The Chirping Moms: Fun Fall Projects for Kids

October 11, 2012

Fun Fall Projects for Kids

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We are really enjoying the fall. Our yard is covered in leaves & the girls just run through them, kick them around & make piles to jump in. Maggie also loves to collect leaves. She always wants to bring some inside, so I tried to find some fun things to do with them:
Fall Craft Ideas for Kids : The Chirping Moms
Make Leaf Puppets:
Fall Craft Ideas for Kids : The Chirping Moms

Popsicle sticks
eyes & a nose
I saw this idea on The Mother Huddle & the kids think they are hysterical & fun to play with.

Preserve Leaves with Wax
I used to do this with my mom. It's a fun way for the kids to save leaves before they crumble up all over your floor. The ones we made today didn't come out so great, but I have seen people make them the size & shape of a placemat & use them for fall decor. They are great place mats because they wipe clean easily. 
Fall Craft Ideas for Kids : The Chirping Moms
How to:
Place newspaper (or something like it) on the ironing board
Place one piece of wax paper on the newspaper - wax side up
Arrange leaves
Place another piece of wax paper on top - wax side down
Place newspaper on top & iron for about 30 secs on medium heat

Finger Print Tree
Fall Craft Ideas for Kids : The Chirping Moms
This project doesn't involve leaves but is a fun one to do once the kids have seen all the leaves chaning colors & falling. 
Draw a tree trunk & branches

Using stamp ink or paint, let the kids use their fingers to make leaves.



  1. These are some cool t-shirts your kids have. I definitely would not mind getting one for my boy. :)

  2. How adorable are those leaf puppets!!! Think I might try those with Bryson.

  3. Love your leaf puppets! So, so cute!

  4. Love that wax paper leaf idea. So simple and easy. My Carson is a "gatherer" -- he loves to find things outside and bring them home. This will be a great project for us today! Thanks for your constant creativity and generosity.

  5. I am in love with the leaf puppets! I'm definitely going to try to make some with my kiddos!

    Found you via Monday Mom Musings, and I'm your newest follower.

  6. Loved the leaf puppets! I read somewhere recently that anything put on a popsicle stick is a rave with kids, and you've done just that. Thanks for linking with me, ladies.

  7. Your leaf puppets are so cute!! What a creative, FUN idea!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I so look forward to seeing everyone's creativity. I hope you link up again tomorrow =-)

  8. I will be featuring this on Saturday at The Sunday Showcase. Thank you for linking up. :)

  9. You are a featured favorite on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes this week! Thanks again for sharing, we can't wait to see what you've got for all of us this week! :)
    Mackenzie :)

  10. puppets are SUPER cute!! and love the wax paper idea! thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase this week.

  11. We love the leaves this time of the year, too. Our favorite it making a pile and jumping through them. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. I hope we see you again this week.

  12. This project is great. I remember waxing leaves as a kid and decorating with them. Thanks for linking up and sharing on Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun. (This post brought back many nostalgic memories)


  13. Love the leaf puppets! Featured it on my Blog today @ Come on over and link up :)


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