Use baby’s handprints, footprints, and artistic ability to create adorable fall crafts for infants

Introduce your baby to art, create some seasonal decor, and make keepsakes to treasure, all at the same time. These adorable fall crafts for infants help celebrate all of the pumpkins, turkeys, and falling leaves of autumn, and even the littlest of babies can be your creative assistant.

Jack-o'-Lantern Suncatchers

Fireflies Mudpies

Looking for a low-mess fall craft for babies? Try these colorful suncatchers. Help your child draw on coffee filters with markers, using whichever colors you like. Then spray the coffee filters and let them watch in amazement as the colors blend together. After the pumpkin has dried, cut out shapes with construction paper and attach them. Laminate the pumpkin to keep it for next year. Head to Fireflies and Mudpies for how to make these gorgeous gourds.

Spider Handprint Window Clings

these spiders are one of our favorite fall crafts for infants
Hands on As We Grow

Transform tiny, little hands into spiders for Halloween! These creepy-crawly window clings can be as sweet or scary as you like. You'll need non-toxic acrylic paint, a paintbrush, clear contact paper, googly eyes, and a little patience to bring these creatures to life. For extra credit, use a little school glue to draw a spider web on your windows (yes, it peels or washes off). Hands on As We Grow has step-by-step instructions.

Baby's First Jack-o'-Lantern

Today's the Best Day

This clever spin on pumpkin carving uses your baby's handprints and footprints to make the face. Trace your baby's hands and feet to create stencils, then use those to carve the pumpkin. The result provides a seriously adorable and original photo opp. This idea comes from Today's the Best Day

Handprint Turkey Placemat

Meaningful Mama

Here's a craft you can treasure for years to come at the Thanksgiving table. Stamp three handprints with your child to create a turkey. Stencil in a message and the turkey's body and you're done. Get more details on how to make this keeper at Meaningful Mama.

Handprint Spider on a Plate

Mama Papa Bubba

Fans of the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" will love this one. Use two of your baby's black-painted handprints to create a spider. Incorporate the song into crafting this cute project from Mama Papa Bubba, and you have a craft and a fun activity in one.


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Handprint Pumpkin Keepsake

A handprint pumpkin is a fun fall craft for infants
Amy Anderson of Make and Takes

This idea from Make and Takes will leave you with a polished autumn decoration to remember how little baby's hand was that first Halloween. Choose a pretty orange textured paper or fabric to make the most impact.

Handprint + Footprint Turkey Card

turkey footprint is a fall craft for infants
Toddler Approved

Trace your baby's hands and feet to create this clever turkey card. Whether you send it to relatives you won't see this Thanksgiving or use it to make a DIY centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, you can bet your family members will love it. Find the instructions at Toddler Approved.

Candy Corn Footprints

Rust and Sunshine

Paint your baby's little feet in yellow, orange, and white stripes to create a pair of sweet, smiley candy corn treats. Use black paper or canvas to make the prints really pop. Or, use only the white paint on baby's feet and make a spooky ghost. Rust and Sunshine, came up with both clever ideas.

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet

See Vanessa Craft

It's all in the saying. Preserve your fall baby's tiny footprints forever in this festive Halloween art project. Just paint your tot's feet in orange and black stripes to "stamp" on a canvas, and then add the words "Trick or Treat Smell My Feet" for a super cute keepsake. Get the full how-to at See Vanessa Craft.

Handprint Turkey Artwork

Toddler Approved

Turn your baby's little handprint into a turkey to commemorate their first Thanksgiving. Be sure to add the year to your design, so you'll know how old your child was when their hands were so very tiny. Get all the details on how to make this at Toddler Approved.


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