I love welcoming a new season with cute new crafts! When I’m browsing Pinterest for ideas, I have a few rules I adhere to.
- The craft must be low-maintenance. (We don’t have time to paint, and let something dry, then glue and let it dry again.)
- It has to be age-appropriate enough so the kids can actually do most of the craft themselves.
- It also has to require few supplies or not hard-to-find supplies (I am not trekking all over Hobby Lobby!).
Here are three super easy and cute fall crafts for kids: a mummy, a pumpkin puppet, and an autumn tree.
These do have a little prep time. If your kids are younger, you will need to do the cutting before the craft begins.
Here are the supplies you will need.
- Craft Sticks
- Cardboard Toilet Paper Rolls
- Construction Paper
- White Masking Tape
- Fruit Loops (sans the purple and blue ones–I picked them out. Okay I ate them.)
- Glue Sticks
- Elmer’s Glue (not pictured!)
These are the shapes you will need to precut if your kids are too little to help.
- A little person for the mummy
- A pumpkin for the puppet
- A tree top for the trees
- Green strips for the arms and legs of the pumpkin (not pictured)
Pumpkin Puppet Instructions
Autumn Tree Instructions
Let the kids glue the Fruit Loops to the precut tree tops. You’ll need the elmer’s glue for this; we tried glue sticks but they couldn’t handle it. Of course, all I had on hand was glitter glue! Then cut slits in the top of the cardboard tubes and slide the treetops into their trunks.
For more fall craft ideas, you can visit my Pinterest board!