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20 Easy Fall Crafts for Seniors: Fun and Exciting Ideas

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Are you looking for a great and easy fall craft that you can do in your spare time or bring the new season into your home? These fall crafts are the perfect craft ideas for seniors to do this autumn season.

Fall is a great time to wind down, relax, and do some crafts. Many of these could even be used as Thanksgiving decor or crafts you can leave up all fall season.

These crafts are all super easy to do and great for seniors with shaky hands. Here are easy fall crafts for seniors to do this fall season.


20 Fall Crafts for Seniors That Are Fun to Make

1. How to Make Yarn Pumpkins Using Balloons

The leaves are falling, the air is getting crisp, and Halloween is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to get into the fall spirit with some fun and easy crafts.

If you’re looking for craft projects for seniors, try making yarn pumpkins using balloons. All you need is some yarn, balloons, scissors, and a hot glue gun.


2. Simple and Beautiful Thankful Tree

The autumn season is the perfect time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for. A great way to do this is by creating a thankful tree.

This easy craft is perfect for seniors, as it requires minimal materials and can be completed in just a few minutes.

3. Canning Ring Pumpkins

These unique pumpkins are sure to add some festive flair to your home this autumn. And best of all, they’re easy to make! So gather up your supplies and give this fun project a try today.

4. How to Make Birdseed Ornaments

These easy fall crafts for seniors are the perfect way to enjoy the autumn season! One of our favorites is these birdseed ornaments.

The birds will love snacking on these tasty treats, and you’ll enjoy watching them flit around your yard. So what are you waiting for? Get crafting today!

5. Homemade Pine Cone Bird Feeders

One of the best parts of fall is getting to watch the birds as they prepare for winter. One way to help them out is by making homemade bird feeders!

Pine cone bird feeders are easy to make and require only a few supplies you probably already have around the house.

6. How to Make a Lovely Fall Tree Craft

Autumn is a wonderful time of year, and there are lots of easy fall crafts for seniors that can help you enjoy the season.

One of our favorites is the Lovely Fall Tree Craft. This craft is simple to make and can be adapted to suit any level of ability.

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7. Easy DIY Leaf Bowl

Fall is a great time to get crafty, and there are plenty of fun and easy projects that seniors can enjoy. One of our favorites is the DIY Leaf Bowl.

This is a fun and easy project that’s perfect for anyone who loves spending time outdoors in the autumn.

8. Beautiful Thumbprint Fall Tree Cards

One of the best things about fall is all the beautiful colors [2]. From the reds and oranges of the leaves to the yellows and browns of the acorns, there are so many ways to enjoy the season.

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to get crafty this fall, why not try making thumbprint fall tree cards? They’re simple to make and require no special skills or materials.

9. Paper Pumpkin Craft

Fall is a great time to get crafty, and there are plenty of simple projects that even seniors can enjoy. One of the easiest and most fun fall crafts is creating paper pumpkins.

10. Thankful Tree

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for. One easy and fun way to do this is to create a thankful tree.

All you need is a mason jar, branches, pine cones, dried flowers, paper, clear tape and pens. Invite your friends or family members to write things they are thankful for, and then help them hang the leaves on the tree branch.

11. Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins

These painted wood slice pumpkins are the perfect fall craft for seniors! They’re easy to make and can be hung on the wall or used as part of a centerpiece.

Painted Wood Slice Pumpkins 
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12. Folded Paper Pumpkin Craft

For seniors who enjoy crafting, a folded paper pumpkin is a simple and enjoyable project that can be done in an afternoon. All that’s needed is a sheet of orange construction paper, scissors, and glue.

Folded Paper Pumpkin Craft 
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13. Pinecone Painting

Pinecone painting is a great option if you’re looking for an easy and fun craft project to do with seniors! All you need is some paint, brushes, and pinecones.

You can set up a station with different paint colors and let your imagination run wild.

Once the pinecones are dry, you can use them to decorate your home or give them as gifts. This is a great activity for cognitive stimulation and fine motor skills, and it’s also just a lot of fun [1]!

14. Fall Acorn and Pumpkin Painted Rocks

Decorating for fall doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, with a few simple supplies, you can create some stunning fall-themed crafts that are perfect for senior citizens.

One great option is to paint rocks with autumnal designs. For example, you could paint a pumpkin on one rock and an acorn on another. Or, you could create a scene of leaves falling from a tree.

These rocks can then be used to decorate your front porch or patio.

15. Button Pumpkin

Seniors can enjoy crafting with this easy Button Pumpkin project. All that’s needed are a few buttons in different colors, some hot glue, and black cardstock paper.

16. Cardinal Button Craft

Cardinals are a beautiful sight in the fall, and their colorful feathers can add a splash of brightness to any home décor.

This easy craft is perfect for seniors who want to enjoy the beauty of fall without spending too much time or money on materials

17. Pinecone Sun Catcher Craft

This charming craft is perfect for bringing the beauty of autumn indoors, and it’s so simple to make. Just gather up some pinecones, hot glue gun, and some pretty beads or buttons, and you’re all set.

Your finished sun catcher will add a touch of warmth and brightness to any room – perfect for Chase away the chilly days of fall. So go ahead and give it a try – your seniors will love it!

18. Cute Yarn And Ribbon Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

This Thanksgiving, show your loved ones how much you appreciate them by making this cute yarn and ribbon turkey craft together.

It’s a fun and easy project that even the most inexperienced crafter can successfully complete. And, best of all, it’s a great way to spend some quality time with the people you care about most.

19. Button Pumpkin Craft

One of the best things about fall is all the wonderful crafts you can make with the beautiful leaves and nature’s bounty. But if you’re not crafty, or if you’re short on time, don’t worry!

Button Pumpkin Craft 
Credit: Craftsonsea

There are plenty of easy fall crafts for seniors that anyone can do. One of our favorites is the Button Pumpkin Craft. All you need is a handful of buttons in different colors, some hot glue, and colored paper.

20. Clay Gratitude Leaves Thanksgiving Craft

This Clay Gratitude Leaves Thanksgiving Craft is the perfect way for seniors to show their thanks this holiday season! Made with just a few simple supplies, this craft is easy to make and can be customized to fit any style.

Clay Gratitude Leaves Thanksgiving Craft
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Fall is a wonderful time to get creative and crafty! These easy fall crafts for seniors are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the season while getting a little bit of crafting done.

I hope you have as much fun making these projects as I did picking them out for you. Happy crafting!

various easy fall crafts for seniors

What are your favorite fall crafts for seniors? Let us know below!


  1. Apóstolo J, Bobrowicz-Campos E, Gil I, et al. Cognitive Stimulation in Older Adults: An Innovative Good Practice Supporting Successful Aging and Self-Care. Translational Medicine @ UniSa. 2019;19:90-94. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6581488/

2. The Psychology of Autumn Colors. Thermasol Blog. Published November 20, 2020. Accessed July 13, 2022. https://blog.thermasol.com/therapeutic-autumn-colors-thermasol-smart-showers/

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Lilian Wamaitha is a passionate writer and avid cyclist with over 4 years of experience in blogging. As a lifelong learner, she is driven by her curiosity to discover and learn new things. This curiosity and passion eventually sparked a love for the senior writing niche. She has written countless articles to help seniors find their footing in this world through healthy and holistic living. She’s passionate about seeing the seniors in society live a more fulfilling life to the end. Follow her on LINKEDIN. Read her LATEST POSTS. Learn more about her HERE.

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