Easy fall crafts are a frugal yet fun way to get in the fall spirit while entertaining the kiddos and yourself. However, the benefits don’t stop there!
Easy Fall Crafts
In the past, I’ve shared many (many) simple autumn crafts to make with you, including fall crafts for kids and adults and easy fall crafts that are suitable for any skill level. I’ve touted benefits such as the fact that fall crafts for toddlers and kids allow you to spend quality time together as a family and the fact that many simple autumn crafts to make are very affordable. However, did you know that there are other benefits associated with easy fall crafts?
Arts and crafts projects, whether they’re complex or easy fall crafts, offer both mental and cognitive benefits to kids and adults.
In terms of the kiddos, fall crafts for kids and fall crafts for toddlers can help them develop:
- Bilateral coordination
- Fine motor skills
Don’t believe me? Take it from a doctor….
“Arts and crafts engage multiple brain areas simultaneously and improve bilateral coordination between the left and right sides of the brain, leading to immediate and future cognitive development. Activities like arts and crafts accelerate the development of muscles in the hands and fingers, improving fine motor skills that are essential for school success in the earliest formal years.” – Richard Rende, Ph.D.
So even easy fall crafts for kids that don’t seem at all educational are actually helping your little ones develop cognitive skills they’ll use throughout their educational career! 🙂
That’s not all! Remember, I said easy fall crafts also offer benefits to adults. For all you grown-ups out there, finding a simple autumn craft to make (or a complex one, if you’re feeling brave) can reduce stress and anxiety and increase positive thoughts/emotions.
In fact, one study of patients with chronic illnesses and cancer found that engaging in the arts (ex. painting, drawing, photography, pottery, and textiles projects):
- Improved medical outcomes
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved positive identity
- Improved social networks
If patients dealing with the stress and pain of illnesses like cancer can benefit from art projects, don’t you think you can get something positive from these easy fall crafts to make? (Hint: I’m thinking yes! 😉 )
Ready to find simple autumn crafts to make and dive head first into fall? Look no further! Here are some of my favorite easy fall crafts for kids and adults.