Under 2 hours
Presented by Jen Woodhouse of House of Wood.
Enjoy these three fun crafts projects with your kids and celebrate the fall season. They are easy to do and can be made with common household items.
Apple/Pumpkin Stamps - Gather Materials
- Craft paint
- Googly eyes stickers
- Kitchen knife
- Cutting board
Prepare the Apple
- Cut the apple in half.
- Paint the cut side of the apple.
Press the Stamp
- Place the painted cut side down onto the paper and press firmly.
- Lift up and fill the base in with additional paint if needed.
Decorate the Imprint
- Use a small paintbrush and brown paint to paint the ridges of the pumpkin and the stem. Use green paint to paint the leaves and vines.
- Stick on some googly eyes to give your pumpkin some personality!
Pumpkin Volcanoes - Gather Materials
- Foam or real mini pumpkins
- Baking soda
- Dish detergent
- Food coloring
- Knife and spoon
Carve the Pumpkin
Use the knife and spoon to carve the pumpkin and hollow out the insides.
Prepare the Lava
- Put a few tablespoons of baking soda into the pumpkin cavity.
- Squeeze a few squirts of dish detergent into the pumpkins.
- Add food coloring of your choice.
Erupt the Volcano
Pour the vinegar in and watch the pumpkin erupt!
Haunted Castle - Gather Supplies
- Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
- Black craft paint
- Paper plate
- Scissors and/or utility knife
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Scrap piece of cardboard
- Metallic markers
Design Your Castle
- Determine the structure of your castle and use scissors and a utility knife
to cut out the parts from the paper towel rolls. Feel free to get creative!
- Paint the rolls black and, once the paint is dry, use the metallic markers to decorate your castle.
- Draw windows, stones and anything else you want on your castle.
Glue the Castle Parts
- Cut out a platform out of scrap cardboard. This is so the second tier of the castle has something to sit on.
- Use the hot glue gun and glue the castle parts together. We placed five short rolls on the bottom row and two short rolls on top, with one long roll in the middle for the tower.
Make a Turret
- Cut a slit into the paper plate and curl it into a cone shape.
- Use the hot glue gun to secure the parts.
- Paint the turret black and place it on top of the tower.
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A performing songwriter by trade, Jen Woodhouse has released three albums, toured the world, and has licensed her music to national television shows, commercials, and films, including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules, Starbucks, United Way, and more. Most recently, Jen has added ‘DIY Blogger’ to her eclectic resume. A musician, military wife, and mother to two young children, Jen authors The House of Wood as her creative outlet for all things DIY and design, where she documents her adventures in woodworking, furniture and interior design, and home decor. Jen’s work has been featured on Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, and Apartment Therapy. Jen is a TV spokesperson for Hometalk, the largest home and garden community on the web and has worked with such brands as The Home Depot, RYOBI Tools, Minwax, Kreg, General Electric, among others.