Here are some fun fall craft ideas for kids and the entire family.
Make a haunted tree
Fall winds blow and leaves make their decent from tree limbs. It is the perfect time for fun autumn activities for kids. Here are some ways to have fun with your kids this fall:
Create an autumn yard collage
This is a great way to get your kids involved in beautifying your front lawn for the fall season. Materials you will need to create your autumn yard collage include hay bales, pumpkins (all sizes), scarecrows, witches, cornucopias, etc. Anything related to fall will look wonderful. Stack your hay bales to create a backdrop. Next, place a huge scarecrow (or witch) on the center of the stack. Then add other complimentary fall accessories like cornucopias, corn stacks, ghosts, etc.
Making a haunted tree is a fun activity for everyone. It is especially great to do right after raking leaves. First, pick the biggest, best tree in your front yard; preferably one with many long, crooked limbs. Next, take small white trash bags and stuff the top half with leaves from your yard. Twist and tie the bag into a knot, or use a twist-tie to close the end where the leaves stop. Turn upside down and you have a ghost! Make as many of these ghosts as you can, then tie them to tree limbs. As the fall winds blow, your ghosts will haunt your tree.
Happy Autumn Cards
Supply each kid with markers, paper, glue, glitter, stickers, etc. Let them make several autumn cards and write a special message on the inside of each one. After any wet appliqués are dried, gather the cards and take them to your local nursing home to distribute among patients.
Fold 10 sheets of copy paper in half and crease in the center. Bind the booklet
by punching two holes in the spine, threading yarn through the holes, and tying
the ends. Take your kids to the park. Challenge them to find and trace as many
unique leaves as possible.
Book of Leaves
Make a booklet, as described above. This time, have your child search for
odd-looking leaves to collect and place in their book. Then give them an
encyclopedia and let them research their leaves. Have them write down the name
of each leaf and three interesting facts about the leaf.
Draw and copy different types of leaves onto thick construction paper. Let your
kids cut out the leaves and apply glitter to add sparkle. Next, have them create
leaf characters by gluing leaves together to create a face, body, and limbs.
After the glue dries, they can draw faces on the leaves with markers.
Gather as many types of leaves as you can find. Glue the leaves in any kind of
arrangement onto a piece of construction paper or cardboard. Alternatively,
spread white school glue across an entire sheet of paper or piece of cardboard.
Crumble leaves at random over the glue. When the glue dries, you will have an
awesome leaf collage.
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