Fall crafts for kids
As the leaves turn and the weather cooling down, we “fall” back in love with cozy weekends at home with our family crafting. This handy Fall craft guide is designed to keep young crafters enlivened and engaged from the start of the school year to the holiday break and beyond!
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FOR THE NATURE LOVERS
Between the changing leaves, chilly temperatures, and the abundance of migrating animals to watch, there is tons of inspiration to be found in your backyard, local park, and beyond!
The Backyard Explorer Kit ($16.99) cracks the wild and wonderful natural world wide open to aspiring artists, budding botanists, and cub conservationists!
Designed to help young minds draw inspiration from the beauty of nature around them, this clever kit includes an activity book, eight washable markers, two sheets of stickers and more!
After you and your family have spent the day exploring nature around you, gather together to make a beautiful scrapbook to remember all those interesting fall finds. Using the Studio In a Box ($39.99), build a visual showcase of colorful leaves, twigs, cocoons, and casings that connect the dots on the many natural wonders and their artful offerings.
Of course, we can’t forget our nature-inspired crafting supplies that make perfect gifts for kids of all ages: Rock Crayons ($14.99) and Gem Jackpot Crayons ($14.99). Creating endless and opportunities for artistic nature enthusiasts, both crayon sets (which include 12 pieces each) offer playful color combinations which blend beautifully into an array of hues.
FOR THE EERIE ENTHUSIAST
There are no shortage of Halloween-inspired art ideas, but the Create Your Own Haunted House Craft Kit ($16.99) puts a spooky spin on a classic winter holiday craft.
Little makers who love anything spooky AND have a mind for geometry, design, and building will delight in this DIY building set, complete with wood pieces for the walls, paints, glue, and assorted ominous odds and ends that make this house BOO-tiful!
Want to craft to scale?
Need another Halloween project? Create more spooky decorations for YOUR haunted house (and your home too!) with Kid Made Modern’s Halloween Craft Kit ($16.99).
From the creepy crawly to tricks and treats, the kit will encourage your whole family to join in and create....with spooktacular crafts as a result!
The Halloween Craft Kit includes:
- 15 foam shapes
- 2 stick-backed foam sheets
- Fuzzy sticks and poms
- Googly and cat eyes
- Paper bags and so much more!
Decorate your front porch, patio, kids’ rooms, and more with weird and wonderful Halloween decor you make together with the whole family!
FOR THE HOST WITH THE MOST
When it comes to Thanksgiving, crafts are a way to empower your kids to help with the planning and hosting by putting their creativity to work. Stock up on crafting supplies like our Best Selling Bundle ($80), which is an all-in-one package that includes our popular Arts & Crafts Supply Library, Studio in a Box, and Confetti Crayons. Read on for a few of our favorite Thanksgiving-themed DIY’s.
- It’s Turkey Time! Our Hand-Shaped Turkey Activity Sheet makes an interactive, family-friendly tabletop decor. Occupy your little ones while you prep for dinner and have them color placemats in advance to surprise and delight your guests. Download the printable here.
- Festive Fall Leaf Placemats make for a gorgeous splash of color on your table, and even your littlest crafter can help! All you need is construction paper and glue to make these adorable table settings, and your young artists can make these special with their own creative spin, too. Find a how-to for these Leafy Placemats here.
- Bead-still our hearts! DIY beaded napkin rings in seasonal fall colors using supplies readily available in the Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Supply Library ($39.99, or part of the Best Selling Bundle.)
Build the rings using a combination of bendable fuzzy sticks, colorful beads, and sequins! If your young one is a nature lover, then glue on some beautiful fall leaves or acorns to bring the fall theme to life.
Just for Fun
Send your dinner guests home with a gift that they’ll remember for days to come, using Kid Made Modern’s Watercolor Bookmarks tutorial!
Using our Studio In a Box ($39.99, or part of the Best Selling Bundle), use watercolor paints, paper, and fuzzy sticks to make fall-colored bookmarks that can be gifted and cherished by loved ones.
No matter the craft you choose, Fall offers lots of inspiration. From leaves to Thanksgiving, and a sense of connectivity, which provides a wonderful backdrop for kids engaging in arts and crafts during the fall. We’d love to see what you create! Share your masterpieces with us by tagging us at @kidmademodern on Instagram or Facebook!
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