Fall is here! The kids are back in school and you’re back into your normal routine – preparing for school, homework, afterschool activities, then repeat! But let’s not forget this colorful fall season provides a lot of creative outlets for your family. Take advantage of the wonderful pumpkin farms and corn mazes (there are lots in the Triangle area) – these are great for fellowship, physical activity, and even creativity. Who doesn’t love selecting a pumpkin at the end of the trail and taking it home to carve or draw a face on it? Parents can get the fall spirit by trying an art class at your favorite craft store. Or turn your kitchen table into an art center. Try making some cinnamon cocoa or latte and sit with your young artist and draw a fall tree. Or challenge your child to show you the many things they can create from a simple shape, like a circle. Something about crafting with leaves is just so fun to me, and the possibilities are endless!
While I love the fall with the colorful leaves and cooler weather it brings, it also brings thousands of little critters. I’m speaking of the friendly little spiders that collect in the corners of our doorways and in the dark nooks of our homes. Although I am not the biggest fan of spiders (maybe if they were all as pretty as Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web), their talent to design the most beautiful webs cannot be ignored. Spiders are awesome subject matters for fall craft projects and of course Halloween. So I have a wonderful craft for you that is so easy and is a winner among young artist! Stay Creative my friends!!