With the leaves changing colour and the days getting shorter it’s the perfect time to share some easy fall crafts for toddlers that are perfect to make on those days when you just want to stay inside!
We’ve shared loads of crafts for toddlers that are perfect for one, two and three year olds. This age group are lovely to craft with as you can share their excitement about the change in season with them.
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Fall Crafts for Toddlers
Fall is one of my favorite times for getting creative with kids, there’s so much to be inspired by and it’s something that my own children always enjoy too.
Many of the activities that I’m sharing today are suitable for kids of all ages, perfect if you have older kids at at home too. However I’ve tried to choose fall crafts that are particularly good with younger children. Quite a few of these are ones that we made at home for example our fall leaf suncatchers were made by my kids aged four and one years old so I’m certain that everyone can get involved in something!
As with all activities for toddlers you will need to supervise your child during these crafts and obviously there is a lot of differences between what different children can do at different ages – the toddler years are ones of massive change and development. Go with what you think your child will enjoy and most importantly have fun.
Fall Books To Share Together
I am a huge fan of reading with my kids – I think all parents are, after who wouldn’t want an excuse to cuddle up together especially in this cooler weather.
My children have always been fans of themed books – we love Christmas books during December and Halloween books in October. These fall books for toddlers would be great to share together for a bit of rest and chill out time once you’ve finished your crafting for the day.
I Love Fall – A Touch and Feel Board Book by Alison Inches
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson
Fall Crafts Ideas
Artsy Momma shares a fall leaf craft that has gorgeous colours!
My daughter made these apple suncatchers as an activity for after preschool and they’re great for fine motor skills too.
With a grown up using the hole punch this 3D tree craft from Non-Toy Gifts would be great fun to make.
Follow Fireflies and Mudpies tutorial to make some cute harvest buddies.
Celebrate the changing colours on the trees outside with this simple paper plate fall tree using tissue paper.
We had really good fun making this cute handprint hedgehog craft using our free printable template. This can be a good fall craft to help you teach about color mixing too as if you use red and yellow paints for handpainting with kids it will inevitably end up with orange paint!
This paper plate scarecrow is super easy and using our template means you could easily make lots of scarecrow crafts with a group without too much hassle. Just give your toddler some crayons or markers and they can get coloring and gluing.
My kids loved making these cotton wool painted apples.
These leaf suncatchers which I mentioned earlier are one of our most popular crafts and were made by my kids.
We love any excuse to try out painting and crafting without resorting to the normal paint brushes and Rainy Day Mum’s cork printed fall art project looks perfect for little hands to create.
Toddlers will enjoy sticking down the leaves in this sweet lion craft from Easy Peasy and Fun that comes with a free printable.
My daughter and I made this pom pom apple tree together when she was a toddler.
I love this apple printed tshirt from Non-Toy Gifts as a craft that your toddler can wear afterwards.
Paper crafts are always really popular in our home as they are cheap to make, especially if you can find scrap paper to make your craft with. This paper hedgehog craft is really cute and just needs scissors and glue to help you make it.
Build your own owl with our cut and paste owl craft that’s free to download.
This fist bump pumpkin craft from Thrifty Jinxy is super cute!
Make an easy leaf craft that’s super simple for toddlers.
Make a simple paper plate fall wreath like this one from Glitter On A Dime.
This contact paper autumn tree was a really good fall activity that my kids enjoyed and was a fun way for them to get really hands on creating.
Messy Little Monster’s leaf monsters look like great fun to create and would be a fun way to use up any craft supplies that you have left over from other art projects.
This apple craft for toddlers is super simple and uses one of our favourite materials for crafting.
You’ll need an adult to cut out the template for our paint resist squirrel craft but toddlers can definitely do the easy painting required for this.
Make a simple paint splat fall tree craft using our free tree template.
This acorn craft is made using collage materials and one of our free templates.
Use up old toilet paper rolls to paint this easy owl craft that uses a free printable.
Use our free apple template to make this easy apple stamping craft.
Make this pretty butterfly fall leaf craft.
Make this cute handprint hedgehog craft using our free printable template.
Do the cutting for your child and change the glue gun to glue dots and I think these pinecone hedgehogs with their googly eyes from Mum In The Madhouse would be a great little diy they can display in their room afterwards.
Create an easy mess free autumn tree craft.
This duplo stamped apple tree craft is great for little hands and it’s always fun to raid the toy box for craft materials!
Learn about colour mixing or practice mark making with this mess free pumpkin craft.
Make a simple fall tree craft with real leaves.
Raid your cupboards to make this popcorn autumn tree craft.
These washi tape autumn leaves are a really simple craft for toddlers to make.
Don’t fancy getting the paints out? Then this paper plate apple craft is for you!
Make some sweet forest fairy wings together following this tutorial from Daisies and Pie, perfect for some dramatic play afterwards!
Follow Messy Little Monster’s tutorial to make an autumn suncatcher from a paper plate.
I love the way the different colours look in this fall suncatcher craft from Mama Smiles.
Where Imagination Grows share a gorgeous fall tree craft using mason jars.
Teaching Two and Three Year Olds shares how to make a pumpkin magnet.
If your child loves handprint crafts then this fall themed idea from Fun Handprint Art would be perfect!
More Crafts for Toddlers
Getting ready for Christmas? With toddlers around there’s no such thing as preparing too soon! Grab some inspiration for fun things to make with this round up of Christmas crafts for toddlers.
This round up of Winter crafts for toddlers has been super popular with parents too!
In the US? Why not check out these fun Thanksgiving activities for toddlers.