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    Paper Roll Owls

    Paper rolls are great for crafting and these cute paper roll owls are easy to make without creating a mess. No paint or glitter involved unless you want to of course. Even toddlers can decorate these little critters with some help. Materials The only materials really required are toilet paper rolls and glue. All other materials are optional depending on what you have on hand or how you would like to decorate the paper roll owls. Here is a list of ingredients we used: toilet paper rolls glue and scissors yarn in different colors large googly eyes pipe cleaners construction paper feathers Other great options are: markers stickers felt ribbon…

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    Fall Tree Paper Collage

    Inspired by Tracey English’s artwork I created a Fall Tree Paper Collage craft for kids and grown-ups. A few weeks ago I discovered artist and illustrator Tracey English and fell in love with her hand-painted paper collages. They are colorful, happy, and whimsy. She creates beautiful art by cutting and arranging painted paper. Check out her website to view her work. We especially like her dog cards. Materials white card stock tree template printed on card stock – link below watercolors and paint brushes water scissors glue, liquid or glue stick Instructions Print out the tree template on white card stock. 2. Paint the blank card stock sheets with watercolors.…

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    Tissue Paper Fall Tree

    The leaves are starting to change colors soon and what better craft to do than a Tissue Paper Fall Tree! A simple activity to celebrate Fall and ideal for tots and preschool-age kids. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission for purchases made at no extra cost to you. Materials tissue paper in Fall colors glue tree template (link below) Tissue Paper Fall Tree Instructions Print out the tree template. You can also draw or paint a tree if you prefer, but it is easier to use the printable if you are working with a group of kids or are in a time crunch.…

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    Happy Pumpkins Stamp Art

    Have you ever grown pumpkins? A couple of years ago my son brought home pumpkin seeds and begged us to grow our own jack-o-lanterns. Little did we know that the vines would take over our yard, climb over fences, invade our neighbor’s property and suffocate our tomatoes and squash plants. The outcome was one large, oddly shaped pumpkin, and made my son extremely proud. It was definitely an experience but it is safe to say we will not grow them again. Crafting with pumpkins is a different story though! This happy pumpkins stamp art is such a fun and easy craft. Doesn’t it make you smile looking at these joyful…

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    “Stained Glass” Apple Craft

    Fall is so close and I can’t wait to go pumpkin picking and decorating. Summer is long in Tennessee and October has become my favorite outdoor month. We will be going to an apple orchard next week and to get us in the mood we made a stained glass apple craft. It takes a tiny bit of preparation, toddlers will definitely need help with cutting but elementary school children can master this craft all by themselves. Stained glass apples look very pretty when hung in the window and the light shines through them but they are also cute as general Fall decor. Stained Glass Apple Materials Apple Template, printable below…