Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Free Printable Halloween Agamographs

Ever heard of agamographs? It's optical illusion art that changes depending on how you look at it. I saw this idea first on STEAM powered family. With Halloween coming around, I thought I'd make a coloring sheet agamograph that kids of all ages could try. This would be a perfect after-school activity! No cutting or gluing involved. Just print out the free coloring sheet below, color it in, accordian fold it, and voila! A cool piece of op art!


Free Printable Halloween Agamographs

Free Printable Halloween Agamograph Cat, Dog, Pumpkin, Monster, Zombie Coloring Sheet- Easy Kids STEAM, STEM activity


Monday, September 19, 2022

5 FREE Halloween Coloring Sheets

Anyone else love coloring pages? I usually doodle my own pictures, but sometimes I just want something quick and easy to color. Here are five coloring pages that I made using images from Canva.  Scroll down to download your FREE coloring sheets and enjoy them just in time for Halloween!


5 FREE Halloween Coloring Sheets

Free Halloween Coloring Printable Sheets (Witches, ghosts, brooms, spider webs, bats) for kids, tweens, and adults

 


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

DIY Clay Mushroom Houseplant Stakes Decor

Does anyone LOVE houseplants? Somehow during COVID, I became obsessed with plants. And because I also adore making things from polymer clay, I made these adorable clay mushroom houseplant stakes to decorate my plants. Here's how to make your own clay mushrooms to keep or give to another houseplant-loving friend.


DIY Clay Mushroom Houseplant Stakes 
(For the plant lover in your life.)

how to make easy DIY houseplant mushroom decor craft from clay

 

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Our 15+ Favorite Easy, Artsy, and Cozy Fall Kids' Crafts

Whenever fall rolls around, I find myself staying at home more, drinking hot drinks, and crafting with the kids. If you're looking for some easy, cozy, artsy, cute, and affordable kids' crafts, check out this list of my top 15+ favorite fall crafts. 


15+ Easy, Artsy, and Cozy Fall Kids Crafts

favorite best easy artsy cozy cheap fall kids crafts

Friday, November 19, 2021

Paper Plate Thanksgiving Pumpkins

This week the preschoolers and I made these adorable paper plate pumpkins for Thanksgiving. This was such a fun and easy craft to put together- very little prep and a whole lot of great discussion about the things that we're grateful for this year. If you're looking for an easy and sweet Thanksgiving craft to do with young kids, this is it!

Paper Plate Thanksgiving Pumpkins (A fun Preschool craft!)

super easy and cute paper plate Thanksgiving pumpkins- an easy and fun preschool craft


Thursday, November 11, 2021

How to Make a Simple Scarecrow with Kids

Looking for some fall activities and crafts to make with the kids? How about this super simple scarecrow craft? Use items around the house to make this craft that's fun for kids of all ages!

How to Make the Easiest Scarecrow Ever! 

(With kids!)

How to Make a Super Simple Scarecrow for a fun kids fall craft and activity


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

DIY Cute Perler Bead Decorative Plant Markers

Do you love houseplants? 

How do you feel about Perler (Hama) bead crafts

If you adore both, then this is the post for you! My boys LOVE making things with Hama beads and since I enjoy crafting with them too, I made this sweet ghost Perler bead plant marker for my houseplants. Here's how I made it:


How to Make Perler Bead Decorative Plant Markers for Halloween

How to make cute DIY Perler (Hama) Bead Decorative Plant Markers for a fun Halloween Craft For Kids


Sunday, September 26, 2021

DIY Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Dragon Eye Book

Last week I shared how to transform old books into spellbooks for Halloween. This week, I wanted to share how I made this creepy jeweled dragon eye book! It's the perfect craft for Halloween, fantasy, and dragon lovers.

How to Make a Dragon Eye Book 

How to make Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Dragon Eye Book Craft

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

DIY Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Spell Book Craft

I love Halloween crafts and I especially enjoy making Halloween crafts with kids In today's project, I'll show you how the boys and I transformed old books into spooky spell books using items from around the house. This upcycling process was fun and the results were creepy and perfect for Halloween!


How to Make a DIY Spell Book with Kids

How to Make a DIY Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Spell Book Craft Prop Decor with Kids for Halloween

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

How to Grill Sunflower Heads

Have you seen the trend where people grill sunflower heads? I've seen it all over TikTok and knew that I had to try. After growing a bunch of small sunflowers, we finally grew a mammoth one! Here's how we grilled it.

How To Grill Sunflower Heads



Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Creepy Moving Eye Portrait Craft

We love a good cardboard craft! (In fact, I even wrote a series of cardboard craft books a few years back!) So of course, we had to make a Halloween-themed cardboard craft. :) Have you ever seen those spooky portraits? You know, the ones where the eyes seem to follow you wherever you go? Well, here's an easy way to make some creepy moving eye portraits with the kids. You just need a cereal box and a few other materials to make this cute and easy Halloween craft!


How to Make Creepy Moving Eye Cardboard Portraits with kids!


How to Make DIY Creepy Moving Eye Portraits- A fun recycled cardboard Halloween Kids Craft

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Easy DIY 3D Pop-Up Halloween Cards (Pumpkin, Monsters, and Haunted house!)

Today we're sharing another easy to make Halloween craft! The crafting bug bit me this week and the kids and I have been making tons and tons of pop-up card crafts. These Halloween pop-up cards are the perfect easy craft to do with kids of all ages. Let's get folding and cutting!

How to Make Easy DIY Pop-Up Halloween Cards

How to Fold and Cut Easy DIY 3D Pop-Up Halloween Cards with Kids for crafts


Monday, October 5, 2020

Easy Origami Witch Craft

 It's time for another easy and cute Halloween craft! Today we're folding these adorable origami witches. So grab your origami paper and let's get crafting! This kid-friendly paper craft is just perfect for fall.

How to fold an Easy Origami Witch for Halloween!

How to fold an easy origami witch with kids- best craft for Halloween


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Giant Paper Bag Frankenstein Preschool Craft

Even though it doesn't feel like fall here in California, my preschooler and I are already starting to do our fall crafts. We have a ton of large grocery sized bags and plastic bags lying around, so we made our very own grumpy GIANT paper bag Frankenstein from everyday materials. Isn't he adorable? Keep on reading to see how we did it. 


Let's Make A Giant Paper Bag Frankenstein 

(A Fun Halloween Preschool Craft)

How to make a paper bag Frankenstein Halloween Preschool Craft

Ha! I love his grumpy face. Doesn't that just perfectly describe Halloween 2020?!?


Monday, June 8, 2020

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course Ideas

Hi friends! How are you doing during the Quarantine? Are you looking for ways to get the kids out of the house? My boys miss seeing their friends, so we found a fun way to entertain ourselves (and possibly the other kids in the neighborhood too!) Last week, we pulled out our trusty sidewalk chalk and designed an easy chalk obstacle course. The boys enjoyed thinking up different activities to include, so I'm sharing it here today! This would be a super fun artsy outdoor activity for kids of all ages.

How to Design an Easy Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course with Kids


How to Design an Easy Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course with Kids- Fun Outdoor Quarantine Activity


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

How to Make An Adorable Paperback Book Hedgehog

I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this is probably the cutest animal book craft you'll see today. If you like hedgehogs and you don't mind tearing apart a book or two... this craft is for you! Read on to see how I made this adorable paperback book hedgehog!

Easy Paperback Book Hedgehog Craft


Easy Book Folding Art Craft- How to Make An Adorable Hedgehog out of paper books, a fun DIY book animal craft



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Yarn Pinecone Owl Craft (And 8 Awesome Owl Books!)

Are you fully embracing fall and all types of Fall Crafts? It doesn't get very cold over here in California, but chilly mornings and nights do make it feel more fall-ish. A couple of weeks ago I saw these super cute yarn pinecone owls over on  Squiggle Dot and Squeeze's IG feed and was inspired.

So today I'm sharing our adorable pinecone owls. They're sweet and wooly and the perfect cozy craft for fall!  You also probably have all the materials needed right at home. (And in case you're looking for some fun owl books, I've also included a list of our favorite owl books down below too!)

How to Make Cozy Pinecone Owls with kids


How to Make Fun Felt and Yarn Pinecone Owls for fall AND a great Owl booklist for kids too!

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Origami Fox Finger Puppets (And 9 Fun Fox books!)

Are foxes the unofficial animals for fall? I'm not sure, but I feel like I see foxes and owls EVERYWHERE. I'm jumping on the trend (late, as usual) with today's fox-themed finger puppets. It's an easy and cute origami project that the kids can play with once they're done crafting. (And keep reading to the end to get a list of our favorite fox-themed books too!)

How to Fold Origami Fox Finger Puppets


How to Fold Origami Fox Finger Puppets with Kids AND an awesome fall fox-themed book list

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Fall Forest Paper Chains

So... apparently, I have a paper chain obsession. I know, I know. I just posted these sweet Halloween paper chains earlier...but I had to share this adorable bear and fox version too. They're SOOOO cute and such a perfect fall craft to do with the kiddos.

So if you're looking for an adorable and easy fall craft, THIS IS IT.

Let's make some...

Fall Forrest Paper Chains!

fun fall bear and fox paper chains- such an adorable paper craft to do with the kids to decorate your home or classroom



Easy Halloween Witch and Pumpkin Paper Chains

It's fall and you know what that means.... copious amounts of adorable Halloween crafts!! Halloween is MY FAVORITE holiday of the year! :) I love the costumes! The candy! The pumpkin carving! The magic! It's THE BEST.

To get fully into the Halloween spirit, I'm starting off with these super cute and easy to make witch and pumpkin paper chains! They're perfect to make at home with the kids, or with a larger group of kids too! Each child can decorate their very own pumpkin and witch to create a lovely paper chain.

Kid-friendly Halloween Paper Chains

how to make easy paper witch and pumpkin chains with kids for DIY Halloween decor


Today's craft was inspired by this adorable Halloween paper chain that I saw on Easy Peasy Fun. It had a black cat, monster, and pumpkin all in one paper chain. Super cute and I fell in love. Definitely check Andreja's site out because she has A ZILLION cute + easy crafts for kids!