There’s nothing better for keeping little hands busy and out of trouble than a fun craft project! As summer draws to a close and autumn sets in, nothing beats gathering inside with the kids and working on something crafty!
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 yarn stash.
We’ve rounded up 11 top autumn crafts for kids. With a range of knitting, crochet and needlecraft projects – there’s something to suit every family. Plus, they’re super easy. Ready? Set, go!
Knit, crochet or stitch amazing autumn leaves
If your kids are crazy for kicking big piles of autumn leaves; bring the fun inside with these super easy leafy makes. The knitted and crocheted leaves can create a gorgeous garland for autumnal home styling, and it’s something the whole family can pitch in to make! The embroidery pattern might look tricky, but you can easily choose a leaf from the design and focus on one rather than the whole bunch!
Create awesome gourds
Oh my gourd! The autumn fun doesn’t have to stop with pumpkins! We can’t get enough of these gorgeous gourds. These lovely little makes are super seasonal and will look fabulous decorating your home year after year. Kids are sure to be fans of the adorable amigurumi pumpkin and squash; and the chunky crocheted pumpkins are super speedy to make – perfect for impatient littles!
Make miniature spooky characters
If you’ve got lots of odds and ends of yarn in your stash – these little knitted characters are the perfect way to make use of them! Kids will fall in love with these super cute tiny characters. With a witch, a ghost, a pumpkin, a bat and a vampire to create; you can have a whole gang of these haunting knits!
This isn’t a project for first time knitters, but it’s great for older kids who have already learnt the tricks of the trade and are looking for a little challenge. The pattern comes with clear row-by-row instructions and photographs to help kids get to grips with it. What more could you want?
Crochet a perfect pumpkin
Get your kids crafting for Halloween! 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!
Stitch super scary Halloween designs
Cross stitch crazy kids can take their skills to the next level with these cool and contemporary embroidered designs. Perfect for stitching onto t-shirts for lazy Halloween costumes, these spooky little patterns are waiting for you to get started! Which one do you like the most – the coffin, vampire fangs or the friendly skull?
Get set for Thanksgiving
If there’s one thing to be thankful for, it’s your kids crafting all your Thanksgiving decorations! The tiny little amigurumi turkeys are absolutely adorable, and so easy to make for tiny hands! The Thanksgiving wreath is a bit more challenging, but confident little crocheters will be great at making the mini pumpkins that can go all the way around the wreath.