10 DIY Fall Craft Kits for Kids (and Adults) of All Ages

Put down your phone and pick up your paintbrushes to celebrate the season ahead.

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September 11, 2020

Take a break from those screens, lock away your devices and put your creative chops to the test with these fun, fall-friendly craft kits. We did our homework and rounded up our favorite craft kits sure to excite kids and adults, alike. Best part? Every kit that made the cut comes complete with all the materials and instructions you need to bring the project from A to Z.

Celebrate the season and put your crafting skills to work with this perky pumpkin string art kit. Each kit comes complete with all the necessities to recreate the gorgeous gourd pictured above including a pinewood board, design template, nails, orange and green string and sandpaper. This craft is best suited for kids ages 10+ and offers plenty of autumn fun for the 30+ crowd, too.

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Scratch your creative itch and satisfy your sweet tooth in one fell swoop with this sweet DIY fall cookie decorating kit. The tasty set comes with a dozen sugar cookies in four fall-friendly shapes, three bags of vibrant royal icing, one pack of shimmery sprinkles and an easy-to-follow instruction guide to ensure your creations look as delicious as they taste.

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Keep your teen’s hands busy with something other than their smartphone with this pumpkin-clad embroidery kit. The kit is suitable for both beginners and intermediate stitchers and comes with a five-inch wooden hoop base, three thread colors, a needle, fabric with a hand-drawn design, a printed pattern and a stitch guide.

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A bear, a deer, a fox — oh my! This woodland creature painting set offers an afternoon of fun for kiddos and parents, alike. The kit includes all the essentials you need to bring these furry friends to life including three pinewood slices, twine, glue, paintbrushes, six paint colors and felt to create fuzzy ears.

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Skip the store-bought decor and spend your Saturday afternoon creating custom fall signage of your own. This painted pumpkin kit comes with a linked video tutorial and all materials necessary to create the final product, including a sanded pinewood base, five paint colors, wood glue, a foam brush, stenciling sponges, sandpaper and a baby wipe to create a faux-stained finish on the pumpkin stem. Finish off your sign with the single-use adhesive “happy fall” phrase, two wood leaves and a raffia bow around the stem.

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Bring art class to your kitchen table with this vibrant suncatcher craft kit. The set comes with four pre-cut fall leaf silhouettes created from cardstock and tissue paper squares in vibrant rainbow hues. Not only is this craft a blast to work on, but it also helps younger kids work on their fine motor skills while strengthening their hands to prepare them to write in the process.

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Put your beret on and roll up your smock sleeves. This DIY wood board painting craft comes with everything you need to whip up a charming accent for your kitchen counter or bookcase. Each set comes with a wooden cutting board, three paintbrushes, one foam brush, carbon paper, a pencil, sandpaper, multiple paint colors and a pre-made design to transfer onto the board.

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Bring your mantel, bookcase or hall table to life with dazzling autumn hues with this easy DIY mosaic art kit. Suitable for children ages six and up, each DIY kit comes with a wooden pumpkin, acorn and maple leaf base along with three mosaic mixes, grouting powder, scraper rubber, gloves, a brush, glue and an in-depth instruction guide for creating three fall masterpieces at home.

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Show your fall spirit with this acorn-clad applique banner. The fully-equipped kit comes with a wool-blend felt, embroidery thread, a wooden hanging pole, complete design patterns, a silky ribbon and sewing needles. The vibrant banner makes a perfect weekend craft for tweens or teens with parental supervision but is not recommended for children under the age of eight.

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Usher farmhouse style into your fall decor with this adorable DIY wooden block pumpkin kit. The basic set comes complete with three wooden blocks, three dowels, three wire vines, rustic raffia bows and easy-to-follow instructions to put it all together. Upgrade to the premium kit and receive all the materials listed above plus a pair of sponge brushes, a round brush, wax, a wax brush and the orange and white paint to complete the design. This kit is great for both kids and adults because any “imperfections” add to the rustic charm of the finished display.

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