Hoo’s Picks for Fall Crafts

Fall Handprint Tree

Supplies:

  • Cardstock – brown, yellow, red and orange
    Paper Towel Roll
  • Glue Stick
  • Tape
  • Paper Plate
  • Green Paint
  • Pinecones and sticks for decoration

Directions:

  1. First paint your paper plate green and set aside to dry.
  2. Cut slits in the bottom of the paper towel roll and tape to your paper plate.
  3. Then trace your hand and arm on the brown cardstock so that the “trunk” of the tree is long enough to cover the paper towel roll.
  4. Glue your handprint “trunk” to your paper towel roll.
  5. Now trace regular handprints with your orange, yellow and red cardstock. You’ll need 5 handprints (1 for each finger) so you can choose which colors gets traced twice. We did orange, red, yellow, orange, and red.
  6. Now you can glue your handprints to your tree! Add one to each finger.
  7. To cover the tape at the bottom, add some pinecones and sticks for decoration. Glue these down if you want them to be permanent. You may need to use hot glue if you want them to stay permanently. Have adults do this part or use cold hot glue that is rated safe for kids.

Courtesy of https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/


Paper Haunted House

Supplies:

  • Black construction paper 10″ x 12″ inch
  • White chalk marker
  • Coloring pens (we love these watercolors one)
  • Tape or glue
  • Scissors
  • Free Printable Coloring Template

Directions:

  1. Fold your 10″ x 12″ black paper accordion style evenly (4 folds).
  2. Draw a line 3 inches from the top and bottom.
  3. Draw a roof with white chalk marker in the center of the lines.
  4. Fold your paper in half and fold each ends of the roof in (watch the video for this part).
  5. Print out the free coloring sheet and color your house features. Use tape or glue to adhere them to the house.

Optional: You can also draw your own spooky characters!

Courtesy of Hellowonderful.co


Maple Tree Leaf Globe

 

Supplies:

  • Canning jar with lid
  • Hot glue, glue gun
  • Twigs or sticks
  • Twine
  • Silk leaves
  • Red, yellow, and orange metallic confetti

Directions:

  1. Begin by filling the jar with water. Basic tap water works fine. Since the confetti will be weighted, there is no need to add any oils of any kind. The water is enough.
  2. Flip the lid over and add a generous dab of glue to the center of it. Hot glue is best for this. Press a twig or stick to the glue, allowing the little branches to branch out and up. It should resemble a little tree.
  3. Line the rim of the jar with glue. Quickly turn the lid over and insert the branch into the jar. Work slowly so you don’t bend and snap it. Screw the lid in place. Allow for several minutes to let the glue dry.
  4. While the glue dries, you can decorate the lid with a little twine and silk leaves. Simply snip, tie, and glue them in place to your liking.
  5. Now, just flip the jar over and give it a good shake. The red, yellow, and orange metallic confetti will twirl around the jar like a blustery fall day.

Courtesy of https://premeditatedleftovers.com/


Illuminated Lantern 

Supplies:

  • Jars without indentation
  • Purple Spray Paint
  • Stencils etc., for adding designs

Directions:

  1. Spray paint the outsides of the jars.
  2. There are FOUR ways of putting the design onto the jars. You can draw, paint, cut – or simply use vinyl! Depends on what you feel most comfortable with.
  3. Get detailed instructions & cut-outs here.

Courtesy of Adventure-in-a-box.com 


DIY Leaf Bowl

Supplies:

  • Artificial Autumn Maple Leaves
  • Plastic Bowl
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Krylon Triple Thick Glaze
  • Plastic Wrap

Directions:

  1. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  2. Paint Mod Podge onto a leaf, and press the leaf onto the bowl.  Repeat with various leaves, overlapping the leaves as you go.  As you layer and press the leaves onto each other, excess Mod Podge will squeeze out.  Just brush that over the outside of the leaves.  Continue until the base is covered and half the sides are covered with leaves.
  3. Because the leaves are not flat, they kept popping up and sliding around a bit.  To hold them in place while the Mod Podge set, I covered the wet leaves with more plastic wrap.  I pressed on the plastic wrap to smooth out the leaves and help them stick together.  I placed the covered leaves in the sun for about 4 hours, then I carefully removed the outer layer of plastic wrap and let the leaves dry completely.
  4. hen the leaves were completely dry, I sprayed them with an application of Krylon Triple Thick Glaze.  Mod Podge tends to be slightly tacky when it dries, so the glaze helps cover up the stickiness.  Also, the leaves are still very pliable, and I thought the glaze would make them a little firmer and help the leaves adhere better.
  5. When the glaze is dry, carefully take the leaves and plastic wrap off the bowl.  Carefully peel back the plastic wrap from the inside of the leaf bowl.

Courtesy of http://blog.consumercrafts.com


 

Spider Web Art Project

Supplies:

  • Watercolor paper
  • White or light colored oil pastels or crayons
  • Watercolor paint in dark colors; blue, black, purple
  • Salt

Directions:

  1. First, draw a spider web on your paper with a white or light-colored oil pastel.
  2. Paint over and around the spider web with your watercolor paints.
  3. Sprinkle salt on the watercolor paint while it’s still wet. This is an optional step but is especially fun for kids and creates a lovely mottled effect as the salt absorbs the liquid around it.
  4. Let dry, rub off the salt, and display.

Courtesy of https://letslassothemoon.com