Creative Fall Activities and Crafts for Parents and Kids

Little girl with yellow leggings playing with autumn leaves.


Step into the enchanting world of fall festivities with our collection of imaginative Halloween projects and delightful DIY adventures! As the air turns crisp and leaves paint the world in hues of gold and crimson, it's the perfect time for parents and kids to come together and create wonders. Our fall crafts for children are tailor-made to kindle your child's creativity while fostering unforgettable moments. Whether you're cozily crafting indoors or exploring the great outdoors, get ready to craft adorable decorations and weave a tapestry of cherished memories that will warm your hearts for years to come! So, gather your little crafters, and let's dive into a season of pumpkin-spiced joy and endless creativity. 

Outdoor Adventures 

Set your child's creativity free amidst the beauty of the great outdoors with a medley of nature-inspired crafts and activities. As the air turns crisp and leaves rustle underfoot, it's the perfect time to embark on thrilling adventures that engage the imagination. Dress your little ones in clothes that speak comfort and style, setting the stage for a festive outdoor escapade.

Two girls wearing dresses running in a green field.

Hiking and Leaf Collecting 

If you have a curious toddler, take a short hike or do a leaf collection project. Our fall sweater knit rompers and autumn dresses are perfect for a brisk walk. Make a note of all the different leaves you see while you stroll. 

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Pumpkin Patch Visit 

Pumpkins are a natural canvas to take home with you. They’re as fun to paint as they are to carve. Let toddlers use acrylic paints or give babies a few festive washable colors. Exploring pumpkin patches offers a wonderful opportunity for capturing pictures, especially when your little one is dressed in a charming baby girl jumper and top set. For baby and toddler boys, there are comfy sweatshirt and pants sets adorned with autumn leaf patterns, ensuring your child stays adorable and snug throughout the day.

Nature Scavenger Hunt 

It’s easy to create your own custom scavenger hunt and explore something new together. Pick a few natural items that you can find in your backyard or a community park. Let them discover colorful fall leaves or acorns. Other ideas include stones or shells in autumn hues like red or orange. 

Fall toddler vest jackets hanging up on a brown picket fence in front of fall decor.

Cozy Indoor Crafts 

Get ready to dive into a world of enchanting fall creativity that will turn your home into a festive wonderland! As the leaves dance to the ground outside, immerse yourself in these delightful fall crafts designed especially for kids. Unleash your imagination and embark on a crafting journey that will not only keep your little ones entertained but also fill your home with the warm, vibrant spirit of the season.

Let the cozy crafting begin – your home is about to become a haven of fall festivity.

DIY Fall Wreath 

Ready to dive into some budget-friendly home decor creation? We're all about those awesome DIY fall wreaths that you can whip up using stuff you've got lying around – think charger plates or those trusty brown paper bags. And guess what? Even most toddlers can get in on the action by helping with gluing and flower arranging. As for the tiniest tots, well, they can just catch some Z's while you twist and snip away.

Leaf Printing Art 

Leaf printing is similar to leaf rubbing with crayons or markers. Use any paint to adorn a fallen leaf and create a natural design on a piece of paper. Paint with rainbow colors or use fall colors like yellow and brown. You can also put your designs on T-shirts or bodysuits. 

White and black Onesies® brand bodysuits are perfect for a DIY leaf printing session. Cozy cotton long-sleeved bodysuits will last all season and then some. Put your own unique and natural twist on this classic kids’ design with artful leaf prints that make for a one-of-a-kind outfit. 

Handmade Candles 

Everyone loves a scented candle! You and your little ones can create handmade candles that make for the perfect home accent or fall gift. Let your kids help you arrange the jars on a covered craft table or tape the wicks to a skewer or chopstick to keep them straight. 

Have them wear something comfy for this project, like a two-piece sweater knit set with a matching apron. The outfit set will keep them cozy and make diaper changes easy for little ones. Aprons will help to cover cute clothes in case of a craft mishap. 

Culinary Delights 

Fall-themed snacks and warm dinners are delicious, but they also make the perfect culinary activity with your kids. Let them learn about math and measuring. They’ll also get to know ingredients and discover facts about nutrition. 

Apple Cider Creations 

Take advantage of this delightful seasonal beverage with apple cider creations like caramel apple strudel or apple cider doughnuts. You can make biscuits or even stew with a cup or two of cider. Create the perfect photo opportunity for babies with red or green baby caps and matching bodysuits. 

Harvest-Themed Baking 

Your kids will love making fun, hands-on recipes like pumpkin bread and cinnamon oatmeal cookies. Baking in the kitchen makes for sweet memories and adorable photo-ops. Dress your little ones in cozy clothes with precious fall prints like our baby and toddler girl fall sweatshirt and pants set

Family Soup Night 

Soup is so nutritious and comforting! Make it a part of your family’s fall memories with a meal you can feel good about. Some parents prefer to make classic chicken noodle soup for their kids. Others prefer a plant-based option, like tomato and basil or lentil. Whatever you choose for your soup recipe, your kids can help you prep ingredients and taste-test your dinner. 

Costume Capers 

Halloween costumes are one of the best parts of fall! There are so many cute options for babies and toddlers. Our ideas for DIY costumes and accessory-inspired disguises will get you excited about dressing up. 

DIY Costumes 

Are you feeling crafty? Gerber® Childrenswear Onesies® brand bodysuits make it easy to create a one-of-a-kind costume. We love white bodysuits for fall family activities like costume-making. Soft white cotton makes a creative canvas for a ghost face or a skeleton. Black bodysuits are a cute foundation for family fall crafts like a DIY baby bat outfit or even a  Halloween witch! 

Nature-Inspired Costumes

Wildlife costumes are our favorite nature-inspired outfits. Gray and brown Onesies® brand bodysuits are an adorable and cozy inspiration for DIY animal costumes. Just add accessories and a pair of footed pajama pants or pull-on leggings! 

Use a long-sleeved green shirt and brown pull-on pants to make a tree costume. Parents can glue felt leaves onto the shirt or add a fuzzy green sweater or jacket. Decorate a hat or baby cap with the same fabric leaves. Finish the look with brown or green slip-on shoes or booties. 

Family Costume Parade 

Think of a theme that you love, like kings and queens or a family of skeletons. Pick out the same matching outfit or create a cute version of the costume. Footed pajamas and bodysuits are perfect costumes for babies. Toddlers may prefer a two-piece set or a buttery soft viscose dress. Let them paint a design on their face or add accessories to make a unique disguise. They’ll love getting creative and adding their special flair! 

Creating Lasting Fall Memories 

Fall crafts and activities make family time memorable, so enjoy the cozy atmosphere and excitement of the season. Your little ones will look adorable no matter what they wear. With Gerber® Childrenswear, every occasion is comfy and festive!

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