Pumpkin spice latte’s, Ugg boots, hoodies, pumpkin beer, football, fall festivals, apple crisp – who is ready for Fall? I know I am.
I’m more of a spring/summer kind of gal, but I noticed since I’ve had kids, when September hits, I’m ready for the cooler weather, crock pot recipes, and for Fall to begin. Maybe because of what the season has to offer when you have a toddler. Pumpkin picking, hay rides, and there’s a ton of fall crafts aimed just for toddlers. These are a few that are perfect for a rainy day, or to keep the kiddos away from the living room when Daddy is trying to enjoy the game.
This weekend the girls and I did a new craft, and I’d love to share it with you. Madilynn and Juliana are three, and love to paint, so they were really excited about getting started!
All you need is:
- Red, Orange, Yellow, and Brown paint (I only buy washable) *after we began, the girls asked if we could also use green
- Paper plate
- Paint brush
- Thick white or paint paper
- Smock or old shirt you don’t mind getting dirty
- 3 wine corks – one for each color (all moms should have a few of these lying around, and if you don’t – I’m sure it won’t be a task to get some 🙂
Paint the tree trunk and branches with the brown paint. (I helped my girls with this portion)
Have your toddler dip the wine cork into a paint color of their choice, and then stamp it onto the branches as leaves
Keep filling up the branches until satisfied
The girls wanted to make green grass below with leaves on it, so we painted the green grass at the end
That’s it! It’s a very simple craft, and you probably have most or all the items needed.
Display the art piece on your favorite display location, or give to nanny and pappy. The girls have already asked when we can paint another tree.
The Fall Trees were the first time the girls stamped, but this next craft definitely looks like something else we’ll be doing this season.
Happy Hooligans shares this really fun and unique Fall craft for your kiddos, using Apples!
This would be great if you pick or buy fresh apples at a fall or apple festival you attend with your kids. When you return home, and the kids wake up well rested from a nap, stamp away with your apples!
Nicole found another craft that her and her little one are going to do next week!
Kids Activities Blog found a great way to incorporate learning into Fall Crafts! Such a great idea!
I haven’t seen any pumpkins out for purchase just yet, but I did this last craft with the girls last year when they were 2. It’s another painting craft, because they absolutely love to paint.
We bought a few small pumpkins, and I let the girls go to town painting them. We also got a couple of tiny pumpkins that we gave to the grandparents so they could display at their home also, and they really appreciated them. I just put the girls in some old clothes, we sat on our deck, and my little artists went to work! I think this was when their love for painting began, because from this moment forward they never stopped asking “Momma, can we paint today?”
What are some of your favorite crafts and traditions to do with your toddler?
See you next week friends!
NICOLE & JAMIE