I miss crafting with my kids. We cook together, however, we just don’t craft together like we did when they were preschoolers and under. So…I decided we’re going to do crafts on Sunday afternoons. The teenager is welcome to join us though these crafts will be geared towards 5 to 10 year olds. With fall starting today, plus it’s my middle son’s birthday, autumn crafts are on my list.
First on my list is black glue drawing. We’ll start with an autumn theme like Mess for Less, and then try our hand at Spooky Scenes like MadtownMacs. All we’ll need is a bottle of black craft paint (got that), a bottle of school glue (got that), relatively stiff paper (got cardstock), and our imaginations.
Next on my list are felt pumpkins. I’m afraid these cute little pumpkins will take a little more time to prepare than I considered. And more materials.
Fall Crafts for Kids
To inspire you with your crafting with kids, I rounded up a few of the autumn craft projects we’ve done in the past.
One year when the kids were much younger, I made a pumpkin garland to celebrate one of our fall birthdays. My hand-drawn pumpkin cut outs inspired the kids to make their own pumpkins. We holepunched the stems, and hung the pumpkins on a piece of yarn in the living room.
Another year, I made a stuffed pumpkin from felt. This would be a good project for an older child since they need to be able to sew. I cut out a pumpkin shape and sewed the ribbing on the pumpkin with my sewing machine. The kids glued on the face parts. I pinned the front and back together, and sewed around 75% of the edge. We stuffed the pumpkin with regular craft stuffing, and then I hand sewed the edges together.
I found these wooden pumpkins on stands at Michael’s Craft Store one year. Initially, the kids painted the pumpkins and stems, and then I added some colors for shading.
Are you working on a fall craft project with your kids?
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