Fall is here, and it is finally starting to FEEL like fall! This is one of my favorite seasons… the smells, the decor, the pumpkin spice, and the fall themed crafts, oh my! My kids and I love to get crafty, and I have a round up of 6 fall crafts your kids are sure to love! You can watch my Good Morning Washington segment on these crafts here!
1. Monster Slime- Make a fun, squishy, and bright monster creation using only three ingredients: glue, baking soda, and contact solution! My kids loved making these! These are so easy to make.
- 1/2 TBSP baking soda
- 1 1/2 TBSP contact lens solution- I use Opti Free Express Every Day Comfort
- 6 fl oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue
- Get a bowl to mix your slime in.
- Pour the entire bottle of a 6 oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue into the bowl. Any color you want!
- Add 1/2 TBSP baking soda to the glue and stir.
- Add 1 TBSP contact solution to the glue mixture. Mix with a spoon until slime begins to form and gets firm.
- Once slime becomes to difficult to stir with a spoon, take slime out of the bowl and use your hands to finish combining the ingredients.
- If slime is too sticky, add 1/4 TBSP contact solution to the mixture. The slime will become significantly less sticky.
*Recipe from Kinder Craze
If you would like to store in a clear jar, you can then decorate the jar with buttons, feathers, and stickers to make a monster face. So easy, and so fun!
2. Apple / Pumpkin Face Stamps- Create a pumpkin face with orange paint, an apple, and a black sharpie. Simply cut the apple in half, paint the apple orange, and stamp away. Once dry, you can create a fun face on each pumpkin.
3. Button Art- DIY Ghost with buttons. This is so fun and easy to do. Make one or many! All you need is an empty photo frame, card stock, buttons and glue. Take the glass out of the photo frame and stick card stock in place of picture. I created my ghost shape with a piece of felt first. Then I glued the buttons all around it. A pumpkin would be fun to make, too!
4. Ghost Footprint Art- This makes for a fun craft time, as well as a Halloween keepsake. Make a spooky scene with ghost footprints. Paint your child’s foot and stamp the paper. When dry, have kids help decorate the spooky scene. You can use stickers, felt, more paint, or whatever you’d like to make a spooky scene!
5. Apple Bird Feeders- Make a bird feeder using an apple, bird seed, peanut butter, and string. It only takes a few minutes, and is an easy and hands on activity that kids of all ages will enjoy. Cut the middle of your apple and hollow out a medium size hole. You can use a shaped cookie cutter if you’d like. Spread with peanut butter or honey (about 2-3 TBS). Fill with bird seed and hang with a string. Enjoy watching the birdies flock to your feeder!
6. Pumpkin Candy Jars- Create a candy jar perfect for holding all of that candy corn. Paint a clear mason jar orange. It may take a few coats. Once dry, you can paint the face on. You can also add some green pipe cleaner for the stem. Fill with your favorite Halloween candy and enjoy.
I hope you enjoy the fall season with your kids. Happy crafting!