Fall leaf bookFall leaf book: Tis the season for gathering and admiring the beautiful leaves on your favorite trees. What better way to spend a sunny fall afternoon than to go on a leaf hike with the family? Contact paper helps to preserve the moment and help kids admire their treasures throughout the season.

Cornhusk votives: Add a little elegance to your crafts and to your table with these lovely cornhusk-wrapped votives. It's a Martha Stewart design, so of course, the instructions are 10-times more complicated than they need to be. Just follow the basic premise and you'll get the idea. Makes a great party gift, too!

Sunflower pillow: All you need is a little leftover felt to make this cute pillow that can double as a pincushion (or homework headrest.) And the best part? There's no sewing involved — it's held together with glue, so you and the kids can create it together.

Fall door hanger: I just love this festive door hanger! The instructions call for lots of those pre-made craft foam pieces — which I don't love — but I don't see why you couldn't replicate this design with scraps of construction paper. The link includes templates for the leaf and letter designs, so you can whip this together using any extra supplies you have around the house.

Thanksgiving-themed napkin rings: These Indian corn napkin rings are as lovely to look at as they are easy to make. They are strips of construction paper (this is the perfect time to use up all of those odd-sized remnants you've been saving) covered with tissue paper.

Five fall crafts for kids
These craft projects for children focus on the beauty of the season.