Yep, Autumn is well and truly here (doesn’t it feel like it’s been here for a couple of weeks now?!) With a new season though comes a chance to do new things so this weeks Tuesday Tutorials is all about sharing some of the great autumn crafts for preschoolers that were linked up last week. That’s my week pretty much sorted!
Crafts for kids
My kids love all Clare Freedman’s Underpants books but I think the alien themed one is probably our favourite, rhyming stories are always a hit with children and anything that might count as slightly rude or cheeky is always a winner with my kids too! These Aliens Love Underpants activities and crafts are loads of fun with alien dressing up ideas, a flying saucer craft, maths activities, easy alien crafts and a cool small world play idea.
With summer coming (and ending!) a bit too early round here this year we’ve been finding lots of ripe blackberries cropping up at the sides or roads and in the loacl woods. I thought it would be fun to try some blackberry crafts as I really wanted to try something with my son that would give us the chance to try out a few new textures, creating our own blackberry wreath seemed the perfect way to do this!
You will need:
A paper plate (cut out the middle bit to make a wreath shape)
Paint (any but you need something blacky / purple for the blackberries)
How to make your blackberry wreath:
Me and The Toddler had lots of fun out hunting in our garden for leaves to paint while his sister was having a nap, I guess it feels a bit naughty to a kid as its not paper?! He then painted the leaves red while we had a little chat about how the colours of leaves change during the seasons.
Some of the bubble wrap we used for printing onto paper, the bubbly effect makes it look like the bumps on a blackberry. We also had a bit of a chat about all the foraging we’ve done so far, I’m very pro taking kids foraging especially as it’s saving me a small fortune on soft fruit at the moment!
We also painted some of the bubble wrap a slightly different colour so we could have textured blackberries too.
I cut out the two different kinds of blackberries for him (wobbly lines on the paper, triangles on the bubble wrap as anything cleverer than that was way beyond me) and then he stuck them and the leaves onto the paper plate to make his blackberry wreath!
I’m loving all the autumn crafts that are filling my Pinterest feed at the moment, have you made anything yet?!
This week on the Crafts on Sea Facebook page has all been about A Squash and a Squeeze crafts and activities. Julia Donaldson’s book is a lovely story for kids about appreciating what you have and is a massive favourite in our house, telling off the cow for dancing a jig is part of our bedtime routine! Today I’m sharing the A Squash and a Squeeze crafts which I shared as well as a few extra which I thought you might like!