Suggested Family Activities • Fall Arts & Crafts 🍂

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Suggested Family Activity 🍂 Fall Arts & Crafts

If you are looking for some fall-themed arts 🎨 and crafts projects to do with your family, try out some of these ideas:  Gather leaves 🍂 and other natural elements such as pinecones, acorns, sticks, and rocks to make an interesting fall display for your dining room table.  Don’t forget candles 🕯 to make it super special!  You can also use leaves and small things from nature to make a leaf collage.  Glue everything down to a sheet of paper and embellish it with crayons 🖍, markers 🖊, colored pencils, glitter 🎇, or any other craft supplies you have on hand.  Fall themed colors such as brown, red, and orange are nice but so is letting your children use whatever colors they like.  They can also the power of their imaginations to turn each leaf 🍂 shape into something else entirely.  After gluing a leaf to a piece of paper, maybe they will turn it into a house 🏡 or an animal 🐣.

Look around your kitchen 🍽 and see what interesting things your kids can use to make a fall 🌲 tree.  After drawing a tree trunk on a piece of paper, they could glue small round 🟡 breakfast cereal pieces (such as Cheerios) to represent falling leaves 🍁.  One fun variation is to trace their arm 🙋‍♂️ and hand 🖐 with their fingers spread out onto black or brown paper to be the trunk and limbs of the tree.  If you only have white paper available, no worries!  Just trace it and have your kids color the tree 🌲 trunk.  Another fun way to make falling 🍂 leaves for your tree is to tear up small pieces of tissue paper, crepe paper, or even regular paper in fall colors such as yellow, red, and orange.  Crumple and scrunch each piece to make it look like a falling leaf 🍁.  The picture 🖼 below is a version of this craft created by the mom behind the Resourceful Mama website.  Check out her step-by-step instructions, as well as extra ways to expand the activity, here.

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