I love autumn and the changing of seasons, one of our favourite things to do every year is to visit an orchard if we can and go apple picking – and of course trying a few along the way! There are loads of cool apple tree craft ideas out there and they’re a fun activity to do with your kids either as a way of extending an outing to an orchard or as a way of celebrating Harvest Festivals, these are just some of my favourites!
Autumn and Halloween
Recently I’ve really been struggling to write any craft posts. I think it’s a combination of moving into a new house that I have The Fear about getting covered in the normal mess of paint, glue and glitter and living in a new area means we have been going out and exploring a lot more instead. The slow shift towards autumn is always fun to celebrate though so we’re back on track a bit with this sweet cotton bud apple tree craft that’s a great way to support fine motor skills too.
With half term and the clock change over the weekend I ended up spending today stuck indoors with two kids, one of which had so little sleep last night that he could barely manage to play. What to do?! Thankfully both my kids are Halloween mad at the moment so we made these fun ghost biscuits inspired by the film Ghosthunters, perfect for a family film night snack this Halloween!
We love making Halloween suncatchers. My son made this cool stained glass pumpkin suncatcher last year and this week I’ve been sharing some more suncatcher ideas over on the Edplace blog. There’s only one problem with this though. The toddler, she really, really does not like to be left out. It gets loud. So I’m thinking that maybe as we’re still reading Fox’s Socks she might not quite be ready for Mary Shelly’s novel, but this fun stained glass frankenstein suncatcher was a good way to introduce mixing colours and it was a whole heap of fun too.
I think that these paint chip puzzles might be the cheapest Halloween activity I’ve ever created for my kids? I guess they must be since they pretty much cost me nothing to make! I love Halloween crafting with my kids but at the rate they go through things the cost of doing activities can add up very quickly so it’s nice to throw in something thrifty sometimes! Today I’m sharing how to make these super simple paint chip puzzles as well as some of my favourite Halloween activities for toddlers to help keep the little people in your life busy this October.