By TMoM Team Member Anna Keller
As parents and caregivers, there’s nothing like the joy and pride of a child who’s created something all by themselves. Incorporating craft projects into your routine is a great way to help them achieve that sense of accomplishment, and also develop fine motor skills and hone creativity and problem solving. Even more fun? Theming the crafts to align with the time of year!
Here are some sure-to-please fall crafts for toddlers and preschoolers:
Fall Leaf Crown: I KNOW my 3.5-year-old daughter would be all about one of these fall crowns! It’s a neat way to use leaves your child collects in the yard or a favorite park and turn them into something that can fuel their imagination in a big way. Instructions here! Photo and craft credit: How Wee Learn
Autumn Centerpiece Craft: This is a way to let your child use their hands to create something the whole family can enjoy all season long. This colorful art project uses both elements of nature and tissue paper to result in a pretty centerpiece to adorn your kitchen table (or something your child can proudly display in their room!). Instructions here! Photo and craft credit: How Wee Learn
Puffy Paint Pumpkins: Make your own puffy paint out of household items (you can even make it pumpkin spice scented!) and then let your kiddo get to painting! Instructions here! Photo and craft credit: Emma Owl
Colorful Patterned Owls: How adorable are these paper plate owls? I like that they’re a bit less of an expected theme for a fall craft as well: no leaves or Halloween here! They use products you likely already have at home, making this an easy one to pull out last minute. Instructions here! Photo and craft credit: i heart crafty things
Handprint Spider Web: Your kiddo will get to personalize this spider with their handprints, and then use focus and fine motor skills to sew their web. It’s sure to be a hit! Instructions here! Photo and craft credit: Mom Endeavors
Easy Marbled Fall Leaves: If you’re up for a bit of a mess (the kind kids LOVE), this is a great fall craft option that results in beautiful leaves your child can proudly display to celebrate the season. Instructions here! Photo and craft credit: i heart arts n crafts
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