One easy and fun fall craft for your kids is a tissue paper pumpkin. Most of us have paper plates in our houses and glue, so the only other items you need are orange tissue paper and some construction paper. I just made these with my kids and they had a lot of fun even though it was simple.
I made these with kids in my class many years ago, but I have changed it up a little bit. Every time I think about a craft to do with my kids I try to think of how I can personalize it, and have it show the size of my kids when they made it. I also try to always write my children’s name and the date they did the craft on it so that when I look back on these keepsakes it is easy to see when they made them. Our kids are only little for such a short time so I love doing crafts that can show the size of their hands as they grow.
Once you have collected all your supplies there isn’t much prep to get started. I was able to find little one-inch square pieces of tissue paper at the Dollar Tree which made it really easy, but if you can’t find this you will need to cut your orange construction paper into little squares. Just give your child the plate, glue and tissue paper. For my boys I put drops of glue all over their plates for them but my five year old was able to do it all on her own.
I chose to do this craft with the tissue paper squares but there are a few different ways you can go about doing this craft.
If you can’t find or don’t have the orange tissue paper you could also just cut up or tear up (great fine motor activity) orange construction paper and glue those pieces on. Or you could also use a sponge and orange paint and decorate the paper plate that way.
Once the plate is orange (whatever way you decide to do that) you can cut a little stem out of brown construction paper and glue it on. After that you have a choice, you can trace and cut out your child’s hand out of green construction paper or you can use black construction paper or tissue paper and turn it into a jack-o-lantern. I chose to do the more personalized method and the easy method, using the squares of orange tissue paper and then cutting out my child’s handprints.
I love the way that this craft turned out and my kids had so much fun attaching the little squares to the plate. If you would like some more fun and easy fall crafts check this out. Also don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so you can get more fun crafts like this one delivered right to your inbox.
Until next time, keep creating memories with your kids!