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Get Creative: 3 Kid-Friendly Fall Crafts For the Next Rainy Day

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During this time of the year, the perfect Texas Hill Country weather may have you spending every spare minute outdoors. However, there is bound to come a time when excursions outside your home are just not possible. During these situations, you might find yourself scrambling to entertain your youngest family members. A great way to keep them busy is by utilizing arts and crafts.

The internet is flush with all sorts of fun projects, but we here at the Texas Hill Country page have done the hard work for you. Below are three crafts we have found that are sure to keep the kiddos distracted, and as a bonus, they act as a great catalyst for discussions about fall and the changing season!

1. Colorful Mini-Pumpkins

Photo: Youtube/Mom Spark

Materials Needed:

  • Pumpkin or gourd (Mom Spark’s website suggestions a white one like the one shown in the video above.)
  • Crayons
  • Clear tacky glue
  • A source of direct heat such as a blow dryer or heat gun
  • Trash bag to protect whatever surface you are working on

This craft is definitely a great opportunity for you to spend quality time with the little people in your life. Because it does require some gluing and melting, this project would be best suited for school-age children. Once your pumpkins are finished, put them on display for an extra special piece of fall decor.

2. Swinging Monsters

Monster Mobile from Happy Hooligans
Photo: Pinterest/Happy Hooligans

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Plastic Eyes
  • Craft Foam
  • Paint
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Glue

This simple craft is perfect for children from pre-school age and up. As always, we encourage you to oversee the activity, as it does involve some cutting and gluing. For an added touch of fun, compete to see who can make the scariest, or the silliest, monster mobile! For a full list of directions, follow this link to the Happy Hooligans blog.

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