Fun Fall Crafts for Kids

The official start of fall is finally here! I don’t know about you, but this year has really flown by for me. Up in Alaska, we are gearing up for our winter weather which will be here in just a few short weeks. So I thought, what better way to prepare for the best time of the year than some fun fall crafts you can enjoy with the kids. From pumpkins to turkeys and everything in between, be sure to check them out!

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1. Fall Leaf Wreaths

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How cute are these fall leaf wreaths from Happiness is Homemade? And getting out and collecting your leaves with your little ones is half the fun!

 

2. Caramel Apple Popsicle Stick

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I can’t lie – one of my favorite things about this season is all of the great food! Check out these cute caramel apple popsicle sticks from The Classy Chapter.

 

3. Fingerpainting a Pumpkin

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If you’re like me and have a toddler in the house, MomDot has a great idea to try fingerpainting a pumpkin as a toddler-friendly alternative to carving.

 

4. Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Magnet

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What to do with the leftover popsicle sticks from the caramel apple craft? Head over to This Girl’s Life Blog to make this adorable pumpkin or other fun fall magnet crafts including a scarecrow, a witch, and more!

 

5. Baby Food Jar Turkey

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Lastly, it wouldn’t be fall without a turkey! Play Dough & Popsicles has a great tutorial on how to make this one out of recycled materials!

These fall crafts are quick, simple, and fun for kids of all ages! Which one is your favorite?

Things to do in Fairbanks, Alaska

Nestled in the Interior of Alaska, Fairbanks is a tight-knit community of 32,000. While not what most people typically imagine when they think of Alaska, Fairbanks boasts breathtaking scenery, wild animals, and untouched nature. It has also been my home for the past year and a half. In that time, I’ve gotten to know and explore the area and people. I’ve compiled a list of some things to do in Fairbanks, Alaska that are family and budget friendly. Planning a trip to Alaska soon? Add some of these to your itinerary!

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DIY Hook Rack

This DIY hook rack is so cute and can be easily customized to fit your decor and needs. This one is now proudly displayed in my daughter’s room as a coat hanger, but the possibilities here are endless. It is so simple to make, my three-year-old joined in the process! All in all, this DIY hook rack took a few hours and cost less than $30 to make.

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Rory Neil’s Aviation Nursery

Rory Neil is six weeks old and I have finally finished his aviation nursery. (Better late than never, right?) When I found out that we were having a boy, I was clueless as to how I wanted to decorate. My daughter’s nursery, with all things pink and girly, came much easier of course! After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I stumbled upon Jennifer’s nursery at MommyBeta. I fell in love with the airplane wall she had designed above her son’s crib. With my husband’s career in the Air Force, aviation was a perfect theme for my Rory. I re-created her look and then let my imagination go from there.

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Large DIY Chalkboard for Apartments or Temporary Living

This DIY chalkboard was so simple to make and looks beautiful hanging on our wall where we had nothing but a big white space before. My daughter absolutely loves it and it is something that we can enjoy doing together. Most of all, this tutorial is that it was designed to come off of the wall so that taking it down for moving is fast and easy! As a military family who is moving around every 2 – 3 years, this was a big deal for us!

 

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Sophia Jayne’s Nursery

With baby number two’s due date only seven weeks away (eek!), I’ve found myself reminiscing more and more about the baby days with our daughter. That is, what I can remember. Those first 8 weeks were mostly spent in a zombie-like state of exhaustion. I do, however, remember the excitement that came with decorating her nursery. Never mind the fact that our budget was almost non-existent in those days or that little move to Korea we made just two months after she was born, I was determined to have the perfect nursery!

 

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DIY Sand and Water Table

It has been a very long, dark, and cold Alaskan winter stuck inside the house. That is why I knew that I wanted my daughter’s birthday present to be something that we could enjoy together as a family outside. I didn’t know what I was looking for exactly. After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I stumbled across this beautiful DIY sand and water table from Bumble & Bean.

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