Some autumn ideas

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The tree printout has been laminated – if you don’t have a laminator (and lots of us don’t) then use tacky back.

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playdough – homemade and coloured with poster paint. Leaves cut out using a cake decorating cutter. This would be a lovely activity for a small group in Sunday school or at home. If you add vanilla extract to the dough it smells amazing.

Playdough recipe – This playdough is a no cook recipe – it uses boiling water so has to be made by an adult.

Recipe

1 cup flour

1/4 cup salt

1 teaspoon cream of tarter (you really do need this – don’t be tempted to leave it out and make sure it’s in date. It’ll stop the dough going slimy)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil (don’t use a nut oil in case children are allergic)

3/4 cup boiling water

Food colouring paste or ready mix water colour paint for colour

To make – add all the dry ingredients together in a mixer and then add the oil, boiling water and colouring and mix till a soft dough. You can mix by hand but it’ll take longer.

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autumn wreath

Autumn/fall craft

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This is a simple autumn wreath.

What you need:

A card circle with the middle cut out. You can buy these but I drew round a paper plate and a pencil pot. Use a low weight card to make cutting out easier.

Glue

Hole punch

Tissue paper, in autumn colours, to cover the wreath and some to scrunch up into ‘berries’

Leaf shapes in autumn colours, plus a few green (this adds a bit of zing to the picture!)

Yellow wool to tie through a hole (use a hole punch)

Display some autumn pictures to give children ideas.

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Looking back ..

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