Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Crafting


We have started a little bit of fall crafting in our home, yes we have. And there is a certain little one who is really excited about it.  As Reece ages crafting with him just keeps getting better. It is so much fun to watch him explore different crafting activities.


Last week while we were in a craft store picking up some supplies, Reece saw some fall leaves and asked if he could get them. I asked what he would like to do with them, he thought for a minute and decided he wanted to hang them up. So the leaves came home with us and together we figured out the best way to hang them. I ended up punching some holes in them, stringing some yarn through my yarn needle and letting him string them up. As he worked away on it, he decided the perfect spot to hang them was the living room window.


With a collection of nature treasures from a nature walk last week we sat down on Monday afternoon to create a nature collage. It was a beautiful afternoon and we took the chance to craft outside, we most likely won't be able to do that for too much longer. Reece really enjoyed this craft, and took his time to figure out exactly where everything would go. He was very proud of his finished project and couldn't wait to show it off to his daddy.




Have you started fall crafting in your home yet?

26 comments:

  1. I pulled out the fall decorations the first week of September! Every day while I am out I breathe deeply and take in the fallen leaves and the change in the air!

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  2. That's beautiful! Well done to you and Reece :) Autumn leaves are the best! I look forward to when I can do crafts with Bea :)

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    1. Thanks. Soon you and Bea will be crafting up a storm.

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  3. Those looks like fun activities, but I especially appreciate how you let him lead the way. Other than knitting there hasn't been any fall crafting around here yet.

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    1. Thanks Sara, letting him lead the way is magical.

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  4. How sweet. I love being able to find fun crafts to do with the kids... and yes, as they get older it does get better because they can do so much! When Finn was a little younger we would often make nature collages. Maybe that is a good inspiration for a weekend activity!
    I was planning on making some waxes fall leaves this weekend.... we'll see if we actually get around to it!

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    1. Have fun with the collages, we too are going to wax some leaves this year, I will let you know how it turns out.

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  5. I love the leaves hanging in the window...a beautiful fall bunting.

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  6. I love watching children collage, to see how they juxtapose each object is so interesting. :) Love the leaf bunting, great idea.

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    1. It was pretty amazing to watch him create it. I love how he thinks :)

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  7. Lovely crafts Kim. We are slowly starting to change everything over in the house. This weekend we are going to do some apple printing on a bunting I sewed up this week.

    Happy Fall!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. Apple printing is a great idea. We are going to do some printing with some of our nature treasures next week, might have to add some apples into the mix too. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Such pretty crafts, I love the hanging leaves :-)

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  9. I love the fall leaves idea! Nice job Reece!!!

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  10. I love the Autumn leaves. A lovely way to bring nature inside. Love Reece's collage too. xxoo

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    1. Thanks Julie, it is definitely feeling like fall in our home.

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