Fall is here and what better time to spend some quality time with your kids than working on some creative fall craft projects. Kids of all ages, and adults, will enjoy ushering in the autumn season with these engaging activities.
Mason Jar Leaf Candle Holder
Perfect as a table decoration, this fall craft is so much fun you will want to make a few in different sizes.
- Smooth craft mason jar
- Mod Podge
- Artificial fall leaves
- Tea light candle
- Pull the artificial leaves from the stem and branch.
- Use a soft and dry cloth to clean the mason jar.
- Cover the jar with Mod Podge.
- Press the leaves onto the jar.
- Cover the leaves with Mod Podge and than cover the entire jar from top to bottom with Mod Podge.
- Allow the jar to dry and apply a second coat of Mod Podge.
- Add a tea light candle.
If you have plenty of leaves in your yard, try this craft. Rubbing is an art technique that dates back thousands of years. You and your kids can create beautiful rubbed leaf prints that you can date and save as keepsakes to get out each fall.
- Construction paper
- Crayons with paper taken off
- White paper
- Tape a leaf or two to the table.
- Place the white paper over the leaf(s). Use a couple of pieces of tape to keep the paper in place.
- Rub over the leaf(s) with the crayon (remind kids to keep steady pressure on the crayon).
- Cut the leaf picture out and place it on a piece of colored construction paper.
Using shaving cream to create elegant marbled leaves is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. After all, who can resist the fun of playing in shaving cream?
- Shallow disposable tray
- Shaving cream
- Yellow and red acrylic paint
- Gold glitter
- Heavy white paper
- Leaf shape templates
- Fill the shallow disposable tray with shaving cream
- Squeeze the yellow and red paint on top of the shaving cream and mix it with the paintbrush
- Sprinkle some glitter on top
- Place your paper down on the mixture and remove
- Scrape off excess paint using an old ruler
- Allow the paper to dry
- Place leaf templates on paper and trace
- Cut out marbled leaves
Cotton Ball Apple Tree
This craft is especially suited for the toddler in your home, although you will have a great time helping out, too!
- Cardboard paper towel roll tube cut in half
- Green construction paper cut into the shape of a tree top
- Brown paint
- Red paint
- Cotton balls
- Disposable pans (2)
- Pour some brown paint into a disposable pan.
- Roll the paper tube in the brown paint until it is covered – set it aside to dry.
- Place some cotton balls in another tray and cover them with red paint – be sure they get completely covered – set the cotton balls aside to dry.
- Once everything is dry, glue the cotton balls to the tree top and allow this to dry.
- Make two small slits in the cardboard tube for the tree top and place it in these slits.
Acorn Picture Frame
Get outside with your kids to pick up acorns for this craft. You will have as much fun finding the perfect acorn tops as you will making this nifty picture frame.
- Simple wood frame
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Acorn caps
- Spray polyurethane
- Collect acorn caps and brush off dirt.
- Spread on baking sheet and dry them on low temperature for ten minus.
- Remove glass from our frame.
- Dab some glue in the center of a cap.
- Start at a corner and work your way across in rows – try to use about the same size caps all over.
- Once you have the frame covered spray with a coat of polyurethane and let dry.