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

Supplies: 
Leaves
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.

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15 comments:

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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 =-)
    Beth

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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.

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  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)

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the leaf puppets! Featured it on my Blog today @ http://saraella.com/2013/10/fall-projects-for-kids-make-fall-book.html. Come on over and link up :)

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