October 12, 2018
Fall Craft Ideas

Fun ideas for your little goblins!

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

This fall craft is a great project for children to complete either at home or at school.  Using the materials above, children can create an adorable scarecrow.  This scarecrow can be used as a decorative piece of art to adorn a wall or a refrigerator.  In addition, they can be hung from the ceiling.

 

popsicle scarecrow

Materials:

 

  • 8 popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper – brown, yellow, white, orange
  • Brown/black marker
  • Brown paint

 

Autumn Handprint Tree

Autumn is a beautiful time of year!  This craft allows children to create that beauty through color-mixing techniques.  Have the child go outside and explore this season.  Have them look at the trees, observe the different colors of the leaves, and even those trees that do not have many leaves.  This project gives him or her the opportunity to recreate what they see within their own art creation!  In addition, it provides the children with a secret opportunity to practice problem-solving skills, as well as use mathematical thinking.

handprint tree

Materials:

  • White construction paper
  • Paint (primary colors, white, black)
  • Q-tips

 Turkey Corner Bookmarks

These turkey bookmarks make a fun project for young children to create for either personal or school use.  This festive fall decorative piece of art can adorn any page of any book.  In addition, since this project does not take a lot of time to create, children can create more than one.   You can find additional animal bookmark crafts on Pinterest, similar to this one.  You may choose to make this a craft any time of the year!

turkey corner

Materials:

  • Brown origami paper
  • Construction paper – yellow and orange
  • Decorative and regular scissors
  • Wiggle eye stickers
  • Glue
  • Black marker

Melted Crayon Fall Pumpkin Craft

This melted crayon fall craft is a more complex and messy project than those listed above.  However, it is an excellent project for families to complete together.  Children will love participating in this craft, as it involves pumpkins and crayons!  It also gives much leeway as to how colorful and creative you wish the pumpkin to be.

melted crayons

Materials:

  • Crayons
  • Pumpkin (real or artificial)
  • White glue
  • Hair dryer

Frankenstein Handprints

This is a very creative and fun craft to complete with a younger child!  Those children between pre-school and kindergarten age will most definitely enjoy this, as they will be able to have their hand painted!  In turn, they could even paint your hand, which will also excite them.   Don’t forget to use googly eyes because that is the best part!

Frankenstein hands

Materials:

  • White construction paper
  • Paint – green, black, brown
  • Googly Eyes

Button Ghost

This is an excellent craft for to complete at school or at home.  It involves some effort, so this may be a good project for children ages 8 or 9.  This is not only a cute project, but will forever be a great Halloween decoration that can be put out on display each year.

ghostpic

Materials:

  • Black burlap panel
  • Buttons – black and white
  • Template
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue
  • Old Toothbrush