Whether you have a toddler or school-aged child, doing arts and crafts projects with them can actually help their development.
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Fall Art Projects
Fall is just around the corner, which means that you can make arts and crafts time at home more fun with fall-themed creations.
There are many benefits that arts and crafts can have on your child and their development, including:
- Improving their fine motor skills, like muscle strength and movement control.
- Increasing dexterity as they use different art supplies.
- Boosting self-esteem when they successfully finish their project.
- Encouraging their own form of self-expression.
- Improving memory as they learn how to do their project.
The list goes on. But with fall just around the corner, we’ve found some fun arts and crafts projects you can do at home.
While the name of this project is fun to say, your child will have even more fun completing it.
To start, you need:
- A paper plate
- Printed out leaves or paper and watercolors for leaves
- Glue or tape
First, cut out a large hole in the center of the plate to create your wreath. Then, have your child either cut out images of leaves or draw leaves on paper and color them in with watercolor.
Once you have your leaves cut out, have your child tape or glue them around their wreath. The goal is to overlap the leaves so you can’t see the paper plate. Have your child string the ribbon through the wreath once it’s filled. Now, they can proudly display their hand-made wreath!
Here’s what the final leaf wreath looks like.
Take it to the next level: Instead of having your child hand-make or cut out leaves, send them outside to find some fresh fall leaves to add to their wreath!
Pumpkin Pie Playdough
Nothing says fall like pumpkin-scented playdough. The recipe for this playdough is taken from Happiness is Homemade.
For this, you’ll need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 2 tbsp. cream of tartar
- Red and yellow food coloring
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a pan, start with the flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cream of tartar. From there, you’ll want to add in the water, oil, and vanilla extract. Then, make the playdough orange by adding a few drops of each food coloring. From there, heat the mixture on medium just until the dough becomes stiff like playdough.
After the playdough cools, it’s ready to be played with! See if your child can make a pumpkin out of their new creation.
Apple Paper Plate Lacing
Bob for apples with this apple paper plate lacing craft.
To start, you need:
- A paper plate
- Hole puncher
- Red yarn
- Brown and green paper
Start with punching holes around the edge of the plate, spaced evenly apart. From there, string the red yarn through one hole and thread it across the plate to a different hole. Repeat this until all the holes have been threaded with yarn — don’t worry about being symmetrical!
Now, you need to make the stem and leaf for the apple. Cut those out of your colored construction paper and glue them to the top of your apple. Now, your child has a beautiful, hand-made creation that looks delicious.
Here’s what the final apple paper plate looks like.
Find Our Lake Worth Kids Daycare
When it comes to fall-themed projects, your options are endless. If you are looking for a kids daycare in Lake Worth, choose Kidstown Learning Center. Just contact our dedicated team to learn more or tour our daycare!