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We love the fall season for encouraging kids to play and create with nature finds from the outdoors like leaves, twigs and sticks. It’s our favorite season when the weather turns cooler, but not too cold to explore the changes in colors and get excited for a new school year and fun holidays like Halloween. Collect twigs and sticks with your kids to make these creative crafts like musical instruments, yarn string ornaments, frames, mobiles and more to hang up as beautiful fall decorations.

What are your favorite stick crafts?

Yarn Wrapped Stick Photo Mobile (via hello, Wonderful)
Create your own dyed yarn and turn this colorful stick mobile into a fun hanging photo mobile.

Nature Stick Weaving (via Artzy Creations)
Check out this creative way to weave and display a pretty nature-inspired yarn hanging.

Owl Stick Craft (via I Heart Crafty Things)
You can pretty much find all these DIY materials on a nature walk to make this adorable owl stick craft with the kiddos.

Stick Pyramid (via Non Toy Gifts)
Find out how to construct a pyramid and paint it anyway you’d like with this fun building stick tutorial.

Twig Photo Frame (via Make It Your Own)
Let the kids collect sticks to show off their favorite photo in this beautiful rustic frame idea.

Painted Pasta Branch Sticks (via Art Bar)
Go craft crazy with this awesome stick craft using paint, pine cones and pasta!

Twig String Art (via Pink Stripey Socks)
Make these adorable string art ornaments which also double as festive decorations for the Christmas tree!

Painted Stick Instruments (via Twodaloo)
Make music out of nature with this clever painted stick bell craft.

Painted Stick Dolls (via Mollymoo Crafts)
Sticks never looked so cute as in these cheerful and colorful branch dolls.

Twig Boat Craft (via Easy Peasy and Fun)
Set sail with these adorable twig boats. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a bunch and set off on a boat race?

Check out more fall nature crafts and lots more creative projects for kids!

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.