Every day I am awed by the beautiful fall colors around our neighborhood and it’s been inspiring our crafts and activities too. My daughter and I have been re-making many of the crafts I shared originally years ago with my son and I wanted to share them again with you. Here are 14 of our favorite crafts & activities with fall leaves. I hope you find a project or activity you and your children can share and celebrate these beautiful colors before winter comes.
Falling Leaves Craft
Leaf Rubbing Tree Craft
Toddler Painted Leaves
Letter Match Fall Tree
Fall Leaves Placemats
Thankful Leaves Garland
Stained Glass Leaf Craft
Alphabet Leaf Match
Yarn Stamped Leaves
Food Coloring Leaves
Tape Resist Fall Leaves
Felt Fall Leaves Color Sorting
This was a total spur of the moment Halloween craft . I had the masking tape out on the table and my daughter was playing with it while I was rummaging through the art closet trying to get inspired. I turned around to ask her not to waste it and inspiration struck! We’ve made a ton of Halloween crafts for kids but this is our first mummy craft. You could totally use lighter paper and dark tape to make a ninja too.
Cut or rip strips of tape off the roll and stick to the edge of the table. I didn’t get a good picture of this set up because my daughter was a speed demon with putting the tape on. Older kids should be encouraged to cut their own tape.
Add the tape to the outline. If your child takes more than the 12 seconds my daughter did with this step you can talk about the different lengths of tape or dive into what mummies really are. I didn’t get into that with my 3 year old but if she was a little older I think it would have fascinated her.
Check out our long list of Halloween books for kids here .
Even though Halloween costumes have been out in the stores for a month I still feel like it’s crept up on me. My youngest and I made a really cute Halloween craft yesterday that I will post it soon but today I wanted to share some of our favorite ghost crafts and activities. Yesterday we got our Ghost Bottle Bowling game out and played for the first time since last year and it was just as much fun as it was when we first made it. Here it is with 10 other easy ghost crafts and activities.
Contact Paper Ghosts
Puffy Paint Ghost
Ghost Bottle Bowling
Banana Ghost Treats
Haunted House Math
Potato Print Ghost Garland
Cookie Cutter Ghost Painting
Ghost Sugar Cookies
Sponge Painted Ghosts
Do you have a ghost craft to share? Add a link in comments!
It’s October and it’s time to plan a few ( or many ) fun Halloween crafts to get excited about the holiday and learn at the same time. Each one of these books has been paired with a great craft or activity that work on a variety of skills in a playful way. Click on the book title and you will be taken to Amazon through and affiliate link to check out the book. Click on the craft and you will be taken to the full craft tutorial so you can see the step by step instructions to make it with your child.
Did we miss one of your favorite Halloween books and crafts ? Add them in comments so we can make this resource even more helpful.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams and our Pin and Pound Pumpkins.
What did we miss? Share your favorite Halloween book or craft in comments!