Hardly any other season provides as many handicraft materials as autumn. And fortunately he’s almost there. Beautifully colorful in gold, red and brown with a natural cosiness and relaxing freshness. Even on rainy days you can just make yourself at home and make something nice with the little ones. This way you can spend a lot of time together in a playful way and not only promote the children’s creativity, but also their fine motor skills and ensure a good mood and a lot of handicraft fun. So if you want to make atmospheric autumn decorations soon, you will, as always, find numerous craft ideas here that are very easy to imitate.
Today it’s all about crafting with kids, but you’ll find plenty of ideas and instructions for creating beautiful decorations for grown-ups in our craft collection. Look at everything in peace and draw a lot of inspiration from it.
Autumn crafting with natural materials is good for children in many ways
Make autumn decorations with children under 3
Crafting with toddlers is a thing in itself. Parents and educators need a lot of attention and patience here. In most cases, children under the age of 3 also work with partly half-finished templates made of cardboard, which they then glue or paint with other materials. When making autumn decorations, it is mainly autumn leaves, grass, twigs, etc.
Making autumn decorations with small children is really fun
Painting with handprints or fingers is also very popular. Just be careful what kind of colors are used. It is advisable to use child-friendly dyes that are edible. Feet can also be used instead of hands. Fun pictures with footprints can be made even by the little ones. These are perfect even as a gift idea for Mother’s Day or as a cute little surprise for grandparents.
An autumn tree is painted so quickly
Children love stamps. Many very simple materials make stamps for toddler crafts – sliced citrus fruit, cotton swabs, rubber pencils, etc.
Important for citrus fruits: squeeze out all the juice before stamping!
Autumn leaves have a good use even as pistils
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And cotton swabs tied together can also be used for painting
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And a funny crown made of colored paper is created in no time
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Making autumn decorations for slightly more grown-up children
For children from the age of 3, the challenge of handicrafts increases considerably. Creativity increases with age and at the same time the child has much finer motor skills. Certain preferences and talents are slowly becoming apparent. Some children like to paint more, others like to glue and design and still others like to create projects on their own. With older children you can already use smaller parts and normal colors because they are no longer put in the mouth as is the case with children under 3.
For example, small acorns that can be painted in different colors
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… or lots of berries, seeds and grains
Beautiful autumn compositions can be created with colorful buttons
You can also work safely with scissors
A simple painting technique … and the greatest autumn decoration for the window is ready
Older children can cut out beautiful autumn leaves from felt paper
Little painters create their first works of art
Take a look at all the great craft ideas from our picture gallery and get inspired! We wish you a lot of fun and wonderful time with your children tinkering with autumn decorations!
And with a number of natural materials, they give your imagination free rein
Funny little animals and strange creatures are born…
In addition to autumn leaves, chestnuts and pine cones are often used when making autumn decorations
Help your child craft with some templates…
… but give him enough room to play freely
You will be amazed at how creative and courageous children can be