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    I always feel like we end up doing the same crafts year after year - not a problem when children haven't already done them but i'm fast running out of ideas for those that have
    Anybody got any new exciting craft ideas they have been doing lately for Autumn that you fancy sharing?
    I have baby, 1 year olds, 3 & 4 year olds.
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    The children have noticed the leaves blowing off the trees so we will go and collect some on Monday and see where that takes us

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    We have collected leaves and stuck them in card leaf cut outs, painted pics of leaves and sprinkled with seeds, collecting pine cones next week
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    We have one or two Autumn bits planned including:

    - collecting leaves, laminating them and then making them into mobiles
    - leaf rubbings
    - collecting beech nuts, conkers and beech nut cases to use as spikes and noses and eyes to make some hedgehogs out of salt dough
    - we made some fantastic sheep cakes using black icing for the faces and legs and mini marshmallows for the wool

    Hope that helps.

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    We made picture frames using leaves, filled the page and then photocopied it. Cut a leaf shape hole in the middle and insert a photo of the child, then laminate it. We have also done this using the cut of bit as a flap to cover the photo when talking about hibernating in the leaves. We cut out leaf shapes on card (about 6) and strung them together. Then on each one stick something that we have collected, or a photo

    Make a fairy world with acorn cups, little cones, twigs and leaves

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    Thanks everyone for the ideas - I ESP love the leave/laminated picture one! That I will defiantly get the children involved with making x
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    Hi, my number one top tip lately and something I feel is now a part if my childminding business is Pinterest- if you are not already on Pinterest I really recommend you have a look, there are so many ideas for everything!! I just type in the search bar what I'm looking for- eg: autumn crafts and 100's of fabulous ideas come up. I'm addicted. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by beejgee View Post
    Hi, my number one top tip lately and something I feel is now a part if my childminding business is Pinterest- if you are not already on Pinterest I really recommend you have a look, there are so many ideas for everything!! I just type in the search bar what I'm looking for- eg: autumn crafts and 100's of fabulous ideas come up. I'm addicted. X
    Thanks for that, I will take a look later. As the original poster said I feel that I am repeating things so new ideas would be great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beejgee View Post
    Hi, my number one top tip lately and something I feel is now a part if my childminding business is Pinterest- if you are not already on Pinterest I really recommend you have a look, there are so many ideas for everything!! I just type in the search bar what I'm looking for- eg: autumn crafts and 100's of fabulous ideas come up. I'm addicted. X
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    Pinterest has a lot to answer for lol!!

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    The younger children enjoy making this tree

    Fingerprint Fall Tree Craft

    and also I print out a picture of a hedgehog and after colouring it we crush dried leaves in a bag then glue them the the hedgehogs body

    Hedgehog Colouring Page
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    Quote Originally Posted by beejgee View Post
    Hi, my number one top tip lately and something I feel is now a part if my childminding business is Pinterest- if you are not already on Pinterest I really recommend you have a look, there are so many ideas for everything!! I just type in the search bar what I'm looking for- eg: autumn crafts and 100's of fabulous ideas come up. I'm addicted. X
    Pinterest saves my life on a regular basis lol!
    It's so good for quick activity ideas, some people have such good imaginations, whereas if it was just me they most exciting activity they'd do would be hand prints xx
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    Not read whole thread so don't know if anyone's said this already but we've just done leaf prints
    Paint the leaf in Autumn colours stick to plain white paper then peel off
    They're currently hanging up to dry and look great xx
    Kelly xx

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    We did apple printing yesterday using autumn colours and I made split pea and autumn vegetable soup.....read Pumpkin Soup.....

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    We did conker painting today. Went to collect them and then painted with them :-D
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    we've been making clay creatures! air drying clay decorated with all the seeds/leaves/acorns etc we found on our walk in the woods. just added googly eyes!

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    We stuck google eyes on dry leaves and added a marker line for a mouth, to bring them to life, we tried to stick them onto sticks for puppets, but it didn't work out and they fell off, but reading this post has given me the idea of laminating them first, gosh it love my laminator and don't know why I didn't think of it myself, I love this forum as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYLVIA View Post
    We made picture frames using leaves, filled the page and then photocopied it. Cut a leaf shape hole in the middle and insert a photo of the child, then laminate it. We have also done this using the cut of bit as a flap to cover the photo when talking about hibernating in the leaves. We cut out leaf shapes on card (about 6) and strung them together. Then on each one stick something that we have collected, or a photo

    Make a fairy world with acorn cups, little cones, twigs and leaves
    Lovely ideas thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by beejgee View Post
    Hi, my number one top tip lately and something I feel is now a part if my childminding business is Pinterest- if you are not already on Pinterest I really recommend you have a look, there are so many ideas for everything!! I just type in the search bar what I'm looking for- eg: autumn crafts and 100's of fabulous ideas come up. I'm addicted. X
    How have I not heard of this site???? Anyone know if any other sites they would recommend??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyskidz! View Post
    Pinterest saves my life on a regular basis lol!
    It's so good for quick activity ideas, some people have such good imaginations, whereas if it was just me they most exciting activity they'd do would be hand prints xx
    It's amazing isn't it?! Xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimps Childminding View Post

    Thanks for that, I will take a look later. As the original poster said I feel that I am repeating things so new ideas would be great!!
    It's well worth a look! X

 

 
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