Five Fun Fall Crafts And More

Fall is officially here and today, I want to share a few fall crafts and activities. All of these activities and crafts are easy and fun! Don’t forget that crafting with young children isn’t about the final product! it is about the memories you will make! All of the crafts and activities in this list can be done at home or in a classroom setting!

DIY Felt Autumn Leaf Garland From Felt With Love Designs

Photo Credit: Felt With Love Designs

How To Paint With Leaves From Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Photo Credit: Confessions on an Over Worked Mom

Newspaper Leaf Garland From Red Ted Art

Photo Credit: Red Ted Art

Tracing The Veins of a Leaf From Go Science Kids

Photo Credit: Go Science Kids

Fall Playdough Recipes + Mats From Planning Inspired

Photo Credit: Planning Inspired

I hope these crafts and activities can inspire your family to spend some crafty time together this fall!

Giraffe Headband

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been having some jungle animal themed fun during our homeschool preschool time. Today, we made an adorable giraffe headband!

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Materials Used

  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • A Stapler
  • Glue
  • Scissors

I started by cutting the yellow construction paper into four thick strips. I stapled three together and made the giraffe’s ossicones (horns) with the last strip. I cut giraffe spots from the brown paper.

Next, I had my toddler glue the spots onto the yellow paper.

To finish this adorable craft, I helped my toddler glue the ossicones on the back of the yellow paper. After that, I stabled the paper so that it would fit around her head. The whole craft look about 15 minutes. It involved a little more adult participation than most of what you’ll find on this blog, but my toddler loved running around the house in her giraffe headband.

Book Suggestions

Little learners love pairing a craft with a book! Here are some suggestions!

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Paper Plate Lion

This summer, we have gotten to go to several zoos and animal parks! As summer comes to an end, we decided to bring some of that animal fun home with a few jungle animal crafts! Today, we want to share an easy paper plate lion!

Materials Used

  • Paper Plate
  • Yellow Paint
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • A Paint Brush
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors

I started by giving my toddler the paper plate to paint.

We let the paint dry overnight. Once it was dry, I helped my toddler cut strips from the brown construction paper. I cut ear like shapes from the yellow construction paper.

Once the paper was cut out, we glued it onto the back of the paper plate.

To finish this craft, we flipped it over and added googly eyes!

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Five Easy Bath Bombs You Can Make At Home

If you are looking to get creative, making your own bath bombs is a lot of fun! They are easy to make and they also make great gifts! Here are some easy bath bomb recipes!

FRESH AVOCADO BATH BOMBS WITH REAL AVOCADO

Photo Credit: Happiest Camper

Avocado is full of hydrating properties. Fresh avocado bath bombs will give you a burst of energy and also hydrate your skin!

DIY BATH BOMB RECIPE FOR STRESS RELIEF

Photo Credit: Happiest Camper

If you have been feeling like you need to relax, this bath bomb is just what you need.

INFINITY STONES BATH BOMBS

These super fun bath bombs glow in the dark!

DIY ANIMAL COOKIE SPRINKLE BATH BOMBS

Photo Credit: KIMSPIRED DIY

These DIY bath bombs are super adorable. These bath bombs are great for the whole family!

ROSE PETAL BATH BOMBS

Photo Credit: Ottawa Mommy Club

This relaxing bath bomb is a perfect addition to your  quiet time in the bathtub.

Great Grilling Recipes

Many schools are starting and summer is slowly starting to fade into fall. Many of our family’s late summer traditions have been canceled this year due to COVID restrictions. One thing that is not canceled is grilling outside! Today we want to share some great grilling recipes!

Ground Beef Kebabs

Grilled Veggie Skewers

Grilled Peach Salad

Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts

BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Potatoes in Foil

Photo Credit: Skinny Comfort

Grilled Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Peanut Butter Burger

Banh Mi Turkey Hot Dog

Marinated Grilled Maple Lemon Pork

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Grilled Swordfish Kebabs

Lime Coriander Marinade with Grilled Tuna and Summer Squash Skewers

Photo Credit: Pinch and Swirl

Grilled Chicken Thighs

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers

Easy Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Steak in Beer Marinade with Salsa Fresca

10 Minute Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Balsamic Grilled Baby Artichokes

Vietnamese Grilled Pork Chops

We hope these recipes can inspire you to try some new grilling recipes before the nice weather ends for the year!

Our New Normal

We are now about five months into pandemic life and it has been full of ups and downs in our house. We have finally started getting a hang of what could be our new normal for a long time. I wrote a post in April about things my family wanted to do once things started getting back to normal. Today, I want to share a little bit about what our life is currently like and decisions we’ve made to keep safe!

Travel

We will not be going to our October 2020 trip to Walt Disney World. We decided that between the quickly raising number of cases in Flordia and the changes to the parks, it just wasn’t worth it. We are aiming to visit in the spring! Our totally random road trip is happening within the next few weeks! You’ll want to subscribe to our YouTube channel to follow our journey. We will only be gone 4 days, but it will definitely be interesting! We have ventured out of the house to three local zoos, two drive through animal parks, and a walk through animal park.

School

My toddler will not be going back to pre-school. Last October, she joined the preschool class at the daycare we had enrolled her in a few months before. She loved it. I am really sad that she will not be going this year. It just is not the right choice for our family this year. We will be learning at home instead for now.

Family Time

We have started to see family again! We have gone to a few small outdoor family gatherings. We have not gotten together with friends yet but hope to at some point. We will likely go back to seeing less family once the weather gets cold and we can’t be outside, but it has been nice to get out of the house a little bit!

I’d love to hear from you! How are you adjusting to your new normal?