Fall lovers rejoice! It is our favorite time of year and we can now scream it from the rooftops.
I’ve already checked off #1 and #6 off my family fall bucket list, decorated the house and started some seasonal crafts. Seeing it written down makes it look like I’m ahead of the game, but honestly, I’ve chosen to do the fun stuff instead of laundry, floor washing and some nights even cooking! 😳 #YOLO
This year, my 3-year-old got the head start on fall crafts because we spend all day together. My two oldest are in school for a good part of the day, and that leaves me, my 3-year-old and 5-month-old.
The crafts I picked this year are easy enough for preschoolers, but younger school-aged children would enjoy them, too. They just won’t need as much assistance.
Toilet Paper Tube Apple Printing
Toilet paper tube
gift wrap tape
Tree branch printable (use my free template for easy printing)
Create an apple shape out of the toilet paper tube. (It’ll be very similar to how I created this heart stamp using a toilet paper tube.)
Once you have your apple shape, secure the shape by wrapping the gift wrap tape on the top and bottom of apple.
Print out the free tree branch printable I made. I like to do this craft with the paper in landscape setup.
Have your child stamp apples on the tree branch. Once done stamping, paint green leaves on the apples for a finishing touch.
Apple Plate Lacing
Paper or plastic plate (preferably white)
Red yarn (about 4 feet of yarn)
Green construction paper for leaves
Using your hole punch, punch about 8 holes around the rim of the plate.
Make leaves by cutting out the shape using the green construction paper. Glue the leaves to the top of the plate.
Next, stick your yarn through one of the top holes, then once it’s pulled mostly through, put it through the next hole so you can tie a knot to secure the yarn.
Once yarn is stable, have your child lace the yarn through any hole they’d like and continue to do so. You can make a pattern or no pattern at all. It’ll should resemble a dream catcher. Yarn can be laced through the holes more than once.
When yarn is near the end, tie it off in the back.
Pumpkin Mason Jar
green and orange paint
green pipe cleaners
acorn for stem
green paper for leaf
optional: stickers for face
Lay a piece of wax paper down to paint on. Paint the Mason jar orange and the lid green. Let it dry for one hour.
Next, cut a small leaf out of the green paper and glue or tape to the lid. Glue your acorn on the lid.
Screw the top on, wrap green pipe cleaners around the lid.
Optional: Place stickers on the jar to create a jack-o-lantern, or leave as is.
**This would be great with a battery-operated tea light inside, too!