Inspiring Fall Crafts for Kids

Autumn is filled with beautiful colors, making this the perfect time of year for lots of crafting fun! Here are some festive, frugal, and inspiring crafts for kids from around the web… Enjoy!!

1. Live in a climate with no colorful leaves available? Take matters into your own hands with these marbled painted Fall leaves using the help of a little shaving cream — Little Wonders’ Days shows you how.


2. Krokotak uses leaves for this fun art lesson – complete with printables (found via The Crafty Crow).

3. The kids can help make their own explorer costume with is fun (and very frugal) tutorial from Real Simple – Perfect for lots of imaginative dress up play fun!


4. A Beautiful Mess has instructions for this Fall Leaves Garland – a simple and frugal first sewing project!


5. Quince & Quire added a little metallic ink for some hand-painted Autumn leaves — beautiful!!

Wishing you and your family a lovely (and frugal) weekend filled with simple pleasures!

Have fun!!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    I think that the only leaf craft I want to see right now is a giant leaf pile. With no leaves outside of said pile.

    That would be awesome. Thanks!!


  2. Valerie – Those are all so beautiful!
    Mark – Be careful, you didn’t specify where you wanted said leaf pile to be – a giant leaf mountain in the middle of the living room, could become a rainy day, fun, frugal, family post 🙂

  3. Thank you for featuring our shaving cream/paint leaf project! I love all the features. They are all such pretty ideas for fall. We’re still waiting for our real leaf flurry to start.

  4. Thanks for sharing such great craft ideas. My kids are going to love these ideas.

  5. I just love all these projects – thanks for sharing!

  6. The drawing leaf activities are an excellent idea. Helping children learn how to draw. Love it.


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