Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.
These fall crafts are super-cute — & easy enough for little fingers
What is it about the crisp fall air that makes people want to bust out some serious crafts? Does this happen to you? Maybe it's that back-to-school motivation mentality, or maybe it's just cold and we want to stay indoors. Who knows? Whatever the reason, fall is prime crafting season.
But you don't need a craft closet (who has one of those?) or a ton of fancy, expensive supplies in order to help kids get their craft on. The paper crafts below are cheap and easy and will keep your kids busy for hours. Win-win-win.
Cut the paper bag open along the side of the bag, then cut out 4 strips that are 3 inches wide and are as long as the paper bag.
Tightly twist each of the 4 strips.
Gather the 4 strips together in a bundle and twist the bottom half of the strips together to form the tree trunk.
Glue the tree trunk to the construction paper. Bend the loose ends of the strips to form the tree branches and glue them in place.
Cut 1-inch squares out of the red, orange and yellow tissue paper.
Scrunch the tissue paper squares into a ball and glue them on the tree branches to make leaves. Glue a few extra tissue paper squares to the bottom of the construction paper.
Paper bag owl puppet
What you'll need:
orange construction paper
yellow and black pipe cleaners
What you'll do:
Lay the paper bag out flat on the table, with the folded bottom flap facing up.
Cut an oval out of the piece of burlap and glue it to the center of the paper bag.
Gather some fall leaves and glue them to both sides of the paper bag to make wings.
Cut a yellow pipe cleaner in half. Fold each half 3 times to make the owl's feet, and glue the feet to the bottom of the bag.
Cut a small triangle out of the orange construction paper and glue it upside down to the bottom flap of the bag.
Draw 2 circles above the triangle to make the eyes.
Cut 2 pieces of black pipe cleaner that are 3 inches long. Fold them loosely in half so that they form a triangle shape. Glue them along the edge of the bottom flap. Once the glue has dried, the paper bag puppet is ready to use!