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Autumn Leaf Mobile

Category Art and Craft

A simple craft for all the children to participate in to create a hanging autumn leaf mobile.

Using natural materials found in the garden during autumn, create these cute and simple stick people. Great for creativity and open-ended learning.

Create an autumn tree with cotton balls and paint to create a colourful autumn effect. 

Children can use stones to trace patterns which helps a child to focus on when they are feeling unsettled.

Create this easy to make hide and seek sensory bottle for children to find different objects. 

Help an upset child to settle using the balloon stress balls, which children can use to manipulate.

Children can create these pumpkins as part of Halloween celebrations.

Create these "friendly" skeletons for Halloween. 

Monster Wreaths

Category Art and Craft

This Halloween, create a monster wreath to hang in the room. 

Materials Need: 

  • Paper plate
  • cotton balls
  • black paper (cut into small circles to fit onto the cotton balls)
  • white cardboard (cut into triangles as teeth)
  • Paint
  • Yellow cardboard
  • scissors
  • glue

What to do: 

  • Cut a circle from the middle of a paper plate so it creates a wreath.
  • Have child paint around the "wreath". It can be any colour as this is the monster face. 
  • After the paint dries, child glues the cotton balls on top of the monster face. 
  • On top of the cotton balls, child glues black paper circles (to create the pupils). 
  • The white triangles are glues in the middle of the wreath to create the monster teeth. 
  • Glue to horns on.
  • Hang them in the room, or use them as part of a monster theme Halloween display. 

Hints and Tips: 

  • Have the materials ready, so toddlers can create their own monster wreath as well. 
  • Use googly eyes instead of cotton balls for the eyes. 
  • Have different colours paint for the face, to create colourful monsters. 
  • Add a dash of glitter. 

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