We are closing in on my favorite time of year. Fall will officially be here this weekend! I’m sorry in advance to all of my summer-loving friends for being so excited, but I love to usher in the new season with some fun crafts with my toddler.
Now that my daughter is three years old, she’s able to really enjoy little projects. Right now she’s big into leaves, rocks, pine cones, twigs and basically anything she can find outside. She often brings them INSIDE to play with. I’m not a fan of that, but I can appreciate her love and amazement with the outdoors.
Along that note, I’ve discovered some great autumn crafts that incorporate things that can be found outside for free!
- Once you find a large enough pine cone, roll it some peanut butter, then roll it in bird seed.
- Attach some yarn or string to the top of the pine cone and hang it for the birds. They’ll appreciate the snack in these colder months!
Leaf rubbing – preserve leaf peeping memories
- Collect leaves of various shapes and sizes.
- Place leaf bottom side up on table, place piece of paper on top.
- By using crayons, rub gently over the leaf.+
Autumn Cork Painting – super easy!
When I found this craft at thepickyapple.com, I knew my daughter and I had to try it! This will look beautiful in a frame or on the fridge!
- Cut a tree form out of brown construction paper and glue it to white paper. Alternatively, you can paint a tree on paper and then wait for it to dry.
- Using various corks and fall paint colors, create your tree. It looks so adorable with the leaves falling. Love!
Have some fun with these free, fall craft ideas! Happy Autumn!