I’ve been feeling a need to slow down a bit lately. The beginning of the school year brings lots of excitement and getting used to new schedules and routines. My husband and I have also been running in different directions and we’ve had tons of things going on with our family and friends lately. I’m looking forward to a week where we can stop and catch our breath. Where the weather is clear and crisp, we can drink some hot coffee while it’s still hot, maybe go to a pumpkin patch, and I would really love to sit with my 5 year-old and do a fall craft. I’ve rounded up a couple cute ones for you- some for kids and some for us crafty adults. Scroll to the bottom for a free Fall Word Search for your kiddos too from Education.com!
1. Fall Leaf Painting
How cute is this simple craft for little ones? Finding some nice big Maple leaves are definitely a must for this craft- but I really want to try this with Riley.
2. Mason Jar Luminary
While you’re collecting Maple leaves, get a couple more for these cute mason jar luminaries. Or you can use a vinyl Cricut leaf like Jill of Create Craft Love.
3. Tree Button Art
I actually did this craft when I was in charge of crafts at a summer camp I worked at a few years ago. It’s super cute and easy, and depending on the age of your child and their ability to work with glue, this could be a really great craft for them that takes up a bunch of time!
4. Flannel Coasters
I just love coasters. And with all the warm drinks that fall brings, you can’t have too many of them this time of year. These DIY ones require a bit of sewing, but I bet we could figure out a no-sew way of making them too.
5. Pumpkin Painting
Duh! This one is a given. Carving pumpkins really isn’t that much fun for little ones who can’t use the knife and think the pulp is gross (my daughter). But she LOVES anything with paint. These donut ideas are super cute for a new take on pumpkin painting. The ideas here are endless. But pumpkin painting this fall is a must for sure.
Fun Fall Word Search
Everybody loves a freebie right? Here’s one from Education.com – a cute Word Search for your kiddos (or teachers- for your students!). Fall into learning fun with this spelling practice. Be sure to check out Education.com for more learning resources.