3 Fun Fall Crafts!
September 19, 2011
This Friday marks the beginning of fall with the autumnal equinox. So it's time to get started on those Fall Crafts!
Everyone season brings its own special flare for homemade items and fall crafts are no exception. The fun items you have to work with, fallen leaves, pine cones, pumpkins, etc, are some of the best ones all year round.
For this article, we're going to take a look at some simple fall crafts for the beginners out there. Check back soon for our fall crafts articles for the adventurous among you.
3 Fun Fall Crafts Ideas
1. Hand Traced Turkey
You can't go wrong with a classic. Just because this is something your child may do and bring home for you to stick up on the fridge doesn't mean it can't be a fun craft and excellent decoration. It's as simple as ever: grab some fun fall colored construction paper (orange, yellow or brown work nicely) and then just trace your hand and cut it out. Of course, you don't have to stop there. You can trace your hand again on a color other than the one you used for your turkey and cut out your fingers for some feathers for your fowl friend. Be creative!
Tip: Space your fingers out differently for each turkey tracing you make to have a flock of different looking gobblers.
2. Basket o' Leaves
Not every idea needs to be complicated. Sometimes the simplest ones are the best. When you head to to the yard to rake up your leaves, keep an eye out for some of the brighter and less damaged ones. Make yourself a small pile of them to display in your home. Next, just buy a simple wicker basket. This can be any shape or size that you like it to be. Then, just put your bright pile of leaves in the basket. Don't worry about painstakingly arranging them, odds are, as you drop them in, they'll arrange themselves in a wonderful way. Now just pick a room to display your basket!
Tip: Change out the leaves every few weeks or so to let the interior of your home reflect the changing colors outside.
3. Pumpkin/Gourd Painting
You don't have to wait for Halloween to enjoy using pumpkins as decorations. You can always pick up some gourds or full grown pumpkins and give them an extra touch of Fall flavor with just a little paint. Most any paint will do (even watercolors) so don't worry about breaking the bank if you don't have any paint lying around. Now just let your imagination run wild! You can draw faces, alternating color patterns, special names/dates, anything! Best of all, you can still carve the pumpkins later!
Tip: Gourds will keep year to year so feel free hold on to your creations.