The magic of the holidays should be felt by everyone. Even though most adults are often busy decorating or preparing food for the guests, kids tend to sit pretty and do whatever they like. This can be a very boring experience.
Well, you can avoid this by handing the little ones a few crafts to work on as you prepare the rest of the house for the holidays coming up.
Here are some kid-friendly fall crafts for your family!
Making turkey-inspired windsocks can be a fun and exciting way to keep your kids busy and entertained during the season. Simply get some colorful ribbon and several googly eyes and let your children go at it. They may not be able to make the perfect windsock but it’s the process that counts. They will really enjoy it!
Making soap from pumpkin may sound complicated but it's actually easy. That's probably because you are not going to be making the soap from the pumpkin but it’s still a fun way to keep the kids busy.
You will need at least two pounds of white soap base, a brown soap colorant (must resemble the color of a pumpkin), a round cake mold, some pumpkin soap fragrance, and a mixer. Simply give the kids the supplies and let them work their magic. This should keep them occupied for the best part of an hour!
Pom Pom Pumpkins
Making colorful pumpkin pom poms can be exhilarating for your kids. You will need very basic stuff. A wood stick, some scissors, and a collection of brightly colored yarns should work. The aim is to use the yarns to create pumpkin-like pom-poms around the wood sticks.
This should ultimately help create the impression of a pumpkin. There are no time limits with this project. You can have the kids create as many pom-poms as they want as long as there’s enough materials!
Turkey Glove Puppet
You can also buy yourself an extra pair of gloves and transform them into turkey inspired puppets by sticking additional multicolor elements. The goal is to have as many differently colored gloves as possible.
The gloves should be fabric-based. Start by attaching fabric "feathers" along with the middle fingers. Complete the design by gluing a beak and one googly eye on the thumb so that it looks like a turkey’s head. Once the creations are complete, invite the kids for an exciting puppet show before dinner is served!
Painted Corn Husks
You can also give your weekends a colorful touch of children fun using these beautifully painted corn husks. As the name suggests, these crafts feature dried corn husks painted with different colors. A good rule would be to have the kids create a rainbow-inspired design but they can paint whatever colors they want.
The Family Tree
Finally, DIY crafts for kids can be informative and fun at the same time. This family tree idea will achieve that. It helps the kids trace the family lineage as back as they can and try to name every member of your big family in one single tree. To make it more exciting, have the children work on this together and help each other out.
Don’t have much time to help your kids with these crafts? Then leave the house cleaning to a pro and enjoy the extra time!