Fall Craft Ideas: 5 Fun Ideas for Fall!

Here is a round up of some of my favorite Fall Craft Ideas. Fall is one of my favorite times of year! Check out all of the clever ideas below and have fun doing them with your kids!

Fall Craft Ideas

1. Owl Hand Print Art

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Here is a fun project to do with your kids and takes less than 1 hour!

Tea stain some cardstock cut to whatever size you need. Just wet a tea bag and rub it all over the paper then let it dry. Or blow dry it if you’re impatient.

Paint your kiddo’s hand with acrylic paints.

Print the hand

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Paint in your details.

Then Frame and Hang :)

Thanks Rips in My Jeans!

2. Simple Fall Centerpiece

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Bath Paint for Kids!

Here is a fun idea for the kids! make your own Bath Paint. Its simple, super cheap, and very entertaining…easy to clean up  too!

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Bath paint

1/4 cup shampoo/ or hand soap/ or body wash (use whatever soapy thing you have lying around, great use for shampoo you didn’t like, or the end of the body wash)
1/4 cup corn starch
1-2 TBS water
3-4 drops food coloring

How to Make Your Bathtub Paint

Combine cornstarch, shampoo, and food coloring. Add water 1/2 a tablespoon at a time until the mixture is thick enough to stick to the paint brush without much dripping, but thin enough to paint a line. If it gets too runny, add more cornstarch, too thick, add more water.

Store in an airtight container in a cool place. This recipe makes one baby-food size jar of paint.

Let kids paint the walls, the bath and themselves for hours!

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Make Your Own Colored Sand

Summer time activity- Make Your Own Colored Sand My kids love colored sand but at the store, it cost so much for so little! here is how you and your kids can make it at home:

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Dry Time: Overnight

INGREDIENTS

White sand or salt
Jars with lids
McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye or McCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors and Egg Dye
Clear jars or containers

DIRECTIONS
1. Pour sand or salt into jars with lids.
2. Add a few drops of food color to each jar and replace lid.
3. Shake like crazy!
4. Open the jar and let sand or salt dry overnight.
5. Pour layers of different colored sand or salt into a decorative jar or vase.

Make Your Own Bathtub Paint

Make Your Own Bathtub Paint – Here is something fun your kids may enjoy in the bath tub! I love this idea to Make Your Own Bathtub Paint!

The Palette: A muffin tin with shaving cream squirted into each cup and mixed with a different color or colors food coloring.

The Brush: An old basting brush from my kitchen.


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How to Make Play Dough | Easy and Fun!

How to Make Play Dough

How to Make Play Dough – Wanting a fun and easy recipe on how to make Play Dough? I often use this recipe to make play dough with my kids. I really love the texture, the color, and the smell when I finish and it lasts a very long time! You can make a lot of it at one time. I usually put the play dough into separate plastic containers for storage.

How to Make Play Dough

Basic ingredient ratios for 

2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)

food coloring (liquid, powder, or unsweetened drink mix)
scented oils

What to do for
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Mix all of the ingredients together, and stir over low heat. The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes.

When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center, as shown below, remove the pan from heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle.

IMPORTANT NOTE: if your playdough is still sticky, you simply need to cook it longer!
Keep stirring and cooking until the dough is dry and feels like playdough.

Turn the dough out onto a clean counter or silicone mat, and knead vigorously until it becomes silky-smooth. Divide the dough into balls for coloring.

Make a divot in the center of the ball, and drop some food coloring1 in. Fold the dough over, working the food color through the body of the playdough, trying to keep the raw dye away from your hands and the counter. You could use gloves or plastic wrap at this stage to keep your hands clean- only the concentrated dye will color your skin, so as soon as it’s worked in bare hands are fine.

Work the dye through, adding more as necessary to achieve your chosen color.

If you use unsweetened drink mix for color, test on a small ball first- it won’t go as far as the “real” food coloring.

Play with your playdough- I really don’t need to help you there. It’s entirely edible, if a bit salty, so it’s kid-safe.

When you’re done, store your playdough in an air-tight container.
- If it begins to dry out, you can knead a bit of water in again to soften the dough back to useability. Once it’s dried past a certain point, however, you’ll just have to start over; thankfully it’s not terribly difficult.
- If it gets soggy, you can re-heat it to drive off the extra water the dough absorbed overnight.  This is usually the result of high humidity, but is fixable!

You can also bake it in the oven to make hard dough figures and ornaments, then paint or otherwise decorate the surface.

Make your own bath toys- Fun in the Tub Bath Toys

Make your own bath toys- Fun in the Tub Bath Toys

Is bath time getting boring for your kiddos? I came  across this idea and LOVE IT! When you make your own bath toys the fun is limitless! You can buy the pre-made foam cut outs at Walmart or the craft store or you can make your own fun designs! The best idea is to let your kids cut (if they are old enough) things they would like to have to play with in the tub!

Another great idea for older kids when making bath toys is adding words or letters to the foam. They can make sentences, study spelling words…the fun is endless!

Thanks to filthwizardry for this idea!

How to Make Paint with Kids (EASY)

 Recipe:

  •  1 cup water
  •  1 cup plain flour (all purpose)
  •  1 cup washing up liquid (dish soap)
  •  A big squeeze of food colouring per colour required

 Method:

  • Start by mixing the flour and water in a big bowl until it’s completely smooth and no lumps are left
  • Stir in the washing up liquid
  • Pour the liquid into as many different containers as the number of colours you want. We used 4 jam jars
  • Add a big squirt of food colouring to each individual jar and mix it up!
  • It will be all frothy and bubbly to begin with, but settles down soon.

Buggy Birdfeeders Craft for Kids! SO CUTE!

Instructions

Step 1: Remove the handles from the paint cans using pliers.

Step 2: Drill two small holes in the sides of each can — one near the top and one near the bottom. You will eventually insert the wires needed to hang the feeders into these holes (see Step 10).

Step 3: Spray-paint the cans, lids, and dowel black. Set aside to dry.

Step 4: Cut four pieces of wire and twist them to form circles — these will serve as the “wings.” Then cut four pieces of screen to the same size as the wire circles.

Step 5: Lightly glue the screens to the wire circles. Set aside to dry.

Step 6: Apply painter’s tape to the bumblebee can where you would like black stripes. Likewise, apply circles of tape to the ladybug can where you’d like black spots. Then apply yellow spray paint to the bee can and red spray paint to the ladybug can. When the paint has dried, remove the painter’s tape.

Step 7: Cut large holes in the center of the plastic lids.

Step 8: Glue steel washers just above the large holes in the plastic lids. These will serve as the eyes. Let dry.

Step 9: Cut the dowel in half. Use an awl to help create holes in which the dowel halves will be placed. Poke these halves into the lids below the large holes created in Step 7.

Step 10: Insert the ends of the wings into the holes created when you removed the paint can handles in Step 1. Then cut additional pieces of wire and insert them into the holes you drilled in Step 2. (These will be used to hang the feeders.) Finally, put the lids on top of the cans and hang.

 

Thanks Lowes!

 

Earth Day Crafts & Activities For Kids

Earth day is right around the corner, April 22! If your looking for some activities as well as crafts for your kids to be sure to head over and check out No Time For Flash Cards! Here are the ideas she has on her site to check out! Have fun!

Earth E
Nature Detectives
Newspaper Earth
Puffy Paint Earth
Make Recycled Paper At Home
Garden Sensory Tub
Coffee Filter Earth Garland
Recycled UFO
Recycling or Trash Sorting Game
Coffee Grounds Sensory Tub
Paper Beads ( from recycled flyers)
Recycled Crayon Candle
Earth Day Muffins
Recycled Crayons Using Solar Energy
Scrap Paper Confetti Earth
Trash Rainbow
Earth Day Tambourine
Table Top Recycling Center
Playdough Earths
Recycled Bird Feeder

Ideas for Dying Easter Eggs!

I LOVE dying Easter Eggs!!! I am always looking for something new to do…here are a few things I have found this year..

Rubber Cement Dyed Eggs

Supplies:

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Drizzle your eggs with rubber cement. We tried a couple of different methods.

Holding it:

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Doing half and then waiting for it to dry and doing the other half:

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Get it good and drizzled.

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Let the rubber cement dry. We used a hair dryer to speed things up.

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Once the rubber cement is dry, dye them as usual.

Let them dry.

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Once they’re dry, rub off the rubber cement.

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Finished product?

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Easter Ideas: Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs!

My son made this in his Sunday School Class this years and LOVES it!

You will need :

egg carton and a dozen colored plastic eggs.

You can print out from your computer the words “Resurrection Eggs” and glue it on cardstock for the top of your egg carton.

You will need to number your eggs 1-12.  You can do it by hand or use stickers.

Here are the items needed for each egg and the Bible verses to go with them:

(1)a small plastic branch or leaf

Mark 11:8-10 “Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

(2) a dime

Matthew 26:14-15 “Then one of the Twelve–the one called Judas Iscariot–went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.”

(3) small bite size saltines sealed with shalaque or something similar

Matthew 26:17-19 “On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.”

(4) a small piece of wash cloth

John 13:4-5 “so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”

(5) a small plastic communion cup or let children form small cups from clay

Matthew 26:39 “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this b>cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

(6) a small strip of leather like they use to make bracelets

Matthew 27: 2, 26 “They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.” (26) “Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.”

(7) a small thorn or piece of a small rose bush stem

Matthew 27:29 “and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.”

(8) hot glue two small twigs together to make a cross that will fit into the egg

John 17:18-19 “Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). Here they crucified him, and with him two others–one on each side and Jesus in the middle.

(9) a die (can be purchased in boxes of six by decks of cards at most stores)

Matthew 27:35 “When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.”

(10) a small piece of linen cloth or gauze

Matthew 27:59 “Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.”

(11) a stone (you can purchase pretty ones in bags in the craft section of stores)

Matthew 27:66 “So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.”

(12) leave this egg empty

Matthew 28:5-6 “The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”

Fun, cheap, and a great way to share the true meaning of Easter!!

 

Thanks  Creative Bible Study and Steals and Deals for Kids!

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