autumn is a fantastic time to take leaf rubbings and this craft is a lovely way to use them. Maybe it could be used to record a special walk?
You don't need a vegetable patch to make a scarecrow this autumn - just make one for fun with your kids!
Our autumn tree is textural and fun for younger children to make and display. Of course if you can find a green "scrunchy" you can adapt the craft for spring and summer too.
Make the most of your outdoor time by collecting some materials together for a painting session later - using paints that you make yourselves with nature's offerings!
This is a simple technique which involves a paper plate (one of our favourite crafting ingredients!) and lots of colourful paint. You will need some patience while the "tree" dries!
Our cute paper plate scarecrow craft includes all the elements loved by young children, painting, cutting and sticking.
This fun paper plate toadstool craft is useful for Autumn or a fairy theme, perhaps! Good for the youngest children.
Dress yourself up a scarecrow puppet from a wooden spoon and a few fabric scraps, and he will be a great addition to your puppet show!
This lovely craft idea can be undertaken in one go as a project on the seasons - or in four parts over the year as each season arrives.
Use a lovely leaf and some twigs collected when out walking and turn them into a picture of an autumn tree with this fun stamping craft.
These little toadstools - which the kids can make using craft cupboard supplies - look so realistic that you may mistake them for the real thing!
Make these cute toadstool labels with the kids and use them for their own names, to label seeds you are planting in the garden (in which case you will need to laminate the toadstools carefully) or
These leaf suncatchers are a simple craft idea but they use a number of different fine motor skills - tracing, colouring, cutting. And they look pretty on display!
Sam had a lot of fun creating the mottled watercolour paper that we used for this leaf bunting, watching how the colours mixed together.