Yesterday was a beautiful autumn day. With the weather getting cooler everyday, I wanted to make sure that we enjoyed every second of the outdoors as we could before the cold weather hits. We went for a walk to look at the foliage, we flew a kite & cleaned up our yard. The leaves have begun to fall & so have the acorns. Our yard is covered in acorns. My daughter helped me gather up the acorns. We filled up her Hello Kitty bag with them. Now what we were going to do with them all?
Our yard is filled with acorns. This is the case every year at this time. We only just need to walk a couple of steps in any direction to stumble across a pile of them. We have gathered up a bunch and are excited about all of the possibilities. My daughter already has some great Christmas ideas for them. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. These Day of the Dead painted acorns are just perfect for Halloween.
My daughter and I gathered a bunch of acorns in the beginning of the fall for acorn crafts. While organizing our craft supplies, I stumbled across our last few.
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With the kickoff to the holiday season just around the corner, I am feeling pretty spirited. I have to admit, I even started playing Christmas carols this week.
I am certain that I have told you before, but you will hear it again, my yard is filled with acorns. They are literally everywhere. I can barely take a step with crunching one under my feet. My daughter & I have gathered them for various crafts & sensory play, so there is an abundance of them in our house.
I can remember when I was a little girl, I could not wait until it would snow. I wasn’t much interested in building snowmen, but I loved having a good snowball fight & I loved to build snow forts, huts and igloos. The snow is hopefully still a little ways away, but I was thinking of my igloo adventures the other day. I had an idea for an igloo craft using an old milk jug.
Last night I took the dog for a walk around our yard. While we were walking, I could not help but notice how many acorns were on the ground. There were so many perfect little acorns. I began to pick them up & before I knew it I had an armful. I thought my daughter & I could make some fun fall crafts with them. I wanted to make scarecrows out of them & crafts sticks. My daughter had a different idea in mind & decided to make acorn soup instead.
A couple of weeks ago my daughter stumbled across a box of corks. It inspired us to make some pretty cork printed pumpkin patches. My daughter had some ideas of her own about what she wanted to do with those corks. She broke out her paints, went to work, and painted a couple of toadstools on them.
I thought this was such a great idea. They were adorable and it gave me an idea. So thank you to my 9-year-old for inspiring these cute painted cork fairy houses.
Fall is coming, my friends. Soon the air will get cooler and our landscapes will be filled with warm fall colors. I can hardly wait. I love the beauty of the changing leaves. They are even beautiful as they fall to the ground. My daughter and I made these lovely mixed media fallen leaves over the weekend to celebrate our love for the fall. I have to admit that, once again, my daughter’s project came out better than mine. So, here is my talented 6-year-old showing you how it is done.
The fall is drawing near and this fall loving lady is thrilled. I love all things fall and am excited to be teaming up again with an amazing group of ladies to bring you our newest collection of black glue art for the fall. If you have never tried black glue art before, I suggest you try it. It is a wonderful exercise in hand-eye coordination and the results are bold and beautiful. If you don’t believe me, just check out the gorgeous black glue fall art projects below and see for yourself.
Salt dough and nature items are our favorites materials to create with hands down. I don’t know what is more fun, gathering the nature or pressing it into the dough and seeing what new and exciting things that you can come up with. There are so many amazing possibilities. We have made nature islands with branches and leaves and pine cone creatures with pipe cleaners. And do you remember when we made those adorable fairies with acorns, sticks and clay? Well those little fairies needed a home and we couldn’t wait to make them one. These sweet pine cone fairy houses are simple and enchanting.