Some Great Crafts for Fall
Fall is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a day of crafts at home.
Fall is always synonymous with spending more hours at home and having to think about activities that you can do indoors. In addition to enjoying a good children’s book, watching a film, or simply playing with toys, there are other types of activities that children and adults can really enjoy together. We’re talking here about crafts for fall.
These activities are ideal for any time of the year, but even more so in fall and winter, when there are fewer hours of sunshine, and the cold starts to set in.
So, today’s crafts are all to do with fall, and with them you’ll be able to teach your children to relate objects and seasons. Ready? Let’s get started!
Dried leaf garland
If we had to mention the first word that comes to mind when we think of fall, then we’d surely think of leaves. Walking among the fallen leaves of the trees is something we all enjoy at this time of the year.
We’ll be using these leaves to make the garland, and here are the steps and materials you’ll need:
- As many leaves of the trees as you’d like in the garland
There are two very simple steps to make this garland.
- First, you must tie the end of the leaf stems with a thread, and then do the same with the rest of the leaves
- Then, all you need to do is place the garland in a clearly visible place in the house to remind everyone that fall has arrived!
One of the holidays that children most enjoy is Halloween. The idea of dressing up, enjoying the candies, and terrorizing the neighborhood with their costumes and make-up is so much fun for young kids.
As you all know, Halloween is celebrated on October 31st, and so there’s always a link to fall when we celebrate it. One of the most representative elements of Halloween, and also of fall itself, is, of course, pumpkins. That’s why one of the crafts for fall that we’re proposing today is to decorate these impressive vegetables.
The options are very diverse:
- You can scoop out the inside and create a terrifying face.
- Paint it with a paint that’s suitable for pumpkins.
- If you don’t want the activity to be too laborious, then simply create one with card.
Drawing is one of the activities that children like the most. Moreover, it’s one of the best activities to develop and improve their creativity and imagination.
That’s why today we want to propose a very simple craft for fall. It may be simple, but they’ll love the chance to draw and be creative. Each member of the family should draw a large tree in pencil, making sure the top part of the tree is very wide.
The reason to have to make it wide is that you then need to use fingerpaint to decorate it. The only rule here is that you can only decorate it using your fingertip.
If you don’t have fingerpaint at home, then you can use round stickers or even marker pens. The most important thing here is to let your imagination run wild.
A mural to represent fall
It’s a good idea that, from a very young age, children learn all about the different seasons and the elements that represent each one. For that reason, creating a mural with all sorts of elements that represent fall will be a very enjoyable activity. There’s quite a lot involved in preparing it and creating it and so it’ll keep the kids entertained for quite some time.
Chestnuts, leaves, wild toadstools (be careful they aren’t of the poisonous variety), and Halloween are some of these elements. It’s a great idea to go for a walk with the children into a wood or forest to find all the elements you need to create the mural.
Once you’ve got everything then you just need a good strong piece of card and some glue to create a fantastic mural to celebrate fall.
It’s a great learning experience and it’ll help you bond as a family!