Fall Craft Idea for Kids

Fall Craft for Kids

With school starting next week for my kids and the temperature turning cooler, my mind automatically goes to fun, fall craft ideas for the kids.  This tissue paper tree is an easy and fun project that is perfect for boys and girls of all ages.

Fall Craft for KidsHow to Make a Tissue Paper Tree

This tissue paper tree lets kids use their creativity to mix colors and create their own tree showing off the beautiful colors of fall.

Supplies Needed:

  • Construction Paper (blue, green and brown)
  • Tissue paper or crepe paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Paper punch with leaf pattern (optional)

Here is how to make this cute tree:

1.  Use a blue piece of construction paper for the base.

2.  Rip a piece of brown construction paper into strips to create the tree trunk and branches.  For a more realistic looking tree, crumple the brown paper before gluing it to the blue paper.

3. Cut a strip of green construction paper for the grass at the bottom.  You can use scissors to create fringed grass, or just use a plain strip if you prefer.

4.  Cut tissue paper or crepe paper into squares.

5.  Fill a small cup with white glue.

6.  Using the eraser end of a pencil, wrap the tissue paper around the pencil to form the leaves.

7.  Dip the pencil and tissue paper into the glue and then add the leaf anywhere on the tree.  Be sure that you don’t use too much glue.  A little dab will do ya!

8.  Keep adding tissue paper leaves to the tree, varying the colors as you go.

9.  Use a paper punch to cut-out and glue small leaves falling from the tree and in the grass.

That’s all there is to it.  Kids can add as many tissue paper leaves as they’d like.  You’ll be amazed at how much your kids will enjoy this project and how quietly they’ll sit and work on it.

You can also use elements of this craft idea to make a fall greeting card or scrapbook page.  There’s no rule that says that craft ideas for kids can’t be enjoyed by all!

If you’d like to see a step-by-step tutorial, here’s a video from The Frugal Crafter.

Supplies Available on Amazon to Help Make a Tissue Paper Tree:

1 Inch Tissue Paper Squares1 Inch Tissue Paper Squares

Assorted Pack of Tissue PaperAssorted Pack of Tissue Paper

Maple Leaf Paper PunchMaple Leaf Paper Punch


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DIY Beach Decoration or Ornament

DIY Beach Decoration

Living in Boston, the water and beach are a huge part of my life.  I guess that’s why I enjoy any craft or DIY project that has a beach theme to it.  Whether it’s using pieces of sea glass that we find on a walk, or making sand art, I love beach-inspired projects.

This DIY terrarium from Henry Happened is so beautiful.  It’s an easy technique that uses souvenirs and trinkets that you find during your travels.  If you aren’t a beachy person, you could use this same technique to create a family keepsake with items you find while on vacation.  You could use the finished product as a decoration in your house, or you could even turn it into an ornament for Christmas.

DIY Beach Decoration

Drop by Henry Happened to see the full tutorial on how to make this cute DIY craft.  I think you’ll have lots of fun coming up with unique items to put inside your terrarium.

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Beautiful Embroidery Book

Embroidery Book

I have always enjoyed doing embroidery work and my most recent project is a pretty needlepoint piece that has been tucked away for a while.  I plan on working on a silk embroidery project next.

In my search for embroidery projects, I came across this beautiful new eBook from Needle N Thread.  Let me stress that I am not an affiliate and I make no money by mentioning this book.  I simply love Mary’s work and wanted to show-off her new book.

Embroidery Book

I think the cover alone shows you just how beautiful her work is.  And what I like even more is that she has focused on small projects that don’t require a lot of materials.  Use up some of the stash you have lying around and start a project that won’t take too long to complete.  I’m all about instant gratification, so a small project is right up my alley :)

See more great photos of the projects included in this book.  Visit Needle N Thread

Some of My Favorite Embroidery Books

Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery StitchesMary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches

Erica Wilson Embroidery BookErica Wilson Embroidery Book

Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for BeginnersDoodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners

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