Fall is a great time of the year for many people, and finding fall craft ideas for preschool kids can make it an even better time of year as you make wonderful decorative crafts with your child. Even preschoolers can make some memorable and beautiful crafts for fall with a little help from you. We have a few fall craft ideas for preschool kids that you may want to try with your own child!
Pine cones are aplenty at this time of year, so why not use them as fall craft ideas for preschool kids. One of the pine cone crafts we found will help our fine feathered friends. It is a pine cone bird feeder. Supplies you need include a pine cone, vegetable shortening, oatmeal, bird seed, and some string. Start by mixing together ½ cup of the shortening with 2 ½ cups oatmeal and mix until well blended. If you like, you can add in some dried fruit, chopped nuts, or sunflower seeds. Tie a string to the top of the pine cone and then apply the mixture all around the cone making sure you get it deep inside the openings. Then, roll the whole thing in bird seed and pat to stick. Hang from a tree and watch the birds flock to it!
Another of the great fall crafts ideas for preschool kids is to make leaf rubbings. We have been doing this for years in school and you can make some great rubbings from all sorts of materials. But when we talk about fall craft ideas for preschool kids, leaf rubbings are especially easy to do with little ones! Of course, you will need a leaf or several leaves. Pick them from the tree as ones that have already fallen may come apart. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half placing the leaf in between the fold with the veined side up. Use a colored pencil or a crayon to rub over the top of the leaf until it shows clearly on the paper. Cut out and use in whatever creative way you can come up with.
There are lots of great web sites that offer fall craft ideas for preschool kids. Our favorite can be found at www.enchantedlearning.com. This is a great web site that has craft ideas, worksheets, printables, and coloring pages for children of all ages, however they do concentrate on the younger set with crafts that can be done by even young children.