Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fun Fall Wreath for Toddlers

Yesterday, on the first official day of Fall, the boys and I went for a nature walk. We decided we would go look for fallen leaves and acorns. After collecting our little stash of Fall I figured I could find something simple and fun to do on Pinterest.
Right I was when I typed in fall toddler craft with leaves. A whole long Pinterest list sprung up. I sifted through a bit and found a couple that I thought we could do. Or rather, I saw one I would love to have pulled off and another I knew my 3 and 1 year old were capable of.

On yesterday's post I shared the two crafts I pinned and said I would report back with our end product. I am so pleased with how the boys did and how easy-peasy it was for me to facilitate.

In the end, I attribute our craft success to glue dots. We have a few random crafty goods leftover from making our wedding invitations - glue dots being one of them. We also have the blue ribbon you see below. These two bits that I have in our very small craft drawer have gone a long way these past years and I am so thankful for that!
 What you need:
Fall foliage of your picking
Glue dots
Ribbon
Paper plate
Scissors
Hole punch (This one isn't necessary, but we used it to make a small hole to put the ribbon through.)
For the craft, I cut out the center of the paper plates for the boys. After that, I scattered a number of glue dots onto our newly cut paper plate wreaths. Once I did that, I let the boys have fun placing the leaves and acorns onto the dots. No messy glue. Nor sticky glue. Just little dots that held the leaves and acorns beautifully.
They both enjoyed this little craft and ever since I hung them up over our mantel, my oldest has told me that he really really likes his wreath. And how my idea to hang them over the mantel was a gweat idea!
He literally has been ogling his own end product since we finished. He is so incredibly proud of his contribution to our home decor. And, I am loving them over the mantel too! 

In all, I'm so happy with how they turned out as well as how easy the glue dots made the whole craft. I imagine this being a great little craft for years to come on the first day of Fall. 

What say you? Like our little wreaths? What first day of Fall crafts did y'all do? Or, if you went out to relish in the beautiful weather, share what's your favorite part about the start of the season!


Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over to Kent Heartstrings for more Fall Fun!

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    1. Yay! They turned out so sweet, Theresa! I was pretty excited :)

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  2. So, so cute! And I love where you hung them! I love the leaves changing colors and spending more time outside than inside! :)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Haha, my 3 year old reallllly loves where I hung them too. And, I am with you on spending more time outside. It's been so amazing! The temperatures, the colors, the breezy wind, and all the fall cozy clothes!

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  3. So cute! I know my kids would adore this - I'll have to get some glue dots for us and try it out! Cecilia was making a "leaf man" today and was getting frustrated by the lack of stickiness from the glue sticks...

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    1. Thanks, Rosie! The glue dots made all the difference!

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  4. Ack! The cuteness! Those are so perfect where you hung them. We did some last year, and now you've got me wanting to do them again, especially with my 4 and 6 year olds.

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    1. The boys really love where I hung them as do I! They look great with the colors of our fireplace! I'm a fan! Do them again! Quick and easy-peasy, and glue dots!

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  5. Aww, this is so cute! It's perfect for toddlers.

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    1. Yay! Thanks, Jenna! It really was perfect for them. Even my 19-month old did great!

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  6. This is so cute! It seems like the perfect children's craft.

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! The glue dots are what really made it just for them.

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  7. Love this, Amanda! Beautiful wreaths, and it sounds like it was a beautiful time, as well.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! The boys really enjoyed it and I think the best part was seeing their little faces light up when we hung them. So cute!

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