Turkey Hats by I Heart Crafty Things

Quick, Easy and Fun Preschool Fall Crafts

I love the Fall season; the leaves, the cooler weather, the food. What better way to commemorate and celebrate the season than with crafts? But…

I don’t know about you, but I don’t really enjoy doing crafts with preschoolers. They don’t follow direction very well, they like to get messy, and the crafts typically aren’t that great to make it worth the effort. But the crafts are so cute, you might say, or the kiddies love them! True, true.

These quick and easy fall crafts for preschoolers only take minutes to set up and clean up. But they are super fun and cute! Click to view over ten crafts that will get you through the fall season without making a mess.


If you are in the same camp as me, take heart; I’ve gathered up a handful of Fall crafts that are quick to set up and clean up, while still being super cute and fun for your children. These crafts use items you probably already have in your home, which is partly what makes them so easy. While these are easy enough for preschoolers to do, older children will also enjoy doing them as well.

Leaf Crafts

Fall Yarn Wrapping from www.CuttingTinyBites.com

Ellen of Cutting Tiny Bites has created a yarn wrapping craft that preschoolers can do on their own. All you need is paper or cardstock and some yarn. There’s really no way to mess up this craft!





Fruit Loop Fall Trees from www.CraftyMorning.com

This Fruit Loop Fall Tree from Crafty Morning is really cute. Simply use cereal; it can be snack and craft at the same time.






Apple Stamping Fall Tree from www.craftymorning.com

Also from Crafty Morning, this Apple Print Fall Tree is simply adorable. With just a little bit of paint, you can use an apple to make this fun craft. Your young children will think it’s so fun to paint with an apple.





Tissue Paper Fall Leaves by eHow

Leaf Suncatchers from eHow are the perfect decoration to hang on your window. They’ll catch the sun, even on dreary days, lending a cheerful look to your kitchen or family room.





Fall Leaf Wreath from Toddler Approved

These Fall wreaths from Toddler Approved are so cute! Let each of your children make their own and hang them on their bedroom doors. It’s super simple to pull together; you could even set up a station for a party or gathering of friends.





Turkey Crafts

Turkey Hats by Honey and Lime

Do your kids like to dress up as much as mine? Make them wear these turkey hats from Honey and Lime; they’ll love them, and you’ll love laughing at how funny/cute they look!





Turkey Hats by I Heart Crafty Things

I Heart Crafty Things has a craft that is not only fun, but helps children learn and practice their colors. They’ll really love this tissue paper color matching craft.





Turkey Paper Folding Craft by The Inspired Treehouse

The Inspired Treehouse has made a folded paper turkey. Show your preschoolers how to fan-fold the paper to make the turkey’s tailfeathers.





Pumpkin Crafts

Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch by Crafty Morning

A Pumpkin Thumbprint painting by Crafty Morning (Have you noticed how perfect her crafts are for preschoolers?) is sure to be a hint. Make small pumpkin patch, or fill yours completely with round, beautiful pumpkins.





Tissue Paper Plate Pumpkin by One Stop Party Ideas

One Stop Party Ideas has a great pumpkin that uses only a paper plate, glue and orange tissue paper. If you want to make this for Halloween, you could even cut out jack-o-lantern features for your child to glue down.





Sponge Painted Pumpkin by One Resourceful Mama

Along the same lines, The Resourceful Mama has a sponge painted paper plate pumpkin. This would work well if you don’t have orange tissue paper and you aren’t afraid of paint with a preschooler.





Now that you’ve got a list of quick and easy fall crafts, choose one and get started! These honestly should not take longer than 15 minutes or so, unless you have a child that is a perfectionist. But that’s ok, it’s bonding time with your child!

If you’re looking for even more fall crafts to do with your preschooler, check out and follow our Preschool Fall Crafts Pinterest Board! We’ve got a lot more ideas!




  • Nina November 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    I’m the same as you, I don’t really do crafts with my kids. But at least they get plenty of it in preschool. I’d love for their preschool teachers to get a hold of these ideas! These are pretty cute and creative.

  • Sarah November 23, 2016 at 11:04 am

    My kids will love these!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Britney Crosson November 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Great ideas! I’m not much of a crafter either!

    • Rebekah @ My Circus My Monkeys November 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      I just dislike the mess, but these don’t involve too many messy components, so it should be pretty easy.

  • tineke - workingmommyabroad November 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

    This is perfect for me! I donĀ“t really do crafts either just because i am not good at it and i dont know what to do…. Will definitely try this out with my little guy!

    • Rebekah @ My Circus My Monkeys November 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Good luck! Just remember, it honestly doesn’t matter what the finished product looks like. It should just be a fun experience!

  • Julie McCullough November 23, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Wonderful ideas fro the upcoming holidays. Thanks!

    • Rebekah @ My Circus My Monkeys November 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      I hope you enjoy them!

  • Jessica November 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    So cute! These look like awesome ideas!

    • Rebekah @ My Circus My Monkeys November 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm


  • Angie November 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    These are so cute! I may have to try that paper plate turkey tomorrow to keep my kids occupied!

    • Rebekah @ My Circus My Monkeys November 23, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Yes! I love that craft because it’s super easy!

  • Tiffany November 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Aww, how adorable are these?! My kids will be thrilled, we have most of this stuff on-hand already!!

    • Rebekah @ My Circus My Monkeys November 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Yay! That’s one of the things I loved best about these; they have simple, everyday supplies!

  • Heather Bock November 24, 2016 at 3:07 am

    You’ve got a bunch of good ones! Thank you!

    • Rebekah @ My Circus My Monkeys November 24, 2016 at 7:28 am

      Thanks for checking them out!


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