Welcoming fall by decorating for the season is something we do in our house every year. It goes hand-in-hand with the apple picking, baking, cooking and opening of all the windows to let in the crisp air. Adding to our decoration collection with crafts M2 creates makes the yearly decorating even more special. Every time they come out, the memories of her making them and of her when she was younger come flooding back. Previous years she wasn't able to do much.
Now that she's a little bit older, she and I are getting more adventurous. To officially welcome fall this year, she and I made this wooden sign. I love how the layered paint looks like fall leaves scattered on the ground and the apple reminds us of our family apple-picking tradition. This craft is for kids age 2 and older. Younger ones are going to need more help from mom while the older kiddos can do more on their own.
In case you missed the earlier Fall Craft Week posts, check out my cute Pumpkin, Leaf & Acorn Fall Craft and Homeschool Lesson, a roundup of 20 crafts for kids from other bloggers. Then stop by tomorrow for 15 crafts for moms and
come back Friday for an adorable hand print, footprint and thumbprint
Halloween art M2 and I created to share with you.
Wooden plaque, any shape
Wooden apple cutout
2 medium googly eyes
Apple-red acrylic paint
Leaf-green acrylic paint
Dark brown acrylic paint
Yellow acrylic paint
Dark orange acrylic paint
Medium orange acrylic paint
Red glitter hot glue
Clear glitter hot glue
Hot glue gun
Paint the apple, starting with the red then doing the stem and leaf
Paint the plaque with the yellow and two orange paints
Glue on googly eyes with school glue
Mom: (older kids can do this part themselves)
Cut then braid three long pieces of yarn then fold in half. Length can be whatever you want it to be, depending on where the sign will hang. Remember to cut the pieces extra long as you fold it.
Hot glue ends of braided yarn to back of the plaque
Paint "Welcome, Fall" and swoosh on the plaque with brown paint
Paint smile on the apple
Outline apple with red glitter hot glue and outline plaque with clear glitter hot glue
Let everything dry then hang your sign to welcome fall!