We’ve started to do a few autumn crafts over the last week and this sweet fine motor skills craft was a quick idea after my kids asked for one more thing to make. At six my son is good with his letters but he’s enjoying helping my daughter (3) learn her alphabet. Her interest in letters has come as a total surprise to me but I’m happy to go with it! This autumn letter craft is super quick to set up and can be easily adapted as you’ll see below.
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To make your autumn fine motor skills craft you will need:
Coloured card or paper in autumn colours – red, orange, green and yellow
Let’s make it:
We started by cutting some coloured paper into squares and then we made the letter A on another piece of paper using glue. For my son this was easy while my daughter needed some help so we did the glue together. This was also a really good opportunity to talk about autumn colours and cutting up the paper is a great way to practice scissor skills too.
The kids then glued the cut up paper onto the letter A – grabbing hold of the paper squares and fixing it onto the squares is a great way for them to practice their fine motor skills. They also enjoyed decorating their letters with some fake autumn leaves that I’d bought – I love using real autumn leaves for crafting but sometimes, like when it’s raining, it’s not always that practical to get them ready to glue or paint.
While the kids made letter A this would also be really easy to adapt – we talked about how in America autumn is called Fall so we made a simple letter F as well and you could also use this idea to spell out whole words instead, perhaps autumn itself or leaves or the names of each month.
If you like this idea don’t forget to pin or bookmark it so you don’t forget to make it! If you like this we’ve got loads of Autumn crafts on this site – why not check out these easy autumn playdough ideas, this apple craft that’s great for fine motor skills or these autumn leaf suncatchers? Love Halloween? I’ve got a whole book full of awesome ideas for you!