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.
- My son and I painted the tree trunk and branches with the brown water color.
- And then the fingerprint leaves.
Fun and messy!