Autumn crafts to keep the kids entertained

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Super simple and easy crafts to do with your child this Autumn

Autumn is a wonderful time of year however finding activities to do in the autumn can be quite tricky especially with the darker nights and colder weather. However, I have decided to put together a list of the top 5 craft activities related to autumn that you can do with your child. These activities are all simple activities, that don’t require too much energy for us exhausted fibromyalgia warriors!

1. Leafy hedgehog

This was a super fun autumn activity to do with my boy as it involved many parts. It involved a trip outside to find and collect leaves and involved fine motor skills when he needed to stick the spines on the hedgehog. All you need for this activity is paper, a pen to draw the hedgehog, glue and leaves! Super simple and super enjoyable!

2. Finger painting autumn trees

This is a lovely activity to do to show a child about the changing seasons in autumn but can get messy! Again, doesn’t require many materials or even a paintbrush. All you need to do is draw the outline of a bare tree on a piece of paper for your child, give them autumn coloured paints and watch their creativity flourish. Fine and gross motor skills were applied here and it let his creativity sparkle when he chose which colours to use and where to put the colours. A great open ended task that can achieve many results.

3. Handprint spiders

Getting into some more Halloween craft activities with these handprint spiders. I drew the outline of the spider webs first. Then, my boy had fun putting his hand in the paint and was a good sensory experience. We then stuck googly eyes on which helped improve his fine motor skills. It is a great keep sake activity too as it shows their handprint at a certain age.

Halloween handprint spiders

4. Cotton wool ghosts and Halloween glitter

Charlie found this activity so fun to do! I drew the outline of a ghost for him on a piece of paper and then one by one he had to glue cotton wool balls onto the ghost. We then finished it off with googly eyes and Halloween pumpkin glitter. Simple yet effective.

Halloween cotton wool ghost

5. Painted pumpkin

This is one of the ideas that I am most proud of. Carving pumpkins can be great fun but not when you have fibromyalgia and a young toddler. So, I bought my little boy a large white pumpkin, got all my paints out and Halloween glitter again and let him have free rein to decorate it how he wanted. This means no extra pain for me having to carve and empty the pumpkin and more fun for him.

Mummy the Fibro Warrior Top Tip:

  1. Enjoy the autumn time more at home with super simple yet super fun activities for your little one. This means you get to rest more and conserve your energy and stay warm and toast inside!
Happy Halloween

If there is one takeaway I’d like you all to remember today is that crafts don’t need to be expensive, or complicated or arduous for us to set up. Keep crafts super simple and watch your child’s imagination flow! I need you to know you are doing the best you can, your child/children love you just as you are and you are Mummy the Fibro Warrior!

Until next time,

x

p.s. What did you think of the ideas above? Which ideas might you try with your child? Do you have any other autumn craft ideas for me? Do let me know in the comments below!


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