Big kids get to go to school and make lots of crafts this time of year, but little ones don’t have to miss out on the fun! It’s finally fall and one of the best ways to celebrate is by making some fall craft ideas with your child.

You don’t have to be an artist to help your child craft their own masterpiece. In fact, you can get creative with items that you already have at home! Even babies can participate in the fall fun so check out this list of fall craft ideas to help get those creative juices flowing!

5 Simple and Adorable Fall Craft Ideas For Young Kids

Fall crafts for babies and toddlers. Even babies can participate in the fall fun so check out this list of fall craft ideas to help get those creative juices flowing!

Ages 0-1: Body Prints

There may not be much coordination when it comes to babies and art, but something simple you can do is paint and print hands and feet onto paper. Then, turn those prints into something autumnal like a turkey, a spider, or a pumpkin. You can even squirt a little non-toxic paint onto their hands or feet, set the paper in front of them, and see what they come up with!

Ages 1-2: Apple Stamps

This is a fun and easy craft for your new toddler. Simply cut the apple in half, paint the flat side, and stamp onto the paper! You can create trees with fall leaves or pumpkins. If you want to make it edible, use pureed food as the “paint.”

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Ages 2-3: Leaf Painting

This one is exciting because it requires a little outside time beforehand. Have your child find some leaves then bring them inside. Stick them onto paper then let your child paint over them. When you remove the leaves, you’ll have beautiful outlines of them!

Ages 3-4: Leaf People

This activity is so cute and your child will even be able to play with it after you guys make it, so it’s a double win! Collect some sticks, leaves, and acorns and assemble them to make your leaf people. Watch your little one’s imagination take off into a fall wonderland.

5 Simple and Adorable Fall Craft Ideas For Young Kids

Ages 4-5: Toilet Paper Roll Leaf Stamping

This is a cool way to reuse your toilet paper rolls while paying homage to the beautiful leaves of fall. Simply use the roll as a stamp and voila! You’ve got a magnificent piece of art to hang up that will make your home fall festive.

All Ages: Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Playdough is fun for all ages (even mom and dad!), so this is sure to be a hit no matter the time of year. To give it a fall flare, add pumpkin pie spice and some food coloring. This recipe is edible so safe for the littlest ones, too.

Whether or not you have the artsy gene, the best part is that you are spending time together, making memories, and celebrating fall. So grab some apple cider and unleash your inner Picasso!

Jenna Lombardi
Jenna Lombardi
Jenna Lombardi currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Andrew, and their two children, Aaron and Clare. She loves to travel (even with kids!), find a good bargain, and enjoys an iced chai latte with soy milk every now and then. When she’s not wrangling the kids at the playground or the zoo, she can be found practicing hand lettering, reading about pregnancy and natural childbirth, or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen.