4 easy Autumn craft activity ideas for children

5 Minute Fun share fantastic ways to make brilliant art and craft creations inspired by woodland walks, golden brown leaves and firework festivities

Leaf craft for pre-schoolers

These easy kids’ activities from the ideas-packed website 5 Minute Fun will help you to make the most of autumn, bonfire night and crunchy walks outside before Christmas madness begins.

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1. Woody the hedgehog

Hedgehog - autumn craft

What you’ll need

  • Lots of autumn leaves – oak leaves are particularly good for the spikiness
  • 1 sheet coloured paper
  • White paper
  • Black pen
  • Glue

How your child can make Woody the Hedgehog

  1. Draw a hedgehog shape on a white piece of paper. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but an oval shape will do!
  2. Stick on to a sheet of coloured paper
  3. Stick on the leaves to make the hedgehog’s spikes
  4. Draw an eye, nose and a cute little smile

2. Leafy pals

Leaf creatures craft activity

What you’ll need

  • Different shaped and preferably different coloured leaves
  • Paper
  • Black marker pen
  • White paint
  • Glue

 How your child can make leaf pals

  1. Glue the different shaped leaves onto the paper
  2. Paint white blobs for eyes
  3. Draw on funny little legs, markings, dot the eyes and pop a smile on each one
  4. See how many little animals can be made

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3. Fingerprint autumn tree

How to make a fingerprint tree

What you’ll need

  • One hand
  • Some fingers
  • Paper
  • Coloured paint

 How your child can make a fingerprint tree

  1. Draw around their hand and arm – you may want to help them with this
  2. Paint the tree shape brown
  3. Dot different coloured paint on their fingers and place finger tips on the paper for leaves. Some can be on the tree, some can be on the ground and some can be falling – just like autumn.
  4. You could even make a family tree using different people’s fingers

4. Bonfire Night sparkly sky

Glitter-firework---Made-for-Mums

What you’ll need

  • Black paper/card
  • Glue stick
  • Glitter
  • Other sparkly craft bits

 How your child can make a Bonfire Night sparkly sky

  1. Let loose with a glue stick to make swirls and patterns on the black paper/card
  2. Sprinkle on the glitter over the glue and shake off any excess
  3. Finally, add some sparkly details – like pompoms, pipe cleaners or sequins

Looking for something to do? 5 Minute Fun is brimming with free, fun activity ideas to inspire and entertain your children!

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