As most of you will know, I love this time of year. I love going on walks and collecting autumn treasure especially now Ava is older and she can pick things up herself. We walk past lots of trees on our way to nursery plus we regularly go walking up the woods so we end up with an abundance of leaves acorns and conkers. We did a really fun activity painting and rolling conkers last year which Ava loved and as soon as she saw them this year she said she needed to paint them. This year we have added a few more easy autumn crafts to our repertoire which have been a big hit with Ava.
4 Easy Autumn Crafts For Toddlers
This is a really simple but fun activity which we started doing with Ava last year and she has been so excited to do it again this year. You can read my post on it here.
Ava loved doing this activity and spent quite a lot of time playing with this one as there is so much you can do with only a few things. First off, we collected a few different shaped leaves and started painting around them to see the outline left once the leaves were removed. This then led to Ava painting the leaves different colours and eventually painting the paper using the autumn colours I had set out for her. I picked up a big roll of paper from IKEA which we use for large scale painting like this, I’m guessing most craft shops will sell them too.
Make leaf people
I found this idea and Pinterest and knew Ava would enjoy making these. All you need is some lollipop sticks, some leaves, some googly eyes and glue, plus any extra bits you want to stick on them, Ava used feathers. We had loads of fun making and playing with these.
Autumn tree finger painting
Another Idea that I saw on Pinterest. This is not only fun to do but it’s also a nice little hand print keepsake. Simply do a hand print with their finger splayed, these will be the branches and then get you little ones to finger paint the leaves. This would be a really nice little tradition to do every year.