Today we are making a quick activity tunnel for baby with an autumn theme. This easy homemade baby activity tunnel has hanging fall leaves for baby to explore. Making this baby tunnel is easy to set up and under supervision, baby will have hours of fun.

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Let’s make a fall baby tunnel!

DIY Baby Tunnel Activity

Baby tunnel activities encourage baby to explore their surroundings while experiencing separation from the space around them they are used to seeing.

  • Gross motor skills are developed for baby like crawling and scooting.
  • Fine motor skills are developed for baby like reaching and grasping.

I love setting up  a simple baby game  for my son like this discovery tunnel.

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Baby Discovery Tunnel Activity

I was inspired to create this discovery tunnel for baby while working on a fall craft. I couldn’t resist using the fall leaves that I had bought at my local craft store for my son.  This is simple to set up and you can use the leaves for another project when your done!

This discovery tunnel could also use a different theme if you have other things on hand.

Materials Needed for Baby Tunnel

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Directions to Make a Fall Baby Game

Step 1

Punch a hole at the base of each leaf.

Step 2

Thread  some of the twine or string through the hole and make a knot.  

Step 3

Tape each hanging leaf to the top of your crawling tunnel and you’re done!

Baby Tunnel Game Variation Idea

We put our fan behind the opening of the tunnel so that are leaves were floating and flying all around as my kids crawled through the tunnel (it happened to be a very hot day!).  

It was a wonderful way to bring new life to one of our favorite baby toys.

DIY Baby Tunnel Tip

Our play tunnel came with velcro around the openings.  I wrapped the velcro around the legs of a  chair on either side of the hanging leaves  so that the tunnel wouldn’t move.

This made it easier for the baby to crawl through without the added jostling of the play tunnel.

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Clean Up & Storage of Fall Baby Tunnel

When it was time to clean up, we folded our play tunnel up and put it away without taking off the leaves.  It folded up easily and my kids can’t wait to play again!

Our Experience with Making a Fall Baby Tunnel

While I’m always trying to get my busy baby  outdoors to stretch and play, there are times when we just have to be indoors (much to his displeasure!).  So we’ve come up with  easy baby games that he can play while I throw laundry in the washing machine or start dinner.  He loves to be on the move, so this activity was a hit!

How to Make a Fall BAby Discovery Tunnel

Now that we know how to make a baby tunnel with leaves, we can let our babies explore. A crawling tunnel for babies allows them to get some exercise, explore, and learn, but in a safe environment.

Baby Tunnel With Fall Leaves

Baby Activity Tunnel with Fall Theme for Baby Games

This baby tunnel with fall leaves is a great way to get your baby moving and exploring. Plus, this simple activity is so easy to put together and really only needs a few items especially if you already have a tunnel. Help your baby learn and explore the world with this baby tunnel with fall leaves.


  • Fake Fall Leaves
  • Hole Punch
  • String/twine
  • Tape
  • Baby play tunnel <—my favorite baby tunnel


  1. Punch a hole at the base of each leaf.
  2. Thread some of the twine or string through the hole and make a knot.  
  3. Tape each hanging leaf to the top of your crawling tunnel and you’re done!

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For your older kids check out this list of these awesome fall art activities!

Did your baby love the discovery tunnel? What tunnel activities have you tried with your baby? Tell us in the comments below.

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