Fall is by far my favorite season. The beautiful weather, changing leaves, crockpot recipes, SEC football games, and, of course, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes make it simply perfect. I also LOVE Fall crafts. They just add the perfect touch of warmth to a home. Here are a few I have found that are budget friendly and fun for the kids too!
Make It: Glue google eyes onto small pom-poms and let them dry. Help your kids fold chenille stems into legs and feet and glue them onto the pinecone. Cut out a triangular beak from orange or yellow foam. Glue on the eyes and the beak; let the creature dry completely before beginning a fun game of make-believe with your kids.
- Black acrylic paint
- Ornamental (miniature) pumpkins
- Black and white craft foam
- Wings,ears & eyes template
- Hole punch
- Glue dots
- Black duct tape
- Wooden skewers
- Cover your work surface with a drop cloth or newspaper, then paint the pumpkins. Allow them to dry completely.
- For each bat, choose a style of wings and eyes from the template.Then, trace and cut out two identical eyes from the white craft foam and use the hole punch to make pupils. Adhere the eyes to the pumpkin with glue dots.
- Cut a matching pairs of ears and wings from the black craft foam (our wings are about 6 inches long). Attach the ears by taping a toothpick to the back of each one, leaving about 1 1/2 inches of the toothpick exposed, then inserting it into the top of the pumpkin.
- Finally, tape a skewer to the back of each wing, leaving a 2-inch point exposed, and push it in place.
What you’ll need:
- Coffee can
- 2 sheets tan felt
- Small scrap of orange felt
- 2 large mismatched buttons
- 18″ twine
- White craft glue
- Instant grab glue
- Small straw hat
- 2 silk flowers
How to make it:
- Put lid on coffee can. Cover coffee can with tan felt using white craft glue. (See photo.)
- Place coffee can on its side and use instant grab glue to pipe on the mouth. Cut twine to fit on the glue smile and press in place. Cut remaining twine into one inch pieces. Use instant grab glue to attach to the smile in a stitch type fashion. Â (See photo.)
- To make the nose, cut a triangle from orange felt and use instant grab glue to attach it just above the smile.
- Use instant grab glue to attach two buttons for eyes.
- Stand coffee can up and pipe a generous amount of white craft glue onto the coffee can lid. Cut raffia into 18″ lengths and place on top of lid, covering the lid (be sure the raffia lines up properly with the facial features!). Let dry. (See photo.)
- Glue the hat onto the raffia hair.
- Glue two silk flowers to the hat. (See photo.)
- Many coffee companies are moving using plastic containers. You can still use these plastic containers to create this craft, or scale down the size and use a vegetable can instead.
- If you prefer a more cutesy face, use wiggle eyes instead of buttons.
- Yarn can be used instead of twine for the smile.