Grogu (Baby Yoda) paper bag puppet

Supplies: Paper bags (brown is best) green, pink and white construction paper, or cardstock, black marker, glue sticks (school glue is OK)

Use this template to cut out your shapes and paste to the bottom flap of your paper bag.

Rainbow Turtle Bowl

Transform an ordinary paper bowl into an awesome Rainbow Turtle to brighten the chilly, gray days!

Supplies: green construction paper, a paper bowl, tissue paper in various colors, Modge-podge or school glue, a paint brush

(optional) googley-eyes

Directions: Cut the tissue paper into 1in square pieces or so, (size and shape are not super important)

using a paintbrush add glue to parts of the paper bowl and then cover with the tissue paper pieces like a mosaic. pieces can overlap and wrinkles are OK!

Trace several oval shapes (all the same size) and a long triangle on the green construction paper to use as the turtle feet, head and tail. add googley-eyes or draw a pair of pair eyes.

 

Colorful paper plate snails

Supplies: Cotton Balls, finger paint, paper plates, scizzors, school glue

(optional) pipe cleaners or yarn and googly eyes

Directions:

Depending on the age of your child, you may need to cut the snail shape on the plate yourself, and older kids may be able to do it with a pencil trace line to help guide their scizzors.

Once the snail shape is cut, allow your little ones to use cotton balls to dip into a variety of paint colors to decorate thier snail shell

Allow the paint to dry and then let them add some googley eyes, or cut out paper eyes and half a pipe cleaner folded into a v for antenna!

 

Glittery Icicle Ornaments

This Craft is done using upcycled milk jugs!

Another great craft for practicing those scissor skills in cutting a different material than paper.

Materials-
Plastic Milk Jugs
White school glue
Silver glitter
Blue glitter
Purple glitter
A Hole-puncher
Silver metallic cord

Directions-

Clean and empty milk jug using soap and water, just put a bit of soap and water inside.

Place the cap back on the jug and let your little one shake it!

Cut out the large sides of the milk jug for your icicles.

The tops and bottoms may be tricky for little ones to cut.

 

Easy Paper Lantern Craft

Materials:

Blue or Red construction, or card paper
Scissors
Staples
Stapler
A reusable plate
(all or some) paint, glitter, cotton balls

Directions

Start by cutting a one inch strip from your construction paper- this will be your handle once the lantern is finished.

Use a ruler so that the lantern is even and can stand solidly.

Decorate the larger piece of card using finger painting, cotton wool dabbed in paint (poured onto the plate first) or whatever way your child would like to decorate it.

Once the paint is dry fold the card in half length ways with the painted side on the outside.

Cut strips into the card around an inch apart from the folded over side towards the open side but leaving room at the end.

This craft is great for kids who are practicing their scizzor skills. Help where you feel is needed.

Open up the card and staple the two shorter ends together.

Staple the thin part of card that was cut off earlier across the top to make a handle.

Snowman Mosaic Craft

All you need is Clear contact paper.
Tissue paper in white and blue.
construction paper in orange and black.

Simply cut out a snowman shape from your clear contact paper.
Cut white and blue tissue paper into small pieces (about an inch tall/wide)
allow your little one to paste the with and blue tissue paper all over the clear snowman.
Help cut out smaller black squares or circles for the snowmans buttons, hat or smile, cut out a small orange triangle for the carrot nose!

Coffee Filter Bat Craft

Ingredients:
*Coffee filters (white)
*Clothespins
*Small googly eyes
*Scissors
*Eyedropper (or spoon)
*Crafters tape

Directions:
1. To make a bat you only need one clothespin and one coffee filter.
2. Fold the coffee filter in half and color with markers. Remember the more color you add and the less white left behind on the filter will make darker, more colorful bat wings.
3. Use the eyedropper to carefully drop water on to the filter, the whole filter should become wet- but not sitting in a pool of water.
4. Allow the filters to dry overnight on a cookie sheet (you can dry them outside if its warm and sunny in just an hour or so but careful- they can blow away!)
5. Once the wings are dry, fold them one more time in half, cut out the edges of the filters to mimic Bat wings as shown below.
6. Paint or color your clothespin black- this will be the body of your bat. Glue Googly eyes if desired. (cut out drawn eyes work just as well).
7. Unfold your coffee filter, pinch in the middle and slide up through the clothespin.

Fizzy Fun Pumpkin Art

Science and Art combine in this fun Fall craft, great for all ages.

Ingredients:
*Food Coloring- orange, red, yellow
*Citric Acid- available at grocery stores
*Baking Soda White Card stock Paper- cut out into pumpkin shapes
*Googly-eyes

Directions:
1. To begin, mix up a water/baking soda solution. (2 Tbl Water+2 Tbl Baking soda).
2. Paint the baking soda solution over your pumpkin cutouts. Then create your citric-acid/ food coloring solution- Have Fun! Combine some colors if you’d like to make for some cool color variations on the pumpkins!
3. Test out techniques, drip, splatter, brush- see how it makes the pumpkins look!
4. Allow to dry, add googly eyes for personality! *MAKE IT YOUR OWN!- not a pumpkin person? That’s ok, tweak the craft and decorate other shapes to your liking- leaves or apples are other great autumn ideas for this craft!

*MAKE IT YOUR OWN!- not a pumpkin person? That’s ok, tweak the craft and decorate other shapes to your liking- leaves or apples are other great autumn ideas for this craft!

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