Fall Crafts for Kids

November 10, 2011

I was fortunate enough to help my son’s preschool class with an art project a few weeks ago. I discovered this cute owl puppet on Pinterest and decided to this was the right project for his class.

Here are the materials I used:

  • 2 large googly eyes
  • 1 oval shaped piece of wooly fabric
  • 2 leaves
  • 1 paper lunch bag
  • 1 yellow paper cut into a 2x2 inch square
  • 1 orange paper cut into a 5x5 inch square

The children making these puppets were ages 3 and 4 and learning how to use scissors so I found it was best to draw the cutting lines on the paper.

Tip: While the leaf wings are cute, they were sure hard to glue down. I would substitute cut out hand prints next time.

The puppets were a big hit. The craft has just the right level of involvement for 3 and 4 year olds – not too long and not too short.

The next craft is one we made at home. We will be mailing school pictures to family soon and I wanted to have a special card to send them in.

I gathered the following supplies from around the house:

  • Ink Pads in various fall colors
  • Water Color Paper (I cut the 9 x 12 pages in half for cards)
  • Water Colors – yes, we only have the finest of paints. I think this one is Crayola brand.
  1. My son and I painted the tree trunk and branches with the brown water color.
  2. And then the fingerprint leaves.

Fun and messy!