Let’s talk about fall crafts for 2 year olds. As a toddler mom, I want to make sure that I am working on the development of my child as often as possible at this age. Fine motor skills are one of the top skills toddlers should be working and what better way than doing some easy fall crafts. My toddler, like most, has a very short attention span. You want to make sure that your toddler is having a great time most of the time because that is the only way you can get young children to do educational activities.
If you are a morning person, maybe planning a crafty morning with your toddler is a great way to start the day. Last year, since my son was 1 year old, there weren’t too many crafts that I could do with him, but this year is much different since he is older. Currently, the goal is to work on fine motor activities and enhanced sensory experience so that not only is he having fun, but also getting the toddler development needed for his age group.
This post is about fall crafts for 2 year olds.
When thinking about crafts, you want to make sure your toddlers’ little hands are able to do the crafts properly but also in a fun way. Remember, what makes a great craft is the time that you are spending with your 2 year old. The fall season has so many opportunities to have fun so use this as a time to get the entire family involved. Some of the best ideas come from random everyday things you do in your day.
If you are in need of some fall outdoor activities for toddlers this post is a good read. My other post has a broader list of fall activities for 2 year olds in case you have no ideas on what to do with your toddler.
Fall sensory bins
Sensory play is hands down the best toddler development activity you can have for your child. If you don’t know what sensory play is, it’s any activity that engages movement and balance through the five senses. Creating these bins is so easy. However, if you want to buy them, I will share my affiliate links so you can get the ones that I recommend. I earn a small commission but it’s at no additional cost to you.
You can build your sensory bin out of anything. The goal is to make it so that it’s fantastic fun for your toddler and for you as well. A great idea is to start with a small bin and fill items in it. Here are some good items to put inside of your sensory bin:
- fall leaves
- contact paper
- toilet rolls
- bubble wrap
You’ll find that these items will be toddler approved, especially the bubble wrap since toddlers love pushing the air out of the bubbles on the sheet. The end result will be a kid enjoying themselves playing with the bin.
Easy fall crafts
Whether you have older kids or toddlers having easy crafts to do when it’s a rainy day outside is important. The great thing about these crafts is that you can get most of the items from the dollar store to keep the crafts cost-effective.
- Grab some tissue paper, construction paper, and some popsicle sticks and use that to start marking your first crafts. A simple craft to do with these items is to make turkeys on the paper and have the tissue paper serve as the feathers. You can get the paper in different colors for more effect.
- Use the cookie cutter to outline different fall shapes like leaves, pumpkins, pies, and more.
- You can get some finger paint and do some pumpkin printing, Paint the pumpkin with color and transfer it to paper. This is a popular craft to do in elementary school.
- Leaf suncatchers just require paper and some real leaves that you can get from off the ground. This is one of the easier leaf crafts to do. As an added bonus, you can hang them up near any window to see what colors they may turn by being out in the sun.
- Creating a paper plate scarecrow is another super-easy way to get into some easy crafts this fall. You can get the paper plates from dollar tree and you can use a toilet paper roll to make the body and really make the craft unique.
Fun fall activities near me
It’s never the wrong time to come up with fun ideas for kids of all ages. When it comes to doing fall activities you can always find something to do and the best part is that you don’t even have to leave your hometown. If you are looking for some easy peasy activities to do near you here are some ideas:
- Nature walk – there are always local parks in your area that have trails. Find an easy one to do with your toddlers. You can explore how a fall tree looks and compare it to trees in different seasons. Going on a leaf hunt is another great idea. You can have a challenge where you find one color leaf and however colors the most wins.
- Visit a pumpkin patch – there are so many fun things to do at a pumpkin patch you can’t go wrong with finding one in your local area. Young kids will have a great time picking out little pumpkins they can later decorate for fun.
- Apple orchard – just like a pumpkin patch, apple orchards are awesome frugal fun for the whole family. You will see different apple trees of all different colors and you’ll be able to pick apples and take them home to make yummy dishes with them. You can turn the apples that you get into a yummy apple craft that you can eat later on.
Simple fall crafts
Craft time is a great time to connect with family. Kids crafts are so fun that even adults can do them. If you are looking for simple crafts that won’t take up hours to complete, here are some crafts ideas you have to try.
- Paper crafts
- Leaf prints
- Fall leaf potato stamping – get stamps at the local craft stores and use paint to make the leaves into different shapes
- Leaf Crown
- Fall wreath – you can do this with paper, leaves from outside, and glue. It will be so much fun for the family.
Thinking about doing a fun fall craft shouldn’t be hard. There are so many fall craft ideas that you can come up with that leaning into the fall arts for children that will be fun. When thinking about your favorite fall crafts growing up as a child think about what you enjoyed and what you can pass on to your children for the next year to enjoy.
If you are looking for additional resources on awesome craft ideas from blogs that get it right every time, check out Heart Crafty Things, Red Ted Art, Happy Hooligans, Messy Little Monster, and Resourceful Mama. All these sites are for moms just like me but have holder children and really come up with creative ways of getting your kids to be active, have fun and learn all at the same time. If you need more ideas on toddler crafts don’t be afraid to check out different places to get your ideas.