Autumn Crafts

Don't worry about the evenings getting longer - gather together your supplies and use the time to enjoy these fantastic autumn crafts for kids!

Apple Collage

Apple Collage

Quick to make but great fun for younger children, this apple collage makes a super autumn or healthy eating craft.

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Apple Prints

Apple Prints

Instead of potato printing with your kids, why not try your hand at these apple prints? Experiment with different types of apple and you might find some surprises: did you know that in some apples a star shape is formed when you cut through the centre of the apple perpendicular to the core?

Autumn Collage

Autumn Collage

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... 

Autumn Leaf Collage

Autumn Leaf Collage

Scrunching tissue paper and sticking it always appeals to little kids, and you get a lovely textural result to put on display. It's possibly not so easy to see the shape of our autumn leaf in this picture, but the colours are lovely!

Autumn Placemat

Autumn Placemat

This placemat in Autumn colours makes a fun seasonal table decoration which the kids will enjoy weaving.

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Autumn Sticker Tree

Autumn Sticker Tree

This is a lovely craft for younger children, who will enjoy both the hand painting and printing and the sticking on of stickers! You could adapt the craft for spring by using pink "blossom" stickers.

Autumn Tree Craft

Autumn Tree Craft

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.

Autumn Window Picture

Autumn Window Picture

This window picture looks beautiful on display and really captures all that's best about autumn - especially when the sun shines through it!

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Autumn Window Pictures

Autumn Window Pictures

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.

Autumn Wreath and Tree

Autumn Wreath and Tree

Make this pretty autumn wreath and tree using simple craft cupboard supplies. Use real leaves as templates, or design your own.

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Button Tree

Button Tree

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! Our button tree is coloured for autumn but you can of course adapt it for any season.

Collage Tree

Collage Tree

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.

Colour Mixing Leaf Display

Colour Mixing Leaf Display

Learn about mixing colours and create a pretty autumn display with this fun painting craft.

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Conker Painting

Conker Painting

Conkers are such a part of the British autumn that we thought we'd find a slightly different use for our conker collection!

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Family Tree

Family Tree

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.

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Felt Leaves

Felt Leaves

These felt leaves are a simple way to teach children basic embroidery stitches as they get to see a quick result. We have stuck to basic backstitch as we are just starting out but you can be more ambitious if you like and experiment with other stitches.

Felt Tip Watercolour Tree

Felt Tip Watercolour Tree

We enjoyed watching how the colours from the old felt tip pens used in this craft spread, and the resultant picture is very pretty. Make sure you use a good thick paper though, or the result might be disappointing.

Glittery Fruits Craft

Glittery Fruits Craft

These pretty glittery fruits will make a welcome display when autumn comes, and could even be used on the Christmas tree!

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Hanging Leaves

Hanging Leaves

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.

Hanging Leaves Garland

Hanging Leaves Garland

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!

Leaf Brooch

Leaf Brooch

Here's a quick an easy craft idea for a leaf brooch that children can make themselves or with minimal supervision, perfect for Autumn. For Canada Day, make the leaf brooch with red felt only and use our template, below.

Leaf Bunting

Leaf Bunting

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 outdoors) for a fun Autumn craft and pretty display!

Leaf People

Leaf People

Here's a fun project for those interesting leaves and twigs that you've collected on an autumn walk!

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Leaf Plate

Leaf Plate

Stencil this pretty leaf plate to use (or display) during autumn - or give as a gift.

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Leaf Rubbing Fairy

Leaf Rubbing Fairy

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?

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Make A Scarecrow

Make A Scarecrow

You don't need a vegetable patch to make a scarecrow this autumn - just make one for fun with your kids!

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Model Autumn Tree

Model Autumn Tree

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.

Painting with Natural Paints

Painting with Natural Paints

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!

Paper Plate Marbling Tree

Paper Plate Marbling Tree

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!

Paper Plate Scarecrow

Paper Plate Scarecrow

Our cute paper plate scarecrow craft includes all the elements loved by young children, painting, cutting and sticking.

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Paper Plate Toadstool

Paper Plate Toadstool

This fun paper plate toadstool craft is useful for Autumn or a fairy theme, perhaps! Good for the youngest children.

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Scarecrow Puppet

Scarecrow Puppet

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 makes a fun craft to do with kids during the autumn / fall season.

Seasonal Tree Canvases

Seasonal Tree Canvases

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. However you choose to do it, the canvases make an eye-catching display.

Stamped Leaf Tree

Stamped Leaf Tree

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.

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Toadstool Craft

Toadstool 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!

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Toadstool House

Toadstool House

This is just the sort of house that a fairy (or some little toy people) might find useful...

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Toadstool Labels

Toadstool Labels

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 perhaps to label objects and places around the house and garden.

Tracing Paper Leaf Suncatchers

Tracing Paper Leaf Suncatchers

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!

Twig Fairy Craft

Twig Fairy

Here's a fun craft to do with the bits and pieces you collect on a nature work.

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Twigs Dry leaves Seeds Playdough

Twig Frame

Twig Frame

Kids will enjoy making this twig frame to display their artwork this Autumn!

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Watercolour Leaf Bunting

Watercolour Leaf Bunting

Sam had a lot of fun creating the mottled watercolour paper that we used for this leaf bunting, watching how the colours mixed together. Make sure you put down plenty of plastic sheeting before you start this craft!

Weave an autumn loom

Weave An Autumn Loom

Why not weave an autumn loom to show off the treasures you collect on your walks during the season? We've also seen them referred to as "fairy looms" and they look fantastic on display in the garden.

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