22 amazing autumn crafts for kidsPublished on 25 October 2021 7 min read
As the leaves change from vibrant green to fiery orange, red and brown; gather your little people, make a hot chocolate and dip into your craft supplies. We’ve rounded up 22 of our favourite autumn craft ideas for kids. There’s something for everyone!
1. Paper pumpkins
These adorable little DIY paper pumpkins are just gourd-ous! Perfect for a weekend crafternoon of making with little ones. Gather twigs for the pumpkin stalks together, let them do the folding and you can add the finishing touches with a glue gun. All you need is a few simple paper craft supplies to make a whole mini DIY pumpkin patch that you can display around your home this autumn!
2. DIY slime
This easy DIY unicorn slime can be whipped up in no time! Make with your little one or give as a special Halloween gift. This oozy rainbow slime will provide hours of fun, just follow these simple instructions and make your own batch. Fancy a Halloween slime edition? Customise with pumpkin shades, monster greens or vampire black with a lashing of glitter for a spooky edition!
3. Pinecone hedgehogs
There's nothing like getting crafty with mother nature! These adorable DIY pinecone hedgehogs make such a fun autumn craft for kids. With pinecone bodies and cute felt faces, you can make a whole family of critters. Skip the foraging and get straight to making with these lovely pinecones which can to be delivered straight to your door!
4. Crochet autumn leaves
Great for older kids, these pretty autumn leaves are easy once you know how! Use up scraps in your stash and make a whole forest floor of autumn leaves. String up as a garland, combine to make an autumn wreath or sprinkle across your dining room table.
5. Easy peasy crochet pumpkin
This super cute and extra tiny pumpkin is so easy to crochet. Plus, we’ve made a video tutorial so they can watch time and time again as they learn. Once you’ve made a few (or if you’ve got a tag team of kids making them!), they’ll look lovely stitched onto a kid's jumper, hat or scarf for autumn strolls!
6. Ghostly pom pom garland
This spooky pom pom garland by Christine Leech is a real scream! Pom poms are such a great craft for all ages, and this Halloween themed edition is the ultimate trick or treat! Kids will love whipping up a whole cave of bats and spooky ghosts that can be strung up into a spooktastic garland you can display around your house. Just follow the easy steps in our free tutorial!
7. Paper roll foxes
These cute DIY paper roll foxes are such an easy craft for kids to make this autumn. All you need is some orange and white paper, glue stick, pen and ordinary household paper toilet rolls, for a crafternoon of fun. We especially love their bushy tails!
8. Easy deathly night embroidery
This free beginner embroidery pattern will give them the heebie jeebies, and not to mention hours of fun. Best for older kids who want to try embroidery, this fang-tastic design is a great way to get started. If they dare!
9. Easy paper plate scarecrow
This easy autumn kids craft is ideal for a rainy day! Have your little ones rustle up a smiley scarecrow with a simple paper plate and a selection of autumn-coloured card. We love the hand print cut-out tufts of straw hair for that extra cute personal touch.
10. Amigurumi bat finger puppet
With his cute little fangs and outstretched wings this little midnight critter is a cute Halloween craft for budding crocheters! Or why not make for your youngster, along with a whole host of other characters, for hours fun this autumn.
11. Autumn pom pom wreath
Get the hot chocolate ready, and gather the whole family together for a cosy afternoon of pom pom making with all your fave autumnal shades of yarn. Glue together for a beautiful DIY autumn wreath that will welcome everyone who comes to the door!
12. Autumn trees cross-stitch kit
A fantastic starter kit for budding cross-stitch enthusiasts! This beginners falling leaves cross stitch is the ideal project for youngsters to curl up with indoors with this autumn. Everything you need to make this autumn trees project is included in this cute set. And don't forget our beginners cross-stitch guide to help them get started too!
13. Cupcake case owls
These cupcake case owls are a hoot! If you're looking for easy autumn crafts for kids, this is one for your to-make list. Great for pre-schoolers and nursery age children, these sweet little owls complete with big googly eyes, can be made using ordinary cupcake cases for an easy autumn kids craft that will keep little hands busy.
14. Squishy amigurumi bats
If they love crochet, they will adore this terrifyingly cute free crochet bat pattern! So plushy with lots of fun detail, including teenie fangs, black eyes and stitched smile. The main body is crocheted in one piece with the wings and ears sewn on afterwards, for a fun project for them to hunker down with as the evenings get longer.
15. Popsicle stick scarecrow
This popsicle stick craft is just what the scarecrow ordered for a crisp autumn day! Great for all ages, this easy kids craft can be whipped up with everyday materials from around the house for a fun harvest-themed activity.
16. Acorn necklaces
Kids will love foraging for acorns in the lead up to making these wondrous woodland crafts! These acorns are painted with pastel acrylics and transformed into charming characters to be worn as DIY necklaces and charm bracelets you and the kids will love!
17. Spooky objects embroidery designs
Whether they want to get creative with their wardrobe or make a pretty Halloween wall hanging, these spooky-themed embroidery designs are great as a cluster or singled out as a fun embellishment. Pick from these fun free designs including creepy spider, severed hand, witches hat and bloodshot eyeball! Ideal for customising anything from jeans and jackets, to tote bags and pencil cases!
18. Handprint and footprint turkey art
This autumn handprint and footprint turkey craft is not just fun for the kids but will create a personalised keepsake you'll treasure for years to come!
19. Beginner crochet ghost pattern
This beginner Halloween ghost pattern is a boo-tiful make for the spooky season! Easy to make and fun to prop up around the house, this free pattern is a great choice for kids this autumn.
20. Autumn doodles embroidery kit
Bang on trend, this is a great starter kit for teens and pre-teens who want to dabble in embroidery. Crammed with cosy doddles they'll love stitching to life, this bundle has everything they need. A great gift idea for autumn birthdays too!
21. Easy origami witches
As it approaches Halloween there's no better craft than witch craft! These easy origami witch designs are simply bewitching. Just follow the simple steps and make a whole coven of wickedly fun autumn crafts for kids.
22. Bat mask pattern
If they love dressing up for Halloween they'll love making this easy bat mask with this free pattern! Easily whipped up in 1-2 hours, more time for trick or treating. Let the scares begin!