Fall is here, which means pumpkins, apples, and Halloween is our main focus for home-schoolers, parents, and teachers alike! Fall is such an enjoyable season for festive crafts, and also tuning into our creative side for DIY costumes, and home decor! One of my favorite mediums to use for crafts is construction paper. The colored sheets of paper, gives great opportunity to create in so many ways!
Using construction paper, children will practice their tearing skills to create a few fall favorites. From an apple core, pumpkin, candy corn, to an owl. Tearing is a great small motor practice and enjoyable even for students who can cut!! I did this craft with both my boys ages 5 and 9. I gave my 5 year old the easier one, and my 9 year old a more difficult one. Check them out below!
-Colored Construction Paper
(Colors: Red, Black, White, Orange, Yellow, Green)
On A Budget?
These supplies are fairly inexpensive. Check out your local Dollar Tree or WalMart for supplies! I’ve seen glue, paper plates, and colored construction at both locations under $3!
Tear Art | Pumpkin/ Jack-O-Lantern
Great for ages pre-schooler to 1st grade (4-6)
- Take a paper plate, flip it over to the back/flat surface so it facing up.
- Using Brown construction paper, tear out a large “finger” sized piece for the stem of the pumpkin.
- Glue the stem on the top middle part of the plate.
- Tear out 2 inch piece of the Orange construction paper, and glue all over paper plate, leaving no white exposed.
- (OPTIONAL step) Take green construction paper, tear out a few pieces for the vines of the pumpkin.
- Using the Black construction paper, tear out your jack-o-lantern’s eyes, nose, and pieces for mouth.
- Tear, glue, set to dry.And voila! A pumpkin/jack-o-lantern made out of teared art!! As mentioned, this is a great, fun and easy exercise for fine motor skills.
Try this craft this month of October, as we prepare ourselves for Halloween! Jazz up your home or classrooms with different pumpkins, made by out littles –that’s one great festive way (and cheap way too!) to decorate! Nothing like DIY/Craft to help add charm to a space!
Be sure to check my blog out daily, as this month on I’ll be continuously posting fun cool crafts, decorating tips, and other creative content to share!