Let’s Get Crafty This Fall

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Is it just me or does the change of the color of the leaves and crisp morning air make you want to get in the crafting spirit? Or maybe you just need some crafting ideas to keep your kiddo busy while you make dinner.

Let’s be real with one another. I love the idea of creating crafts, but I also do not want to commit a lot of time to purchasing tons of materials or spending even more time cleaning up afterwards. So, here are a few easy crafts for fall and Halloween.

 LEAF LANTERN

Leaf craftThis fall leaf lantern jar was so much fun and lets us admire the leaves we collected during our walk.

Materials needed:
  • Recycled jar (ex: spaghetti sauce, pickles, salsa, etc)
  • Mod Podge glue
  • Paint brush
  • Leaves picked from the trees
Directions:
  • Use the paint brush to cover the jar with Mod Podge glue.
  • Place leaves all over the jar.
  • Use the paint brush to brush on more Mod Pod glue over each leaf.
  • Set out to dry and admire your creation.

FALL LEAF WREATH

Have cardboard? Then this craft is super easy!

  • Cut out a circle shape.
  • Cut out a round hole in the middle
  • Use the paint brush to cover the the cardboard with Mod Podge glue.
  • Place leaves on cardboard wreath.
  • Set out to dry and then hang.

HAUNTED HOUSES

Fall crafts wouldn’t be complete without Halloween crafts, am I right?! We had fun putting our own spin on these haunted houses we created with popsicle sticks.

Haunted housesMaterials needed:
  • 11 popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint (any color/s)
  • Decorations of choice 
Directions:
  • Line up 8 large popsicle sticks, glue 1 popsicle stick across the 8 at the top to hold in place.
  • Glue 2 popsicle sticks at the top to make the roof.
  • Paint your house and decorate as preferred. (We use glitter scrap paper to glue on the back for the roof, yarn for the door, wooden ball for door knob, wooden stars & construction paper for decor.)

SUPER SIZE HAUNTED HOUSE

Why not make this craft human sized? If your littles enjoy making tents with chairs and sheets like mine do, then spice it up “Halloween style” by painting a large rectangular/square cardboard, give it a triangle shaped roof & cut out a door for your kids to enter and exit their tent—also known as their new life-sized haunted house!

Tell us… Do you have a favorite go-to account for crafting ideas or a craft that you have done and really enjoyed? Let’s hear it!
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Never considering herself a risk taker, Brittany is finding herself taking more risks and stepping out of the "normal" since becoming a parent. Brittany, who was once a kindergarten teacher, has recently turned into stay at home/ homeschooling mama to her three daughters Raley, Kennedy and Addie. Originally from north Louisiana, Brittany grew up in Gulfport since she was a toddler. Brittany, her Canadian husband Steven and their daughters moved back to the South after living in Alberta, Canada for a few years. They both realized that there is no place like the South and knew that they wanted to raise their girls back home. While in Canada Brittany discovered her passion for empowering and helping families reduce the toxins in their homes. This outspoken and clumsy southern girl also enjoys vanilla flavored coffee, a good glass of wine, shopping and all the southern food she can eat. During the weekends, you can find Brittany and her daughters exploring all the local spray parks, discovery centers, museums, zoos and just about any type of child-centered entertainment.

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