Help your preschooler celebrate the arrival of autumn with these fun low mess fall crafts for preschoolers that are a great screen free craftivity for children as young as 3.
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Fall Crafts For Preschoolers
One of the most common things that comes up when chatting with my mom friends is how they’d love to start crafting with their preschoolers but just don’t know where to start. And, more often than not the very next statement is how unexperienced and uncreative they are making crafting an impossible task that they’re almost afraid to take on.
My reply is always the same: “anyone can craft” and “get creative with their children“.
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 them a perfect choice for even the most “uncrafty” people.
With that in mind, we wanted to round up some of the easiest fall craft ideas for preschoolers. These 15 crafts were selected with children as young as 3 in mind.
As a result, every one of these fall crafts for preschoolers is easy to make, low mess and above all a ton of fun to make! These easy fall crafts for young kids are perfect for parents looking for a a few fall crafts for preschoolers to make on the weekend or a even a classroom teacher looking for an activity in incorporate into her lesson plan.
Crafts Supplies We Recommend
Crafting with kids is a wonderful way to encourage creativity, problem solving skills and build fine motor skills. Crafting is also a very inexpensive activity that you can choose to incorporate into your child’s daily routine.
Here are some of the best crafting supplies we recommend to have on hand when making these back to school crafts.
These crafting supplies create a solid crafting kit that contain a variety of different materials that make starting just about any craft project quick and easy.
- 1000 piece kids crafting kit (includes a variety of materials including pipe cleaners, buttons, feathers, popsicle sticks, pom poms etc. Comes with a convenient carrying case for quick and easy clean up and storage)
- Disappearing purple craft glue (helps kids see where they’ve spread glue)
- Safety scissors (perfect for making cutting safe and easy for little fingers)
- Construction Paper and plenty of white paper
- Water color paint, washable paint and a painting smock
- Washable markers and crayons
Popular Low Mess Fall Crafts For Preschoolers
#1 Apple Stamping Fall Craft For Kids
We love this apple stamping craft for kids because it practices the very important skills of cutting and gluing for young children. Even the youngest kids love creating this apple stamping craft idea. (Tutorial available from Premeditated Leftovers)
#2 Low Mess Pumpkin Painting Art Project
We just love this adorable low mess fall pumpkin painting craft for kids. This entire project comes together in a ziploc bag making it one of the easiest fall crafts for preschoolers! (Tutorial available from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds)
#3 Fall Apple Popsicle Stick Craft
This quick, easy and low mess fall popsicle stick apple craft is perfect for preschoolers and even toddlers! (Tutorial available from Simple Mom Project)
#4 Fall Leaf Suncatchers
This adorable fall leaf craft for kids requires materials you likely already have laying around the house. Square pieces of tissue are glued on contact paper backed leaf cutouts to create fall leaf suncatchers even the smallest kids will enjoy making. (Tutorial available from The Best Ideas For Kids)
#5 Fall Windsock Craft
Encourage kids to glue a variety of fall leaf stickers to their windsock to celebrate the changing of the leaves! Toddlers, preschoolers and even kindergarten age children will be proud to display their fall windsock and watch it catch the wind. (Tutorial available from I Heart Craft Things)
#6 Paper Plate Apple Craft For Kids
This adorable paper plate craft is one of our favorite fall crafts for preschoolers. Paper plates are painted a red and green and then decorated with an apple template you can print for free! (Tutorial available from Simple Everyday Mom)
#7 Pom Pom Fall Leaf Painting Craft
If quick and easy crafts are your priority then this pom pom fall leaf painting craft is a must try. This is one of those fall crafts for preschoolers that you can easily try at the last minute since it requires supplies that you likely already have laying around the house. (Tutorial available from Jinxy Kids)
#8 Fingerprint Corn On The Cob Craft
Especially young kids might need a little help cutting out the corn shape to create this fingerprint corn on the cob craft. This is one of those fall crafts for preschoolers that even toddlers will enjoy creating! (Tutorial available from Artsy Fartsy Mom)
#9 Rope and Pom Pom Fall Tree Craft
Your preschooler will love creating this easy and colorful rope and pom pom fall tree craft. This is another one of those fall crafts for preschoolers that uses very little in the way of craft supplies making it a great choice for everyone. Rope + Glue + Pom Poms = adorable fall tree craft for kids! (Tutorial available via My Bright Ideas Blog)
#10 Torn Paper Scarecrow Kids Craft Idea
This adorable easy fall scarecrow crafts is one of our favorite fall crafts for preschoolers because it’s so much fun to make! Even the youngest crafters will have fun ripping construction paper and building their very own scarecrow. (Tutorial available from Crafty Morning)
#11 Lego Painted Pumpkins
This is one of our favorite fall crafts for preschoolers and especially young children. Pull out some orange paint and a few Legos and let the kids play with paint and create an adorable fall pumpkin by stamping their Lego pieces. (Tutorial available from Every Little Adventure)
#12 Cardboard Roll Fingerprint Fall Craft
Save your paper roll tubes so your preschooler can create these adorable fall paper tube trees. This is one of those quick and easy fall crafts for kids that even toddlers can make! (Tutorial available from Our Kid Things)
#13 Handprint Fall Leaf Craft
Kids love playing with paint and this quick and easy fall handprint craft is a great opportunity to celebrate fall and get a little messy. Children use their hands to create artwork and these fall handprint crafts are a great way to have a ton of fun and celebrate the arrival of autumn. (Tutorial available from Learn Create Love)
#14 Autumn Leaf People
We just love how creative this autumn leaf people craft is! After collecting colorful autumn leaves work on creating colorful people using paint, googly eyes, pom poms and pipe cleaners. (Tutorial available from Thimble and Twig)
#15 Paper Plate Owl In A Fall Tree
We just love how creative and fun this fall craft for preschoolers is! An adorable owl is nestled on a fall tree branch in this easy to make fall own craft for kids. (Tutorial available from Our Kid Things)
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