Sometimes it is hard to remember that most of the world has quite dramatic seasons with our perennial good weather, but yesterday, September 22, marked the beginning of fall. In honor of the season, here are a few fun craft ideas to get into the fall spirit!
Edible Fall Foliage
Do your kids love to play with their food? This will give them a creative reason to do so!
Start by gathering pretzels and various kinds of cherry tomatoes. Have your child arrange them in different ways to resemble a tree with it's foliage changing colors. Fun for the kids, and at the end they will have a healthy snack to feast on!
Carrots, peppers, and asparagus also work well for this craft!
These Craft-Stick Scarecrows were borrowed from LittleFamilyFun.com--- they are not only easy to make, but super cute! Here's what you will need:
- craft sticks
- googly eyes
- tacky glue
To make them, cut out the hat, hair, and nose from the felt in different colors for a nice contrast.
Cut a square out from the cardstock to glue the sticks onto.
This will keep them sturdy and locked together.
Glue the hair on first, and then the hat. Lastly, glue on the googly eyes and nose, and draw a mouth on with the marker.
Paper Bag Fall Tree
Borrowed from pikadillycharm.blogspot.com, this festive tree will add a hint of fall to any room.
You will need:
-brown paper bags
-paper (in fall colors)
To make the tree, cut the bag into half inch strips. Start at the opening and cut halfway down the bag. Open the bag and stand it up.
Hold the base of the bag with one hand and twist the middle of the bag to create the trunk of the tree.
Twist two of the bag strips together to create branches.
Rip strips of colored paper into tiny pieces and glue them all over the branches of the tree. Enjoy your new tree!