Thursday, October 15, 2009

an easy craft to celebrate the fall

The month is October with leaves falling down.
What once were all yellow, are scarlet and brown.

This lovely autumn windsock could not be any easier to make. It does require some adult assembly at the very end. What you'll need is a foam sheet about 8 1/2" by 17" in red, orange, yellow or brown. Some fabric loose leaves and one swag of autumn leaves. You will also need glue, a stapler, duct tape and a hole punch. The fabric leaves and swag can be purchased at a crafts store.

Before you begin you will want to cut the swag into three equalish pieces. Okay, now you can start. First have your child glue the loose leaves all over the foam sheet. Once that dries flip it over. Have your child use a small piece of duct tape to tape the end of one of the swag pieces to the foam sheet. Then she can tape the remaining two pieces. The last step is for the grownups. Wrap the sheet around into a cylinder and slightly overlap the ends. Staple it a few times where the ends overlap and it's done. I also punched some holes in the top so we could hang it up.

This is way more than the sum of it's parts and I was amazed at how pretty it looks. Easy enough for toddlers to do too.

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