Young boy dressed in a warm cream jumper making Autum crafts from leaves and pumpkins | Toddler Crafts - Clair de Lune UK

Autumn is a magical season filled with vibrant colours and cosy moments. It's the perfect time to engage your children in creative DIY crafts that not only keep them entertained but also result in beautiful keepsakes that capture the essence of this lovely season. These crafts are not only fun but also educational, allowing your children to express their creativity while learning about nature and the changing seasons.

Autumn Kids Pressed Leaf Craft

Craft 1: Leaf-Pressed Artwork

Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Assorted leaves collected from the garden
  • Crayons or coloured pencils
  • Clear adhesive paper (optional)
  • Scissors


  1. Begin by taking a nature walk with your kids to collect a variety of colourful autumn leaves.

  2. Place the leaves between sheets of paper and carefully press them to create leaf imprints. You can use heavy books or a flower press for this purpose.

  3. Once the leaves are pressed, remove them and let your child use crayons or colored pencils to add details, colours, or even create imaginative scenes around the leaves.

  4. If desired, you can laminate the artwork using clear adhesive paper for added durability.

  5. Hang or frame the finished artwork to display the beauty of autumn in your home.

Kids Pinecone Crafts for Autumn

Craft 2: Pinecone Owls

Materials Needed:

  • Pinecones
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Craft foam or felt (for wings and beaks)
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners (for legs)


  1. Start by selecting pinecones of various sizes to create a charming owl family.

  2. Paint the pinecones using acrylic paints in warm autumn colours like orange, brown, and red. Allow them to dry completely.

  3. Cut out small wings and beaks from craft foam or felt, then glue them onto the pinecones.

  4. Attach googly eyes to bring your owls to life.

  5. For legs, twist pipe cleaners and attach them to the bottom of the pinecones.

  6. Place these adorable pinecone owls on your mantel or as a table centerpiece to add a touch of autumn to your home decor.

Kids Autumn Wreath Craft

Craft 3: Nature-Inspired Autumn Wreath

Materials Needed:

  • Wreath Base
  • Assorted autumn leaves, pinecones, and acorns
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon (for hanging)


  1. Begin by arranging the collected leaves, pinecones, and acorns on wreath base to create a pleasing design.

  2. Use a glue gun to secure the natural elements onto the wreath base. Be sure to let your kids get creative with the placement.

  3. Once everything is securely attached and the glue has dried, add a festive ribbon for hanging.

  4. Hang your nature-inspired autumn wreath on your front door or inside your home to welcome the season with style.

With these fun DIY kids crafts for autumn keepsakes, you can create cherished memories with your children while celebrating the beauty of fall. Using cheap crafting essentials, you'll enjoy quality time together, fostering creativity and an appreciation for nature. These handmade keepsakes will not only adorn your home but also serve as a reminder of the wonderful moments you shared. Get crafting and let your family's creativity shine!


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