As the weather changes and the days get colder, I always like to find some indoor crafts to do with the girls on days that we simply cannot take the chill. I found some really cute ideas for fall decorations that kids of all ages can enjoy. If you don’t mind getting a little messy and playing around with some paint, handprint acorns are an easy way to show your child’s creativity. (Plus, everyone loves to finger paint). Leaf printing also involves paint, and is a classic fall craft. Take a walk outside and gather your favorite leaves – all shapes and sizes. Apply paint to a tray, however many colors you like, and simply dip the leaves into the paint. (Not too much or you will lose the details). Then press the leaf down on a piece of paper, or wherever you choose to print it, and voila! It is pure art that anyone can do!
Folded paper leaves are also fun to make, but these accordion-like creations are a more sophisticated craft that involves cutting and folding, so your teens would like this activity. The finished product looks elegant strewn on a rope together, as seen above. Paper pumpkins can be made by cutting pieces of paper and stapling ends together in the shape of a circle. You can hang the paper pumpkins in any room to create a festive environment. Check here for specific instructions. The girls enjoy when we do hands-on activities together, and I can’t wait to hang up some of our new masterpieces.