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No-mess, fall activities to do at home with your kids.

Top Ten No-Mess Fall Crafts and Activites

A crisp breeze is in the air, the leaves are turning, PSLs are on repeat and…your kids are still making a dang mess in your personal autumn paradise. 


Here are our favorite fall activities and crafts to keep your little ones engaged—without all the clean up fuss. These no-mess fall activities are perfect to do with your kids while you’re home, or to recommend for your next SitterTree babysitter!
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Leaf People

This simple craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and will get the whole family outside for some fresh air. Take a walk around the backyard or the neighborhood and collect some leaves. Then, apply sticky googly eyes and watch your leaves transform into ‘people’. Draw a face, or skip it if you’re not in the mood for magic marker cleanup! 

Coffee Filter Lollipops

This classic Halloween craft is an absolute must—it’s easy and adorable. Use coffee filters (or tissues!) and wrap them tightly around Blow Pops, Tootsie Pops, or any round lollipop. Tie the tissue around the base with string, twine, ribbon or pipe cleaners, and add a ghostly face with a marker. You can hang them around the house as decor, or give them as treats on Halloween! 

Fall Leaf Garland 

All you need for this fun craft are some leaves from the yard, a hole puncher, yarn and tape! Get the kids involved to create beautiful, handmade fall decor for your home. 

Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins 

These pipe cleaner pumpkins are perfect for preschoolers. Threading the beads onto the pipe cleaners hones fine motor skills, and leaves you with a super cute craft. Be sure to supervise since this craft involves small parts. 

Beaded Harvest Corn 

We adore this festive beaded corn craft. It only requires pipe cleaners, beads, and scissors. It creates a beautiful, realistic representation of the harvest season. Again, be sure to supervise when using small parts like pony beads.

Washi Tape Pumpkins 

Decorate pumpkins with fun patterned tape of your choosing! Precut the tape for little ones and let them have fun applying it to the pumpkins. Does it get any easier?

Corn Shaker Music Activity 

A great sensory activity for littles, this craft only requires corn and an empty bottle. A perfect fall-themed musical exploration to enjoy all season.

Apple Sorting Activity 

Toddlers and preschoolers will love using their beginner analytical skills to sort plastic apples into bins based on color. You can also use real apples if you have them on hand!

Leaf Letter Match 

This alphabet matching game only requires three supplies—felt leaves, a marker and clothespins. This sensory game introduces the alphabet in an exciting, fall-themed way. 

Fall Books

We couldn’t forget out our absolute favorite fall activity—reading! Check out these fall book recommendations from an early education teacher, and cozy up with your little ones.

These no-mess fall activities are perfeect to complete at home with your little ones. Or, recommend them to the next babysitter you book through the SitterTree app!


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