I adore Pinterest. I’m one of those people that keeps 6+ tabs open in my browser at any given time. And I simply will not allow Pinterest to be one of those tabs because I would never get anything accomplished! It calls to me to visit and find fun things for my kiddos (and me!) to do.
This first craft is one that I found on Pinterest (here’s the link to the original pin) and the other craft is one I dreamed up one day while planning school. They were both hits here at the Hill House!
Fall Fingerprint Trees
These are so fun! I ended up making one too, actually.
You’ll need quite a few colors of paint. Brown for the tree and any other fall-ish colors you can round up.
To make the branches, paint your child’s hand brown and place palm down on the page a few times. Then use a sponge brush dipped in brown paint to create a trunk on the tree.
Now here’s the fun part: Your little one’s fingerprints are used to make the leaves. How great is that ?! I squirted a small amount of paint on several plates and let the kids get busy making as many leaves as their papers would hold.
My son is a creative little soul and ended up using a paint brush to paint a tree house on his picture.
This is a versatile craft in that it appeals to ones as young as 2 and as old as 8 or 9 or even older. Make it as simple or as busy as you want.
(As a side note, the baby did not like this craft at all. She cried every time I put paint on her hand. Who knew? But her tree and minimal leaves are so sweet!)
Tissue Paper Pumpkins
These tissue paper pumpkins are a good choice if you have kiddos that love to glue and stick. My girls love to glue and stick anything and this was a fun project for them.
Simply take a fall-colored piece of construction paper and draw an outline of a pumpkin. It doesn’t have to be precise or perfect. Just a quick outline.
Next, tear fall-colored tissue paper into about 1”-2” pieces. Using white glue and and paintbrush or Q-tip, paint a dot of glue inside the outline of the pumpkin and then put a piece of tissue paper on top. They can leave the tissue paper flat or roll it a little to make it look crinkly.
Continue placing the tissue paper until the entire inside of the outlined pumpkin is filled.
Lastly, cut a small green stem to paste at the top.
I had some art tissue paper left over from a VBS craft and the different colors just made this project beautiful! I love having random art supplies around the house for my little ones to use.
What fall crafts are your kiddos doing this week? If you have a link to share, feel free to leave it in the comments so I can take a look! And please find me on Pinterest so I can see all of your fabulous fall items you’ve pinned. I need some new ideas for next week.
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