25 Fall Crafts for Children
Try this one for the younger set. With white chalk or a white crayon, draw the shape of a large candy corn on a piece of black construction paper. Draw lines to divide the candy corn into three parts. Provide a toddler with white, yellow, and orange paper to tear into small pieces, and apply glue on each portion of the candy corn. Challenge the child to sort the pieces of paper by color, placing all the yellow in the top section, orange in the middle, and white at the bottom.
Provide each child with a brown paper bag, eyes, and a beak to turn the bag’s flat bottom into a turkey face. Trace a handprint and cut it out several times in different colors of construction paper. Help children glue the cut-out handprints to the back to create feathers and add a red wattle under the flap. Kids can put a hand inside the bag and make the turkey puppet talk.
For a family craft, paint the palm of each family member’s hand with brown paint and each finger a different color: red, blue, green, yellow, and orange. Have each person leave a handprint on a large white piece of paper, spaced out a bit. Next, draw little feet at the bottom of each palm, and add eyes and a beak to each thumb. Put names and ages under the handprint turkeys, and the date in the corner. Make this an annual tradition to see how the smallest turkeys grow.
Another easy one for the younger set: Cut out a turkey body, eyes, beak, and feet and let your child glue the pieces together on a sheet of paper. Provide a dish brush (the kind used to scour off food while washing) and various colors of paint. As usual, red, orange, and yellow work well. Children can dip the bristles of the brush into the paint and stamp it around the turkey to make feathers.