I always find summer a bit of a tricky time for crafting as both me and the kids just want to go out and enjoy the most of the sunshine but with the start of the autumn months we all seem to settle down and start to want to do some more crafting again and what could be more right for this time of the year than a little autumn tree craft? This craft is good on a number of levels – it’s an excuse to make some popcorn (totally winning), your kids get to paint and create with an unusual crafting product and you can talk about colours and the seasons. Oh, and the popcorn, make sure you make too much, yeah?!
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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.
Managed to get your kids to put down the Pokemon Go for five minutes? Did they look decidedly unimpressed by that?! We’ve all had similar, my kids have a mild addiction to unboxing videos on youtube that as a crafts blogger I’m never sure if I’m supposed to admit to (we’re totally not screen free here!) I thought I’d share some cool Pokemon crafts with you because I’m a great believer that using what kids are actually interested in is the best way to get them to do something else – it’s why we have a lot of superhero crafts and activities on here! So if you fancy a break from running around, settle down, put the kettle on and get your kids started with these cool Pokemon crafts.
10 Super Cool Pokemon Crafts
Red Ted Art shares how to make an origami Pikachu
What Pokemon fan wouldn’t want a pokeball cushion in their room? This pattern looks fantastic.
This no-carve Pikachu pumpkin from In The Playroom is too cute to wait until Halloween to make, I want to make it now!
Got some lego bricks? Frugal Fun 4 Bays shares how to make Pikachu, Squirtle, and a pokeball
This handprint Pikachu is beyond cute!
I am pretty much in love with these DIY pokeballs!
These pokeball suncatchers from Next Comes L would be great fun for kids to make
This site is in french but it’s well worth popping it through a translator to make these gorgeous Pokemon masks
These colouring sheets are suitable even for young kids and are great for letting kids design their own pokeball.
These pokeballs can be used as party favours too and there’s a quick video if you want to double check how to make them!
Hungry after all that running around? These edible pokeballs would be the perfect snack.
You know those bloggers who have all their posts planned out for months in advance? Hey that’s not me, I have two kids, it’s all flying by the seat of my pants stuff over here, so even though I only just shared the cute clothes pin ants we made the other day I’m now sharing this sweet dragonfly craft with you. Why? Well we made them at the same time, my youngest saw the ants and wanted something of her own. At two years old making these herself was a bit beyond her so we made these sweet dragonflies for her to play with. Of course she told me that they’re actually butterflies but that’s kids for you.
This cute wooden clothes pin ant crafts was a bit of a joint project by my son and I after we saw these sweet clothes pin butterflies on I Heart Crafty Things. Ours are slightly less colourful though and more influenced by our bug hunts on the way home from school. They’re still fun to make though and great to play with afterwards!