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My Five Fall Favorite Kid Decorations
Frankenstein Can Craft
I used this tutorial.
I made these with kids 4, 5 and 8 years old. I would use their age as an excuse why they don't look as cute as the tutorial pic, but mine isn't any better (not gonna tell you which one is mine)! Still, the kids love these and were super proud to show them off. One thing I would recommend is letting the paint dry overnight before adding the details with marker. The marker just pulled our paint right off!
Skeleton Shrinky Dink
I used this skeleton template.
I printed out the template a little small, so when it shrunk up it was tiny! And the holes I helped the boys make? Too small to put thread through. So next time I would print it out larger and make bigger holes so that it hang up. Still, super cute, right? The boys love theirs and they use it as a puzzle.
Finger Painted Pumpkins
I first wanted to make the fist print pumpkins, but I realized trying to help five kids at the same time was going to be chaos! So I had them do orange finger painting, which they loved, and we cut out the shape of a pumpkin and added the stem and leaf made of cardstock. Foam or construction paper would also work well.
Halloween Candle Holders
I used this tutorial.
This was by far my favorite project to do with kids. Might be because I only had two kids that day! But they loved it, and anything that glows in the dark is going to look gorgeous. These were done by 4 and 5-year-olds and they don't have to be perfectly done to look so cool!
I was inspired by Alisa Burke (as I often am!)
We took a trip to the pumpkin patch and I let the kids each pick out their own 50 cent pumpkin. Then we busted out the paints and everyone got to paint their pumpkin just the way they wanted. They turned out great, even if I do prefer the geometric shapes of Alisa's to the bleeding eyes of the 8-year-old's!
Thanks so much for letting me share today Tiffany!! Hope everything is going great with the new house (I'm so jealous!)
Super cute fall kids crafts! If I had a little bit more patience, I think I would let my boys try these. Maybe!!!