Fall Craft: Art


Using just a toilet paper roll, a piece of paper and some paint you can make a beautiful fall tree creation! Check out the website with instructions here!

End of the Rainbow Twirlers: St. Patrick’s Day Craft

Materials Needed:

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • Black and yellow paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Start by having the kids paint rainbow stripes on the front of a paper plate.


Let dry and flip it over to paint the back as well. Blow dryers are great if you’re impatient!

Grab  scissors and start at the outside of the plate to cut spirals. Cut out a black pot of gold and glue it to the end of the plate (we trimmed the spots that were pointy).


Glue on some yellow circles to make the gold…you can add some sparkles too! Poke a hole in the middle of the plate and add a string to hang it up!paper-plate-rainbow-st-patricks-day-craft


Swirling Easter Eggs – How to dye Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream

Simple Pumpkin Activities

From the vibrant color to the odd shapes and textures, kids love to play with pumpkins in the fall! With pumpkins, children can explore almost every sense including sight, touch, smell, and taste!


  • Provide a variety of small pumpkins and gourds along with a magnifying glass. Have children examine the textures, shapes, and colors of the pumpkins and gourds. Have them point out differences and similarities.
  • Have the children predict whether a pumpkin will sink or float. Then drop a pumpkin into water to discover that it does float.  It is hollow inside and the trapped air keeps it from sinking.
  • Explore the inside of a pumpkin to learn more about seeds, fibers, and pumpkin meat. Have the kids feel the stringy texture (this is awesome for sensory play).
  • You can even bake the pumpkin seeds and add salt or cinnamon sugar for a unique treat!



  • Guess how many seeds a pumpkin has inside! Collect and count the seeds taken from a cut pumpkin.
  • Guess how much a pumpkin weighs, make predictions and then use a scale to determine its weight.
  • Cut out several pumpkins ranging in size from small to large. Have the children place the pumpkins in order from smallest to largest. (PRC has 4 sizes of pumpkin die-cuts)
  • Have children draw faces on orange colored paper plates only using shapes they have learned about (squares, triangles, rectangles, circles).



  • Pass several pumpkins around the classroom and have the children examine the size, color, shape, and texture of each one. Have them draw detailed pictures of the pumpkins.
  • Provide dried pumpkin seeds, glue, and 1-2 inch pieces of orange yarn for children to create their own pumpkin insides.
  • Pumpkin Suncatchers-grate pieces of orange crayon and place between 2 pieces of waxed paper.  Place a cloth over the paper and iron.  Cut out a pumpkin shape and hang in a sunny window.




Bubble Painting

You’ll need:

  • Bubble mixture – a commercial mix from a bubble blowing set will work but we’re sure this would also work with a good quality DIY mix
  • Food coloring
  • Bubble wands
  • Cups and/or trays to dip your wands into
  • Large sheets of painting paper

Simply tip a little bubble mixture into each tray or cup – one for each color, and then add a little food coloring to each tray and stir gently – you don’t want to make too many bubbles in your cup because bubbles don’t work so well when the mixture is all bubbly.  Then it’s time to blow bubbles all over your paper.


This is a great summer activity to take outdoors (trust us, you’ll want to do this outside or you will probably end up with popped bubble marks all over your walls)! Kids can work on exploring process art as each work will be different and experiment with colors!

Tip 1**Try asking children to predict what colors they can create when they blow two different colored bubbles on the same spot of their paper!

Tip 2**Work on breath control by asking children to blow gently and harder. See what happens to the bubbles when different breath strengths are used!

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