Do you get Family Fun magazine? If you like to make things with your kids in the kitchen or at the craft table, this mag has a wealth of original, inexpensive, ideas. I often even find a kid craft that’s pretty enough to display in the house proudly, like this leaf mobile. I mean, let’s face it, we love our kids but maybe would like our homes to look stylish, too, and some of the “crafts” we make here at our house don’t exactly blend with the decor. But this mobile added just enough fall to our family room, which is primarily green and blue, making it hard to incorporate fall colors without looking crazy. (Come to think of it, how am I going to decorate for Christmas this year? Hmmm…) Anyway, the instructions for the leaf mobile are here. Except for the fact that clear contact paper can drive a sane woman mad, this was super simple and the kids loved helping me collect the leaves from around the neighborhood. I just happened to have a roll of the darn stuff, but you could take your leaves to an office supply store to see if they could laminate them for you.
Here is a closeup of our mobile.
And here is a shot of it in the room. As you can see, it helped give that corner height. Maybe by the time fall is over I’ll finally get a lamp for my beloved nesting tables.
Here are some other fall fun crafts for you and the kiddos that I’ve handpicked for their display-worthiness.
This one is a fall branch made from buttons and twigs from Meet the Dubiens.
These wax paper and crayon leaves are a great way to use up the crayons in your house that have seen better days.
Have fun bringing fall into your home…with your kids!