Sweet Pea and I have been having a blast together creating fall crafts. Like my sister, I cannot get enough of this season and all of its beautiful colors. Here are 6 of our favorite Fall Crafts for Kids!
Green or orange pipe cleaner
Divided Tray (cupcake tin or ice cube tray)
Taking one end of the pipe cleaner create a loop and twist and secure that end around the pipe cleaner so there is no sharp edge. It should look like a needle. Separate cereal using only the orange and green Trix’s. Place Trix in divided tray. (You could just throw them all in a bowl too. I just thought it would be interesting to see if Sweet Pea would create a pattern if they were separated. It also made it easier to talk about the colors.) Help child thread cereal on the pipe cleaner until there is about an inch remaining. Thread pipe cleaner through the loop and twist to close the bracelet. Wear, eat, enjoy!
Sight Word Pumpkins
Orange foam sheets
Sight word list
Draw a pumpkin on orange foam sheets and cut out desired amount of pumpkins. I made 10 and wrote the words on the fronts and backs of the pumpkins using some words twice. Then you are ready to use in the tub for a fun learning lesson. Discuss the letters, words, meanings, talk about fall weather, the smells (pie, bonfires, damp grass), the experiences (hayrides, pumpkin carving…) Anything that gets you and your little one talking. The greater the exposure to language the more explosive the language!
Sight word list: pumpkin, harvest, October, fall, apple, acorn, scarecrow, autumn, leaf, leaves, sweater, Halloween, pumpkin patch
Paint & brush
Pint sized pumpkin
Using paint allow child to paint their pumpkin to their hearts desire. Sweet Pea hates getting her hands dirty so this was a great way to still participate in decorating a pumpkin without messy hands. You could also use and/or add stickers, sticky foam shapes, markers, pipe cleaners, pom poms…
White construction paper
Black construction paper
White Crayon or chalk
Your kiddo’s foot
Trace your child’s foot on the white construction paper. Cut out foot and glue to black construction paper. Add googly eyes to ghost. Using the chalk or crayon write one of the following Boo, Happy Halloween, Spooky…
Contact Paper Pumpkin
Cut into squares:
*Orange tissue paper
*Gold or black tissue paper
*Green tissue paper
Double sided Tape
Draw a large pumpkin on contact paper and cut out. Place double sided tape on the non-paper side then remove paper. Place the pumpkin with the double sided tape on the window leaving the sticky side facing out. Depending on the age of child you can have them make the jack o lanterns face with the black or gold tissue paper. Encourage child to make the stem green and then cover the remainder of the pumpkin in orange. This took us two weeks to fully cover the pumpkin. Sweet Pea had to be encouraged and in the crafting mood to complete. But it turned out worth the wait!! I have it on display on our back screen door.
We also made candy corns but with less enthusiasm from Sweet Pea. She kept saying, no thank you. LOL! The sky is the limit with your creation. Witch’s hat, leaves, black cat, or even symbols for every holiday. Hearts, candy canes, Christmas trees, shamrocks, Easter eggs…
Fall Leaf Wreath
Fall leaves in various colors and shapes
Elmer’s glue or mod podge
Take a nature walk with your child and collect leaves. Cut out center of paper plate and allow child to color the outer edge. Apply glue to cover the entire face of the paper plate and have your child add leaves. NOTE: you need to use fresh leaves. Dry leaves are really difficult if not impossible to glue down.
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