We love a bit of seasonal crafting and these autumn paper plate crafts are pretty much perfect! Today I’m sharing loads of autumn craft ideas for kids with inspiration for activities from all ages from toddlers and preschoolers to kids who are in school. Actually there’s a few here I quite fancy making myself!
Autumn is a beautiful time of year so it lends itself perfectly to inspiration for crafts with it’s beautiful changing colours, the wildlife you’ll love looking out for and of course the leaves falling from the trees. It’s great fun to be able to share your own excitement with your kids too and these crafts are a great way for them to enjoy a bit of creative time indoors if the weather is less than awesome or as activities you can do together – crafts using leaves are brilliant for after a walk outdoors exploring nature.
All the crafts I’m sharing today appear in the same order that you’ll find them in the collages below, there are more ideas than there are in the pictures though so do take a read through the list to find some new crafts to try out with your child. You’ll also find some of our favourite autumn crafts and activities at the end of this post if you fancy a bit more seasonal crafting!
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Autumn Paper Plate Crafts
Apple crafts are always great for autumn and these paper plate apples are ones that my kids made.
Make a fall tree craft using paper plates.
Weather less than perfect where you are? It’s raining as I write this so a paper plate umbrella craft is a good one to include in your autumn theme too.
This paper plate face craft from Easy Peasy and Fun would be great to make after a walk in the woods.
Easy Peasy and Fun share a tutorial for a paper plate hedgehog that looks absolutely gorgeous!
Learn about what’s inside a pumpkin with this craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect.
I love this paper plate whirligig from Red Ted Art and how it reminds me of the way autumn leaves fall from the trees.
This autumn tree craft has movable leaves that you can make ‘fall’ from your tree.
Harvest is always a great celebration during the autumn and I love this sweet vegetable garden themed paper plate craft from Non-Toy Gifts that would be a perfect fit!
Kids Craft Room shares a lovely tutorial for a pumpkin lacing craft using paper plates.
For many people autumn (or rather fall) means Thanksgiving and we’ve got this easy paper plate turkey craft for kids to make.
Don’t feel like getting the paints out? Fair enough! Try tearing paper to make a autumn themed paper plate craft that’s good for fine motor skills too.
Use tissue paper to make a simple paper plate fox.
Make a fun autumn snow globe craft using paper plates following this tutorial from Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Happy Hooligans shares a autumn wreath craft that’s perfect for younger kids.
Make these fantastic yarn wrapped hedgehogs following this tutorial from Kids Craft Room and of course your trusty paper plates!
Messy Little Monster has a great kid made autumn suncatcher craft that uses paper plates.
The colours in this autumn leaf wreath from from Happiness is Homemade are absolutely gorgeous!
Non-Toy Gifts shares a tutorial for a colour changing leaf craft using paper plates.
More Autumn Crafts for Kids
Make these easy autumn leaf suncatchers that look great in the autumn light.
My daughter enjoyed making this pom pom apple craft that’s great for fine motor skills too.
Make the most of warmer days and help out local wildlife with these DIY birdfeeders kids can make.