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10 Nature-Inspired Fall Activities For Your Crafty Child

10 Nature-Inspired Fall Activities For Your Crafty Child

There's no better time of year to get outdoors with your kiddos and enjoy nature before winter arrives. Have some fun with these simple nature-inspired fall activities!

1. Sticky Leaf Scavenger Hunt Board byTara Rondinelli from Little Pine Learners

What you need for this craft:
Cardboard
Clear Contact Paper
Tape
Marker
Leaves
Scissors
Click the photo above for step by step directions!

2. Recycled Leaf Hunt Wheel by Kristen Lindsay from Magic Home School Bus

What you need for this craft:
Fall leaves
Cardboard
Clothespins
Markers, colored pencils or crayons
This fun fall activities will keep your kids busy exploring for hours.
 

3. Autumn Leaf Masks by Krista Lii from Our Wildness

What you need for this craft:
Autumn leaves
Scissors or knife for cutting holes for the eyes
Paint + paintbrushes for decorating
And of course, your imagination!

4. Spider Web Weaving Board by Tara Rondinelli from Little Pine Learners

What you need for this craft:
A piece of cardboard
Twine
Paper punch
Spider
Pieces of nature
    Click the photo above for step by step directions!

    5. DIY Confetti made from fallen leaves from Ko 

     
    How to make leaf confetti:
    Collect colorful fallen leaves, use a hole puncher and enjoy!! Yup, it's that easy.

    6. Leaf Animals from Natalie from Raising Up Wild Things

    How to make leaf animals:
    A nature walk to collect leaves and some creativity is all you need. Glue the leaves on a plain piece of paper and get creative!

    7. Leaf Ghosts by Ashley from Woodlark

    How to make leaf ghosts:
    Go on a nature walk and collect large leaves. Paint the base of the leaf with a white paint, then add the eye and mouth details. Click the photo above for more details!

    8. Paper Bag Pumpkins from Katie Knapp

    How to make paper bag pumpkins:
    It's as easy as it sounds. Grab a paper bag, permanent marker and draw your pumpkin face design. Put over your head and have a blast!

    9. Leafy Rock Monsters byTara Rondinelli from Little Pine Learners


    How to make not-so-spooky leafy monster rocks:
    Add googly eyes
    Draw monster mouths
    Stick double sided tape on monster foreheads
    Add leaves to make “hair” dos!
    Peel off leaves and repeat! 
    The Tips, Tricks, Details and Double Sided Tape Recommendation are all can be found by clicking the photo above. 

    10. Beeswax Leaves by Nicole from Frontier Dreams

    What you need for this craft:
    Leaves
    A chunk of solid beeswax, or beeswax pellets
    A double boiler
    Something to hang the leaves while they are drying (we used these).

    For step by step instructions click the photo above! 

     

     We hope these activities gave you a few new ideas for adding some Fall fun to your week. Enjoy the fall season with your littles!

    -NSC team

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