Fall is the perfect time for crafting. The temperatures start to drop, and you find yourself wanting to spend more time inside with your kids. Hot tea (coffee for you) in hand, you can find dozens of fall craft ideas for all ages.
As a homeschooling family, we love crafts. I aim for at least once a week, but my artistic child could do one each day! Here are a few of our favorite choices.
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
All you need is popsicle sticks, a few different color paints, and eyes. Chances are you have several of these items. The steps are easy. You have to glue the sticks together, paint the hat, the sticks, and use a black permanent marker to draw on the mouth. Glue on the eyes, nose, and other decorations!
Everyone needs to try a few leaf rubbings. They're simple and require only a few items - white paper and crayons. You can use oil pastels or charcoal. Find a few different sized and shaped leaves. Place the leaves under the white paper and rub the crayon or pastels over the leaf placed under the paper.
I personally love this craft because its educational as well. Your kids can see the veins inside of the leaves, and you can use it as a way to learn the leaves from each tree! It's also a great way to celebrate the changes of seasons, just like with these Merka placements with the seasons!
Lego Stamped Indian Corn
I love to decorate our home with Indian corn; it's a classic fall decoration. Crafty Morning created this adorable idea! Cut out corn cob shapes from white paper. Put a few paint colors on a paper plate. Use a lego to stamp the kernels. Then, take brown construction paper to create the husks. These might be better decorations than real Indian corn.
Q-Tip Fall Tree
Finger painting drives me nuts, and you might feel the same. The paint never stays on the paper, ending up on the floor or chairs. To make leaves with q-tip, bundle them together and dip them into the paint. First, draw the tree trunk with either brown marker or brown construction paper. Then, use the q-tips to create leaves. Older and younger kids love these projects!
Cinnamon Salt Dough Leaf Ornaments
Older kids will enjoy making salt dough ornaments; they are versatile. All you need to do is make the salt dough, use cookie cutters to create the leaf shapes, poking a hole at the top so you can hang them. The dough cooks for 3 hours on 240 F. Once cooled, you can paint the leaves whatever shapes you desire.
Shaving Cream Marbling Autumn Leaves
My kids love to paint with shaving cream! Put the shaving cream in a tray and spread it out. It can be the cheap kind! Put yellow and red paint over the top and mix around with a paintbrush.
Lay the pieces of paper on top of the cream, and lift them off again. Then, you'll need to use a spatula or index card to scrape off the extra shaving cream. Leave it to dry, and cut out the leaves.