From Leaf Lanterns to Pretzel Pumpkins to the most adorable Rock Monsters ever, we've found cool new fall crafts for kids of all ages. Plus, many of these easy-to-make goodies pull double-duty as gifts for teachers and family. And did we mention there's not a handprint turkey in the bunch?
Pinecone Owls1 of 20
These adorable owls come together in a snap. Why not make a whole flock?
Leaf Lanterns2 of 20
They're lovely enough to take center stage on your Thanksgiving table!
Apple Bird Feeders3 of 20
Hang these tasty treats in the trees, then grab your binoculars to watch the feast.
Yarn Pumpkins4 of 20
Just three simple supplies–and no special skills–are all you need make this sweet garland.
Turkey Windsocks5 of 20
Keep this craft idea handy for all those empty pumpkin puree and cranberry sauce cans.
Glitter Slime Monsters6 of 20
These creepy little critters are just too cute to resist.
Button Tree7 of 20
Would you have ever guessed that a bunch of mismatched buttons could look so stylish?
Fall Leaf Suncatchers8 of 20
These window clings are so pretty, it'll be a shame to take them down come winter.
Pretzel Pumpkins9 of 20
Making the treats is easy. The hard part is keeping the kids from eating all the melted chocolate with a spoon.
Bobble Head Bat10 of 20
We can't think of a single grade-schooler who wouldn't love to make their own bobble head!
Cinnamon Scented Pinecones11 of 20
Make an extra batch for teacher and one for Grandma, too.
Rock Monsters12 of 20
Three eyes? Four eyes? One tooth? No teeth? Anything goes!
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub13 of 20
Mom may want to steal a jar of this scent-sational scrub for herself.
Salt Dough Leaves14 of 20
One of these pretty sculptures could earn a permanent spot on Mom or Dad's desk.
Clothespin Leaf Fairies15 of 20
These precious fairies are as simple as they are enchanting.
Paper Plate Candy Apples16 of 20
Is it just us, or do these apples seem to be missing a few sprinkles (hint hint)?
Pumpkin Apple Stamps17 of 20
Add cider and pie to turn this craft session into an apple-themed afternoon.
Newspaper Leaf Garland18 of 20
Teach kids a lesson in recycling and home décor, to boot!
Painted Twig Bouquet19 of 20
This unexpectedly sophisticated bouquet is guaranteed to stay beautiful for as long as you choose to display it.