Fall is my favorite time of year!
The changing leaves serve as a vibrant inspiration for crafts to make with the kids and then use as decorations around the house. The kids and I Iove to decorate our home for fall with various seasonal décor that we create ourselves, and there are so many fun and creative fall crafts for kids, such as painting colorful fall trees, or making scarecrow families to hang in our school room.
One of our all time favorites is making Indian corn. It’s an easy craft project for the little ones to make and is a natural hit since toddlers and preschoolers love crafting with tissue paper, which adds the splash of fall color is an excellent way for them to build fine motor skills and manual dexterity!
Indian Corn Craft
What you’ll need:
- green construction paper
- white cardstock
- tissue paper squares in orange, yellow, and red
- glue stick
I first drew an ear and husk shapes that the kids could use as “templates”. The kids then cut out the ear of corn shape from the white cardstock, and two corn husk shapes from the green construction paper using the templates. After gluing the husk shapes to the ear of corn, they crumbled up the tissue paper squares, and glued them to our “ear” of corn.
We used all three colors making a pretty Indian corn pattern.
It was so easy and quick, we ended up making two more ears of corn and gluing them all together in a group.
My daughter decided to write her name on hers and also made a cute little ribbon bow with some crepe paper strips from our ALEX Crafty Kit!
Have fun creating and decorating your home with beautiful fall colors! Tell us about your favorite fall crafts, we always love to learn about new ones!
Today’s guest blogger is Angie Knutson, a homeschooling mom of four children, ages 4 to 11. Angie has written for a number of popular blogs, including her own, sharing tips about motherhood, parenting, teaching, and crafting which she gained over her many years of experience homeschooling.