Fall Wine Cork Crafts For Kids!

Fall brings with it football season, colder weather, and back to school shopping. It can also be a great time to try some fun craft projects with your kids! Whether you want to work on a craft project for homeschool, make the perfect card for your child’s teacher, or just want to keep the kids entertained on an afternoon where the weather is too poor to play outside for long, here are three fun crafts you can do with children using leftover wine corks with varying levels of complexity.


Kid Friendly Stamps

Wine corks can make perfect stamps that are easy for tiny hands to hold and can be the perfect way to decorate a card with a fall theme or to make art you’ll want to put up on the refrigerator! The round shape of corks means that they can make great apple stamps! Kids can dip the end of the cork in red or green paint and then add in leaf and stem details with a pen or a paint brush — if they’re very little you might want to help with this part. Stamped apples would be the perfect thing for a child to decorate a card for their teacher with!

You can also use cork stamps to make fall trees! Have your child draw a tree trunk on a piece of paper (or do it for them if they don’t have the dexterity for it yet). Let them dip their “stamps” in red, yellow, and orange paint to make fall leaves on the branches of the tree and resting on the ground beside the trunk!

Rustic Pumpkins

Do you have a large cork collection that you don’t know what to do with? One option is to turn the corks themselves into art! Pumpkins are one of the most popular fall home decorations and you can make one on paper! Try gluing your corks into the shape of a pumpkin. You will likely want to do this on a thick cardstock and use hot glue so the pumpkins don’t fall if you hang the art on the wall. Paint the bulk of your pumpkin a cheerful orange and give it a green stalk. You may want to decorate your pumpkin art with a burlap ribbon to give it a pretty, rustic feel!

Fall “Critters”

Do you want to let your child’s imagination run wild? Let them use corks to create little “critters” or figures by gluing pieces like googly eyes, pipe cleaners, felt cut into shapes, or paper to them. What exactly they make depends on their imagination. One great option is to make woodland creatures. A pair of googly eyes and a yellow triangle as a beak can give the impression of an owl. Ears and whiskers glued on can make a cute cat! 

If you want to get a head start on having some Halloween spirit, you can try to make classic monsters like Frankenstein, vampires, and werewolves. These designs might be a little more complicated. If you’re having a hard time making 3D objects like vampire fangs, you may want to draw them on with a felt tip marker or a pen.

Cheerful Spirit

Want more rustic fall fun? Check out Cheerful Spirit’s fun wine bottle decor for your home! This Nightmare Before Christmas Tree Wine Bottle could be the perfect decoration to set out for Halloween and keep up through Christmas! Keeping your home fun and festive is a great way to stay cheerful all year!