Harvest season is in full swing and these fun fall activities make the perfect October crafts for kids!
October Preschool Crafts
With the start of fall and harvest season and Halloween on tap, October is filled with great inspiration for creativity!
Gather up some simple supplies and get ready to have a great time creating lots of fun October Preschool Crafts with your little ones this season!
We’ve got some great ideas to help you along all throughout the month!
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Fall Colored Luminary Jars
Luminary jars are a fun and easy craft for little hands!
Have your preschooler help you tear tissue paper in fall colors into small pieces.
Cover a mason jar with Mod Podge, one section at a time, then press the pieces in to cover it completely.
You can add on a cutout of a bare tree, a pumpkin, or a leaf shape.
Let dry then place a small battery-operated candle tealight inside. This is a fun decoration that kids can make for indoors or out!
Fox Leaf Craft
Take a nature walk with your preschoolers and collect a few fallen maple leaves.
Remove the stems, then glue them upside down on a piece of paper (the top point should point toward the bottom of the sheet).
Add a couple of googly eyes and a black pompom or a small piece of paper for a nose. You’ll have a fun family of foxes to hang on the wall!
Building Block Stamped “Corn” Craft
Cut out a few corn shapes from white paper. Set out yellow, tan, brown, and dark red paints.
Let your little one stamp the paint all over the corn shapes using a large Duplo style building block.
Glue the “corn” to a piece of construction paper to display for corn harvest!
Little ones can make an acorn out of their hands by painting dark brown paint across the heel of their hand and light brown paint on their palm and fingers.
Press their palm (with fingers together) onto a sheet of construction paper or card stock.
Don’t forget to add the date to this sweet handprint memento!
Candy Corn Counting
Create a simple counting sheet by drawing a few outlines of a corn cob onto a piece of blank paper and adding a number below each cob.
Let little ones practice their counting skills by gluing the appropriate number of pieces of candy corn to the page. The leftovers can even be a snack!
Have your little one paint three or four popsicle sticks white or silver.
Once the paint is dry, crisscross the sticks into a star pattern and glue together.
Help your little one wrap and weave white yarn over and under the sticks, turning it into a spider web.
Attach a plastic spider and use it as a spooky decoration for Halloween!
Lollipop Ghost Craft
Kids love making a craft that they can eat later on! For this simple craft, help little ones wrap a plain white tissue or square of tissue paper around a round lollipop.
Secure with a piece of tape or twist tie, then tie on a ribbon.
Use a marker to add eyes and a mouth. These are a fun idea to hand out for Halloween, as well!
October Arts and Crafts
Let the cooler days inspire your child’s creativity and head outdoors for inspiration. The colors of the leaves, the animals scurrying about in preparation for winter, and the crisp autumn skies all make for endless creative ideas. Give them the freedom to create things that they imagine and see what they come up with! Have fun crafting!
A Year of Preschool Crafts
Looking for Crafts for Other Months of the Year? Try These!
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- July Crafts for Preschoolers
- August Crafts for Preschoolers
- September Crafts for Preschoolers
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