Fall Inspired Crafts and Snacks
Are you looking for ways to occupy your kids without technology this season? I’ve collected some fun and adorable craft ideas for you to do! Keep reading for a list of helpful links for all things crafting. Share this article on social media with other moms, babysitters, daycare workers and even teachers who may be looking for ideas to keep kids engaged and having fun.
Crafting with kids is a wonderful way to encourage creativity, problem solving skills and build motor skills. Crafting is also a very inexpensive activity that you can choose to incorporate into your child’s daily routine.
The beauty of crafting with children and taking part in creative play is that the end product is always unique! No two craft projects will be the same making which makes them a perfect choice for even those who think they are not creative.
The list I’ve rounded up starts with ideas for young children and progresses to more involved ideas as you scroll down. Happy reading!
Homemade Home Decor Do you have kids that want you to display all their pieces of art? These cute fall inspired craft ideas will be nice additions to your home decor.
Watercolor Fall Leaf Wreath -Hang this on an interior door to bring the outdoor colors inside! You simply need some colored construction paper, scissors, and a paper plate.
Fall Windsock- Kids will love to hang their windsock outside and watch the yellow, orange, and red leaves dance around in the fall wind. Or hang from an interior corner.
Leaf Suncatcher- Brighten up your windows with some beautiful suncatchers. This adorable fall leaf craft for kids requires materials you likely already have laying around the house. Even a leaf template is provided for you at the link below!
Pressed Plant Bookmarks– Next time you’re out walking, running through fields, or on a neighborhood walk, before the first frosts arrive, collect a few small leaves or flowers. Dry them out and press them onto light brown card stock. Your kids will love making these, and their simple beauty makes them a wonderful gift for friends too.
Painted Acorns- Do you have children that want to bring in everything from the outside? Rocks, sticks, leaves, etc. Well, collecting the acorns can be something beneficial for you, too! Once they are painted in autumn colors, they make a beautiful display for décor. Think: candy dish but more rustic and no temptation!
Pinecone Birdfeeders– Do you find yourself loving nature more and more as you get older? This craft will allow you to enjoy nature up close while bringing a sense of fulfillment to your little ones. Feed the birds with this homemade bird feeder. Only 3 things needed!
Melted Crayon Pumpkins- Make rainbow inspired pumpkins by peeling the wrappers off Crayons and place them on top of a pumpkin, then melt them with a hairdryer. It’s fascinating to watch the wax melt and drip down! You can even just do this on a poster board and have artwork on your wall.
Salt Dough Leaf Prints– If you’ve got little bakers in the house, this is the craft for you! Start in the kitchen with a few simple ingredients and finish the art once they come out of the oven. Your kids will love the look and feel of these crafts!
Now let’s shift gears to Fall snack ideas. The delicious smells of the season such as pumpkins, apples, and cinnamon will soon be filling my kitchen! The kitchen is one of my favorite places to be. Most kids love to help prepare food, especially fun snacks! It’s a great way to spend time together, while providing a great opportunity to teach some basic measurement and math skills. You really can’t beat combining quality time that is educational and centered around food! Keep reading for some healthy snack to make with kids. Remember to share this blog on social media will all who might be able to benefit from these great ideas.
Owl Rice Cakes– This is a simple recipe with some of the most loved flavors by kids. It’s quite likely you already have these ingredients at home. Plus, it’s packed with protein and fruits to provide natural energy and nutrition. They might just be too cute to eat!
Granola Clusters– Granola is a great treat, but snacking on lose granola can be kind of messy. Solve that problem and have a little fun with these cute little clusters. Even the eyeballs are edible! You can actually use these DIY eyeballs on so many other snacks.
Caramel Apple Inspired Grapes– Whether young or old, all will be enticed to eat these adorable grapes. They are easy to make, look great on a platter, and leave no mess when eating them.
Tangerine Pumpkins- If you love fall vibes but don’t like the sugary treats that come with the season, these tangerine pumpkins are perfect for you. Peeled and ready to go, pack these in your kiddos lunch box for a sweet surprise!
Candy Corn Fruit Pops- Stack bananas, cantaloupe and pineapples on a stick from smallest to largest at the bottom for a fun and festive way to serve fruit in the shape of a triangle on a stick. (See the link to get a visual of this candy corn inspired fruit kabob.)
Butterscotch Haystacks- These sweet, bite-size, no bake treats will cure your sweet tooth craving and are perfect to serve on a platter of snacks.
Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips- Enjoy this sweet twist on otherwise salty chips.
It's time to create!
So, what are you going to do with all these ideas? I hope they inspire you to spend some quality time with your kiddos. Take the load off a teacher who is always planning by sharing this article of ideas with her. Talk to local moms and rotate days on who can host a craft session with the kids. Share with your babysitter. Don’t let this wonderful season pass without truly embracing all the craft and snack ideas!