I am SO excited that Fall is here, this is my favorite time of the year! The kids really enjoy craft projects, so here are a few I found for us to try out. I’ve been scouring the internet for cute, educational, and fun, yet easy and affordable Autumn and Halloween projects that we can work on.
- First up, I found this Bat project at Pink Lemonade. Aaron is fascinated with bats, so he will love this one, and it’s perfect for Halloween.
* Go batty – Create adorable beverage can bats to hang on your porch or anywhere in your home. Just rinse a few empty beverage cans with soap and water and allow to fully dry. Remove the ring that’s attached to each can and bend the can slightly at the middle. Then, in a well-ventilated area like a garage with an open door, lay out old newspaper or an old sheet and spray several light coats of Rust-Oleum Universal Gloss Black spray paint onto each can and allow them to dry for 24 hours.
Once the can has dried, glue bat wings to the sides of the can, teeth to the drinking area on the can, eyes to the top of the can just above the drinking hole and bat ears to the outer ring of the can (right above the eyes). The wings, teeth, eyes and ears can be found at your local craft store or you can make them yourself from foam or construction paper. Glue a piece of fishing line to the can, allow the glue to dry and then unwind a paper clip and tie the other end of the fishing line to the paper clip to hang. Leave this “welcome bat” plain, or use orange puffy paint to write a fun Halloween message.
- Second, Making Friends has a link to some FREE Halloween Printables. I love the pumpkin cut-outs which we will be doing a ton of over the next few weeks. These are ideal for our Occupational Therapy time that we do at home. It’s a great workout for his hand muscles, especially cutting out the different faces, and even better, NO MISTAKES! It’s perfect no matter how you cut it! I also printed some mazes and word searches, puzzles, and word builders that are very challenging to him. He loves them, and doesn’t realize they are educational;)
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So silly and so easy! Make goofy pumpkins instead of scary jack-o-lanterns.
- Third, a friend from High School, who blogs at House of Stephens, made these phenomenal Pumpkin Door Decorations. She includes a step by step guide on her blog, with instructions on what to do, and what NOT to do, so they turn out as cute as hers!
- Fourth, I found myself BACK at Making Friends, this time for Affordable Crafts. I think I may have to subscribe and bookmark her page, there are so many great ideas here! We decided to make some magnets, Pumpkin Yarn Bugs, marshmellow halloween guys, and Back Pack Ghosts for the brothers.
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***Disclosure: I have provided links back to the pages where I found the craft projects we’ll be working on this week, NONE of these are sponsored or requested links, just some projects I found while searching around and thought were interesting.***