Mess Free Fall Crafts for Kids
I love the idea of the kids being able to have some special fun time before a holiday event, or even just in the weeks leading up to the event! But honestly it’s hard to get anything done when you’re having to watch the kids so closely during some of these fun activities.
Plus, the idea of having to constantly clean them up from messy crafts isn’t my favorite…
Recently I shared how to have a Safe Fall Nature Hunt with Kids which is SO fun!! but it does require you to supervise. I wanted a list of activities that you can set up and let the kids play with while you do other things!
So I searched high and low to bring you this fun list of mess free fall crafts that you can let the kids have fun with, without having to keep a hawk eye on them!! These are also great fall craft ideas for toddlers!
Fall Tree Fridge Game
This easy fall tree is magnet free and hours of fun for a little one! Heck, it’s hours of fun for me too!
The leaves unstick and restick without anything a child might swallow, so it’s a really safe thing to let them play with while you’re trying to cook! Plus it helps them learn the names and faces of family and friends they might not see every day!
Leaf Sewing Craft
This is such a great fine motor skills activity for kids of all ages! With just a little glue, cardstock, yarn, plastic needles, and some gathered leaves, you can have a really sweet and fun activity!
Be sure to check out my Safe Nature Hunt list for leaves that are appropriate to use.
Autumn Tree Craft
Love this simple idea! Grab a Ziploc bag, draw a tree outline with a Sharpie, and squirt a few fall colors of paint in the bag!
Though the original post doesn’t say to do so, this falls into the sensory bag category, so I would follow my 5 rules for sensory bags and tape the ends to avoid paint oozing out!
Oh gosh, this is an adorable fall craft for kids! A few brown plastic cups, some colored paper, and a little pumpkin… how easy is that??
And of course, once it’s finished, it’s a great fall activity for the whole family!
Turkey Sort and Place Activity
This is a great use for all that contact paper I know you have already! Just cut out the pieces on colored construction paper, and place the base pieces on the contact paper. Then give all the little colored pieces to the kids to sort and place!
Pumpkin Guts Exploration
Throw those pumpkin guts into the freezer after Halloween and bring them out for a fun activity later on. Or, if you’re making pies from fresh pumpkins, then save the seeds at that point!
Just be sure to follow the 5 sensory bag rules!
Stuff the Turkey Tossing Game
Forget the kids, I can’t wait to play this game! But since I’ll be cooking and cleaning for the holidays, I guess I’ll let them play. 😉
Printable Leaf Matching Game
It doesn’t get much easier than printing a craft! If the kids are old enough you can let them cut the pieces out for themselves, but if not you can cut then out and have them in a baggie ready to go.
And if the kids are too old for a simple match up game, you could print several copies for them to play memory with instead!
Coloring Matching Turkey
Perfect for littles, this easy to make color matching game is so sweet! And talk about a great activity to kill time! All those little pieces will take them quite awhile to sort!
Thanksgiving Printable Pack – Preschool Age
This is another great printable activity curated specifically for the preschool age group. Over 35 activities in once place! Love this!
Tissue Paper Leaves
These are completely glue free and use only contact paper to make the tissue paper stick! Plan to hang these in windows or doors as appropriate when they are finished!
Boyd Kobe says
Very cute “TURKEY BOWLING”, That was a great idea and a lot of inspiration thanks.
Thanks so much!