Art and Craft, Play

Autumn Craft Ideas

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I don’t know about you, but our backyard has some pretty amazing leaves floating round in it at the moment. So I thought I’d collect a few craft ideas so that these amazingly colourful leaves can be put to good use. These activities will clean up the backyard while also keeping the kids entertained- although if your husband is anything like mine he will be a bit put out as it will reduce his need to use his new leaf-blower.

There are loads of ideas on the Mum’s Grapevine website. These come from the page titled ‘10 leafy crafts to bring the outdoors in‘ and look like a lot of fun, with hopefully not too much mess…..! (Then again… it is bringing the outdoors in…so maybe just put some newspaper on the floor to be on the safe side!)

 

Autumn Butterfly Craft

This activity from No Time for Flashcards is a great way to get your kids to be creative and could also link into a discussion the life cycle of a butterfly.

Autumn butterfly

Autumn butterfly

 

Leaf Rubbings

This activity is an old favourite of mine. Very simple and a great way for kids to learn the wonderful intricacies of leaves. From Sixty Second Parent, this activity is a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Leaf Rubbings

Leaf Rubbings

 

Leaf Hedgehog

Everyone loves hedgehogs! This activity from Krokotak is soooo cute! Make sure the leaves are dry and who knows, you might be able to make a lion or a peacock or a whole zoo of leaf animals!

Leaf Hedgehog

Leaf Hedgehog

 

Leaf Peepers

From the sensational website, The Artful Parent, Leaf Peepers are sure to turn into a puppet show, fridge decoration or story telling session. I love this idea!

Leaf Peepers

Leaf Peepers

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Fleur

I'm a mum to two little girls, Elka and Spencer and a new baby, Gus. I'm a school teacher, sport lover and Milo addict. I don't particularly like blue tongue lizards even though I know they keep snakes away.

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