In the beautiful season of autumn, you and your children might start spending more time outdoors. There’s nothing like the cool breeze in your hair, leaves falling all around you, and the holidays inching closer every passing day. There’s a lot to look forward to around this time of year, but there’s no reason to wait around until then. Have fun now with 4 of these Fall inspired crafts for kids.
While it may seem silly to paint leafs instead of a store bought canvas, leaf painting just gets the kiddos in the spirit of autumn. Start by allowing your kids to scavenge for leaves to paint, letting them choose what size, shape, and color they prefer. Set up a spot on the porch or on the kitchen table with the use of a tarp or towel to prevent a mess. Set out paints and brushes and let their imaginations take over!
This activity is another fall favorite that inspires kids to bring out their creativity. Allow your kids to gather pine cones from your yard or the local park. Bring them home and bring them to life with the use of pipe cleaners, glue, googly eyes, and pom poms! Make these little critters into household decorations, making the kids feel included when getting the house ready for Thanksgiving. They will be the talk of the table!
Paper Plate Scarecrow
With the use of paper plates, your kids can create their own scarecrow! Using the plate as the face, your child can customize their scarecrow using paint, googly eyes, and yarn for hair. Using construction paper, help your child create the shape of a hat for their scarecrow. For added effect, use a piece of flannel or cloth for his outfit.
Fall Handprint Tree
As a fun and family oriented activity, have your kids come together to make something beautiful. Using brown paint for the trunk and branches, have kids make a handprint on a piece of paper to create the tree. Then, using fall-colored paints (red, orange, yellow), they can dip their fingers to make fingerprint leaves all around the branches, making a beautiful fall foliage effect.
Fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the weather, the food, and the memories of past years. Create these memories with your kids with these fun fall activities they will love! Looking for childcare in The Woodlands, Texas? Interested in learning more? Visit our programs page or contact us today!