DIY Fall Necklace Easy Kids Craft

Posted on October 2, 2015 in Crafts/ DIY

Fun & Easy Fall Necklace Craft for Kids - sixtimemommy.comSince my kiddos decided they wanted to go back to school this year instead of being homeschooled we haven’t done much crafting.  Which makes me sad because I love doing crafts and DIY things around my house.

When my kids decided they’d go back to school the first thing that popped into my head was that there wouldn’t be many cute, or colorful crafts around the house. Schools seem to send notes home constantly complaining about money, and this and that so we rarely see any art coming home (wonder if they even do it anymore?)

But that doesn’t mean we can’t do some fun art over the weekends! I know my younger kids especially love making fun themed items. So why not a Fall themed necklace? Sounds fun, right?







  • Paper Straws in Assorted Fall Colors and Patterns
  • String, cord or twine
  • Scissors
  • Paper Hole Punch
  • Silk Fall leaves

This is one of my favorite crafts because it is inexpensive, easy to do and not messy at all! It is a great way to bring the family together when you need a low stress activity that will please everyone or a group activity for a classroom or party.

Depending on the ages and capabilities of the children doing the activity, you may want to let them cut the straws and punch the holes in the leaves, or you may want to have these steps already completed so they just do the designing and stringing.

1. Cut the straws into pieces of varying lengths.
2. Take each silk fall leaf and punch two holes (as shown) so that it can be threaded onto a string.
3. Measure the string to the size that you want your necklaces to hang adding approximately 4 inches to allow for tying a bow or knot.
3. String the straws and leaves onto the cord in your own design.
3. Tie the ends together and enjoy!


Adorable or what? I know my kids love this type of craft. Super easy, fun and a little bit of Fall!

Do you like to do crafts in the Fall? What are some ways you celebrate the great change of seasons?


  • Reply Jeanette October 2, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I know a little girl that would love to make these for everyone that she knows. She is so crafty. I will have to show this to her.

  • Reply Catherine S October 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    This is so cute and creative. This is a great project for me to do with my niece and nephew.

  • Reply Heather @ Kraus House Mom October 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    That is a really cute idea. My youngest would love to make that. I have a ribbon Halloween wreath that I made and my kids can’t wait until October 1st so I can hang it on the door.

  • Reply Melissa Pezza October 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    That is so cute! I think this will be a great craft to do with the kids. They love to do crafts with me.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle October 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    That is the cutest project. This is so perfect to do with younger kids.

  • Reply Stacie October 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    This is a cute idea. There are so many fall crafts out there. I used to collect the different types of leaves and tried to get the different colours as a kid.

  • Reply aimee fauci October 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Well, there you go! I’ve been looking for simple kid crafts and I have ALL of these supplies! Pinning and doing!

  • Reply Amanda || Growing Up Madison October 2, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    That sure is easy to do. My pre-schooler would probably enjoy doing this.

  • Reply Marcie W. October 2, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    My nephew attends year around preschool and my sister has been searching for ways to keep him occupied during his fall break. This necklace idea looks perfect!

  • Reply Pam October 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    What a fun necklace! We still did some arts and crafts time after the kids went back to school. They always seemed to enjoy it.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey October 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Oh gosh that is such a cute necklace, what a fantastic idea. x

  • Reply Carlee C October 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    SO adorable and easy! My kiddos would enjoy putting together a festive Fall craft like this.

  • Reply Kiwi October 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    How cute and creative!!! This is so something I would do…I cant wait to have kids so I can do fun festive crafts!

  • Reply Amanda Faulkner October 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    This is too cute! I will be passing this on to a few pre-k teachers I know. This looks like such a fun and easy craft for little ones.

  • Reply Amber NElson October 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    My daughter would spend all days making these I am sure!

  • Reply April G October 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Aw, what a super cute necklace. My girls would love to give this a try.

  • Reply Vera Sweeney October 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I love this necklace craft!! What a great way to use leaves to make jewelry like this!

    • Reply Liz Mays October 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      I think it would be fun to have the kids make a few extra to give as gifts.

  • Reply Paula H October 2, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    what a cute craft to do with the kids! I like that it looks easy enough they can do most of it themselves. I know some little girls who are going to love it! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Liz Mays October 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Aww this is such a fun little idea. The kids would have a blast putting this together.

  • Reply Brandy October 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    This is such an adorable craft idea to do with kids. I wonder if my trio would enjoy it )

  • Reply Toni | Boulder Locavore October 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I like that this craft is not too complicated but really cute. Kids will definitely love this.

  • Reply Chasing Joy October 2, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    I can see why a kid would like to make this necklace. They cand design it to fit their style using different straws.

  • Reply Amber Edwards October 2, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I can’t get over how awesomely simple this fall necklace is! And yet it is perfect for fall and crafting!

  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson October 2, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    This is such a super cute fall craft for the kids. I have all the supplies in the craft closet!

  • Reply Nolie October 2, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    What a cute craft to do with the kids.

  • Reply Krystal October 2, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I never thought to repurpose straws like that. What a cute craft idea!

  • Reply rika October 3, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Wow.. beautiful and easy tutorial ! Love it. Perfect DIY project with our kids

  • Reply dawn October 3, 2015 at 7:05 am

    howwww creative. i love this and it is soo cute. very nice. thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Maureen@ADebtFreeStressFreeLife October 3, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Cute little necklace to welcome fall. I bet the kids enjoyed putting them together.

  • Reply Mama to 5 BLessings October 3, 2015 at 8:54 am

    What a cute idea! My daughter would enjoy making this craft and i am sure she would wear it all the time!

  • Reply Theresa October 3, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Those are so cute and so simple! You know, I am pretty sure I have all of those exact same straws at home. Did you get them from Target?

  • Reply Scarlet October 3, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    What an easy way to make beads. I never thought of it!

  • Reply Ourfamilyworld October 3, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    How creative! My kids will have a blast making this.

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia October 3, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    This is a great craft to do with my friends girls the next time they come over. They are going to love it. We always ,make fun crafts.

  • Reply gingermommyrants October 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I am going to make these today with my kids. There are a ton of leaves on the ground now.

  • Reply Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly October 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Super cute craft, I am going to share this with my nieces I am sure they will love it!

  • Reply Dina October 3, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    what a cute and easy craft for the kids. I love that they can work on their small motor skills while they make it!

  • Reply Britni October 3, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    What a cute idea for a kid craft. I love paper straws because they come in so many cute designs and color. This is such a fun way to use them!

  • Reply Jaime Nicole October 3, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    This is a cute and fun craft idea! I would really like to try this one out with our youngest daughter – it would be something that she could really get into doing.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose October 3, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    That is a cute craft. I might do this with my kids, thanks for the great idea.

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose October 3, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    That’s a great idea. I have never had a bag with a small bag inside of it.

  • Reply Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly October 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Looks like a great idea for fall for my nieces!

  • Reply Seattle Travel Blogger October 3, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    This is such an adorable and easy idea! I am going to try this with my niece.

  • Reply alexandria waning October 3, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Very cute. My daughter is in pre-k so I get tons of crafts sent home. Like so much. This is so easy too.

  • Reply Annemarie LeBlanc October 3, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Wow. How can simple stuff put together look as lovely as that! You do have a very creative mind. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Lynndee October 4, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to create a necklace Just is really cute and colorful. My 6-year-old niece would love it for sure.

  • Reply Lisa Rios October 4, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    That is a simple yet beautiful looking necklace that kids would love so much trying out on their own. I just love how the pictures are good enough to explain the Diy work. My kids are going to love it & give a try.

  • Reply Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey October 4, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    How very cute and creative! I love the colors and the pattern you used, my niece would love this necklace!

  • Reply Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert October 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    I love crafts that are fun for kids to work on, but also creative enough for them to enjoy!

  • Reply CourtneyLynne October 4, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Omg this necklace is the cutest!!! My daughter would get a kick out of making one of these

  • Reply Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations October 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

    What an awesome craft. My kids would have so much fun with it. Bookmarked.

  • Reply Tonya C October 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Love this creative and fun project to do with the kids!

  • Reply Amanda Ripsam October 5, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    That is what we are doing with Bella too is Fall crafts. This year we are doing them with the art supplies I have here at the house meaning construction paper, tape, glue, scissors, glitter, markers, pencil crayons, crayons and everything else I can come across.
    I have been in a crafty mood this fall. I even have a wreef for the front door that I am working on.

  • Reply Debbie Denny October 6, 2015 at 7:17 am

    This is a fantastic fall craft. It is so cute. Love how easy it iss to make.

  • Reply Bradley Finnearty October 9, 2015 at 6:12 am

    We love to do crafts with our granddaughter. The necklace would be something fun that she would enjoy.

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