These fall crafts for 3 year olds will help children work on fine motor skills and color recognition while igniting the senses and learning about Fall.
Fall crafts are a great way to celebrate the season and get creative. From pumpkin crafts to leaf crafts, there are endless possibilities. These 16 fall crafts for kids for 3 year olds will teach them about the season and keep them entertained. Get inspired and enjoy quality time with your little ones!
Fall Crafts for 3 Year Olds
Leaf Suncatcher Craft by The Best Ideas for Kids
Get ready for fall with these easy DIY suncatchers! Download the free leaf templates and brighten up the windows with beautiful autumn colors.
DIY Fun Fall Themed Popcorn Sensory Bin for Toddlers by The Mindful Toddler
Your toddler can get in touch with nature with this easy and fun popcorn sensory bin! Encourage mindfulness and creativity with fall-themed items.
Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft by Little Ladoo
Get crafty with toilet paper rolls and make your own pumpkin! Perfect for teens and adults, but kids will love them too.
Fall Tree Newspaper Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun
Discover a creative way to recycle old newspapers and store flyers with this fall tree newspaper craft. Create a unique and eco-friendly decoration for the season.
Nature Crown Craft for Kids by Homan at Home
Make DIY nature crowns with ease and affordability using the beauty of fall foliage, seeds, and acorns found right outside your door. This craft is simple enough for little ones, but can be scaled up for older kids as well.
Autumn Wreath For Preschoolers by Two Pink Peonies
Create a festive autumn wreath with this easy and mess-free craft project. Perfect for preschoolers, simply grab the free printable leaves and get started!
Pumpkin Name Craft by Simple Everyday Mom
Kids can learn how to spell their names while creating unique pumpkins. Download, edit, and print the template to get started.
Pinecone Owls by Crafts by Amanda
Collect some pinecones for this next fall craft. Then make these cute pinecone owls that double as room decor or table accents.
Scarecrow Paper Plate Craft by Finding Zest
Stray away from pumpkin, leaf, or turkey fall crafts and make a scarecrow paper plate craft! Kids will love making this adorable scarecrow with a paper plate face, raffia hair, and a construction paper hat.
Pumpkin Play Dough by Mommin’ From Scratch
Get ready for some sensory fun with this pumpkin play dough. Kids will love the sweet aroma while they create and play with this play dough.
Newspaper Leaf Garland by Red Ted Art
Get crafty and make a thrifty newspaper leaf garland! Perfect for autumn, this DIY is easy, fun, and practically free.
Marbled Leaves Shaving Cream Art by Family Focus Blog
Experience the joy of creating your own paint medium with this marbled leaves shaving cream art craft. This simple yet fun project requires only a few supplies and offers a hands-on painting experience.
Popsicle Stick Acorn Craft by Fireflies & Mud Pies
Create a timeless keepsake with this charming acorn craft. Make this fall craft using jumbo popsicle sticks, paint, glue, and a wallet-sized photo.
Easy Fall Tree Craft by Journey to SAHM
Kids can explore the vibrant hues of changing leaves with this easy fall tree craft. It is a fun fall craft designed for 2-year-olds.
How To Make Paper Pumpkin Craft by Arty Crafty Bee
Make adorable paper strip pumpkins with ease! This craft is perfect for fall home decor and a fun activity to do with family.
Pumpkin Apple Stamping by In the Kids Kitchen
Don’t throw away those bruised apples. Use them for a pumpkin apple stamping project. This is the perfect fall craft after visiting the apple orchard.
Are these fall crafts good for other ages too?
Yes, of course! 3 year olds learn best through play and hands-on activities. So, while crafting isn’t as open-ended as other types of play, it can still be an effective method of learning while creating with their hands.
However, these crafts are great for 2 year olds as well as older preschool/kindergarteners. Younger children might need more assistance with scissors and glue, and older children might enjoy more questions that get them thinking about what they are creating and why.
“I wonder” questions are perfect for older children while crafting:
- “I wonder why the leaves change color in the fall…”
- “I wonder why pumpkins are so popular in the fall…”
- “I wonder what would happen if we put these two colors together…”