The falling leaves and conkers mean a whole host of raw material, perfect for crafts with your little one
Leaves make perfect prickles for hedgehogs. Go for a nature walk and find the pointest leaves you can. Then print a hedgehog template and get sticking.
Collecting the treasure is most of the fun. But you can get your little one to dip them in paint then you can use a marker pen to draw a face on or just get your little one to sprinkle glitter liberally.
If you want leaves without going outdoors, use a cork as a stamp. You’ll need to draw a tree trunk then get your little one to dip the cork in paint and stamp away.
Knives and little ones don’t go well together. If you’re looking for a way to get maximum impact without spending hours cutting into a pumpkin get a sheet of black stickers and cut shapes – bats, moons, broomsticks work well – and get your little one to stick away.
Debris from your autumn walks makes perfect material to stick onto a card circle to make a wreath.