Fall is the craftiest time of the year. The vibrant color of the falling leaves, the smell of pumpkin spice, the crisp temperatures – it all combines to make us want to snuggle inside and get crafty. So we’ve gathered three of our favorite easy craft projects to enjoy on a beautiful fall day.
Happy Little Monsters
These little monsters make great party favors. Get some felt in assorted bright colors, cut front-and-back pieces to make the body in whatever shape you want, hand-sew together (leaving a one-inch opening), stuff with cotton and sew closed. Then glue on eyes, hair, mouth to bring your monster to life. [Photo Credit: Shutterstock]
These will make you smile! Get a bag of satsuma or mandarin oranges. (Satsuma are nice because their loose skin makes them easy to peel without tearing). Cut off the top, scoop out the fruit inside, wash inside and out, then cut out a spooky or sweet face and add a tea light candle. So cute, and you get a bright, healthy snack out of it, too! [Photo Credit: Witch Craft]
Recycled Paper Bats Mobile
Save up some paper towel and toilet paper rolls heading into Halloween. Then all you need is colored construction paper and string. Wrap the rolls in paper and then glue on wings, eyes, mouth, ears to give your bats personality. When the glue has dried, tie with string and hang upside down (an embroidery ring works as the mobile base). [Photo Credit: Shutterstock]
Halloween is all about the crafts and the sweets. Don’t miss our article on healthy alternatives to Halloween candy. And if you just can’t resist Halloween candy, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Check out how to eat less sugar without throwing away your Halloween candy and how to do a post-Halloween sugar detox in 3 easy steps.