I have been receiving a lot of requests from individuals who are requesting to provide me with a guest post. I traditionally have always done my posts on my own, but have on occasion welcomed a guest post.
Today I welcome a wonderful guest post by Kitty Holman. She provided some wonderful family oriented, cost effective autumn craft ideas that both parents and kids can enjoy.
Fun Autumn Crafts for Kids
Fall is a great time of year to do things indoors as a family. As the weather starts to cool and kids begin spending more time inside, it might be a great idea to have some handy fall arts-and-crafts projects ready to stave off the boredom. Below are some easy and fun crafts that parents and children to do together, that will truly embrace the essence of autumn.
First, carving a pumpkin is the most obvious choice of fall activities. But instead of the traditional scary face with crooked teeth and a triangle nose, consider a flying witch on a broom stick, a black cat, or even a completely different image, like your child’s favorite action hero. Simple images can be found online or in a coloring book and traced onto the pumpkin of choice. For added drama, allow your children to paint extra details on the pumpkin, like scenery, hair and accessories for the faces, or anything else that might come to mind.
Another fun idea is to create a fingerprint tree. This project involves construction paper and finger paint, so be sure to cover all surfaces you don’t want painted, and to dress children in the right clothing. A great trick for keeping kids clean while finger painting is to cut a slit into the bottom of a garbage bag and let kids wear them as ponchos. To create a fingerprint tree, start by having the kids place one whole hand, palm down, into brown paint, making sure all fingers and thumbs are covered. Then, with fingers together, place the hand near the bottom of the construction paper to create the trunk of the tree. After the trunk is made, kids can dip their fingertips, one at a time, into other fall colors, like red, orange, and yellow. Making lots of colorful dots above the brown trunk will create the leaves. For more detail, consider using a paint brush to add a landscape, animals, people, or farm house.
Leaf wreaths are also great craft projects for kids. Start by taking a walk to collect lots of fall leaves and cutting the center out of a paper plate. Next, simply glue the leaves around the plate, stacking them on top of each other. After making sure no plate surface remains visible, simply tie a piece of yarn around the top and hang on the front door. For more detail, include acorns or pretty fall flowers.
With these crafts, creativity and family are the best ingredients possible and there can be no mistakes. Fall crafts don’t have to be perfect, they simply have to be fun!
Thank you Kitty Holman for your guest post.
Expecting Mom Parenting Blog encourages you to do crafts with your kids. It is a fun and educational way to spend time together. Our crafts section of our house is quite large and to say we love doing crafts together would be an understatement.
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