The leaves are finally turning colors and starting to fall. It’s such a fun time of year. Building leaf piles and jumping in them, all the beautiful colors and enjoying the last of the warmer weather. Especially before Winter hits with bitter cold winds and frosty snow. One of my favorite things to do is find seasonal crafts for the kids. It allows us to talk about the season and teach them about the differences, what to expect and most importantly have a fun bonding moment with my girls.
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Today I wanted to share a DIY Fall wreath utilizing things you likely already have around your house. I actually came up with this idea last year while living in California and we were under advisory to stay indoors because of extremely poor air quality. We had a ton of fires, smoke filled the air and the girls were getting stir crazy staying inside.
I started looking up ideas for activities on Pinterest (I have no idea what we would do without it these days!) and found some paper plate wreath ideas. These mostly used store bought leaves, which I wasn’t getting out to buy.
SO I got creative and braved the smokey air to pick up some leaves. I also had a few metallic gold plates left and some glitter glue (we made an easy slime the day before, haha).
If you don’t happen to have a pretty paper plate, use a white plate and start by having the kids color it before having them glue on the leaves.
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I put down some plastic on the floor, pre-cut the center (about 2″) from the plates and set out the leaves and glue for the girls to start creating their wreaths.
Either you or the kids can squeeze the glue on, then pick and place their leaves on the plate. Since we were in the process of moving I didn’t have my usual craft bag available to decorate them further. But you could easily add pinecones, seeds, acorns or other fall decorations.
Once they’re dry, poke a hole at the top and tie a cute ribbon on it.
These wreaths turned out so cute and the girls had a ball making them. They loved hanging them on their bedroom door until we moved. *Note: since I used real, outside leaves, I did spray them with a bug spray and let it dry before allowing them to hang them up.
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Great Activity For Parties
This DIY Fall wreath would be a great activity for a Fall birthday party, or if you’re a teacher it would be a great activity for your Fall parties. Just swap out real leaves for paper ones you find on Amazon, the Dollar or craft store.
It’s a simple project, plus the kids love having something to take home and hang up.
Are you a DIY crafter? I’d love to hear your favorite easy Fall craft to do with kids below.
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