Yarn is a favorite craft & play material in our house.
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My daughter loves yarn. She will sometimes unravel it & drag it through our house and wrap it around chairs, tables and other furniture. She wraps it around sticks, markers & anything else that she can get her hands on, so it is probably no surprise that yarn wrapped crafts are a favorite activity of ours.
I know that there is still about a month left in the summer and as much as I don’t want to rush it, I am excited for the fall. I am! I admit it. Autumn is my favorite season and I’m not ashamed to say it. I am a fan of the fall.
I am also a fan of Andy Warhol. Here I am with his wax sculpture at Madam Tussauds.
I know that I may be a little premature in my excitement, but my favorite season begins next month and I couldn’t be happier. I adore the fall & I feel the same way about fall crafts. This week we made our first pumpkin craft of the year. We made some simple cupcake liner pumpkins. We glued our liners down to a piece of paper with a glue stick & drew in our stems with markers.
It was as easy as that. Our first pumpkin craft of the year was done.
I know this will be the first of many, as I love pumpkins. There are so many possibilities. If you love the fall & pumpkins as much as I do, here is a great list of ideas for you & your kids to do together.
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As much as fall is my favorite season, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Halloween is next week & we are looking forward to taking Mai trick or treating. I wanted to let her choose her own costume this year. I asked her several times & her answer has always been the same. “I want to be a Jack-o-lantern, mama.” Our daughter loves pumpkins & Jack-o-lanterns, so next week our daughter will proudly strut the streets as the cutest Jack-o-lantern ever to say “Trick or Treat”.
Until then, we can have a little fun making our Halloween crafts in anticipation.
You will need:
Jumbo shells (as used for stuffed shells)
You will need 1 piece of each of these pastas for each Jack-o-lantern
Orange & green paint
Paint the jumbo shells orange & the Farfalle & ziti green.
Let the pieces dry.
Glue the ziti piece into the shell as shown.
Glue the Farfalle piece over the ziti.
With a black sharpie, draw on your Jack-o-lantern face.