Monday, September 24, 2012

31 Days of October Crafts

October is just around the corner! It's a great time for outdoor activities and all things pumpkin. Since this is absolutely my favorite time of year, I've decided to do a monthly round-up for October Treats and October Crafts.  I've collected a bunch of ideas from some truly creative bloggers and I can't wait to try some of them out with my daycare kids!  There's really something for everyone here.


Here are some of our favorite October Crafts from last year:

1. Handprint Bats
2. Boo Print Magnets
3. Candy Corn Craft 
4. Black Cat -at word review
5. Candy Experiments
6. Thumb-kin Patch 
7. W for (Spider) Webs

 And here are some others that we're looking forward to trying:

8. DIY Halloween Countdown Calendar - KC Edventures
9.  Collaged Autumn Leaves - Creative Playhouse
10.  Toilet Roll Trees and Coffee Filter Leaves - Play Dr. Mom
11.  Witch Fingers - Creative Connections for Kids
12. 5 Little Pumpkins - Reading Confetti
13. Design (and Print!) your own (FREE) pumpkin carving stencil - Projects for Preschoolers
14.  Water Jug Pumpkins - East Coast Mommy
15. Go Away Big Green Monster Fun -Mommy & Me Book Club (Tons of cute activities for this book!)
16. Create an Online Pumpkin Book & more - The Educators' Spin On It
17. Pumpkin Suncatcher - All Done Monkey
18. Googly Eye Spider Mask & Silly Toilet Roll Monsters- Creative Family Fun
19. Gauze Ghosts - Local Fun for Kids
20. Messy Play Yarn Pumpkins & Wax Crayon Halloween Art- Nurture Store
21. Apple Print Pumpkins & Jelly Pumpkins- Playful Learners
22. Torn Paper Pumpkin - Busy Kids Happy Mom
23.  Paper Bag Creations - Inspired by Family Magazine
24. Halloween Lanterns - Red Ted Art
25. Marshmallow Mummies - Toddler Approved
26. Halloween Finger Puppets - Projects for Preschoolers
27. Chalk Ghosts and Satsuma Lanterns - Red Ted Art
28.  Pumpkin Decorating - Play Dr. Mom (many without carving!)
29. Crayon Melt Pumpkins - Sense of Wonder
30.  Spider Web Obstacle Course - Wildlife Fun 4 Kids
31.Glow in the Dark Spider Web - Living Life Intentionally

And another great idea: Book Fairy - East Coast Mommy

Feel free to comment and let me know which activities were your favorites :)

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Happy Crafting!!

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  1. Thanks for including a couple of my ideas for fall fun! Great round up!!!

  2. Ooo, off to check out the other October crafts. I love round ups! Thanks so much for featuring the spider web obstacle course from Wildlife Fun 4 Kids too!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing our torn-paper pumpkins. I think they're super cute!

  4. I saw your post on Pinterest. Please link this to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3 (now live).

    : 0 ) Theresa

  5. Thank you for sharing our Monster fun from Mommy and Me Book Club! I love this great round-up of fun ideas!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing our pumpkins!

  7. What a fabulous list!! And thank you so much for including our crafty bits and bobs twice!! :-)

  8. I Love your site,was cardmaking today and came across your site,I'm now a follower,such a great list for kids and adults to make,grabbed your button for my site so I can get back easily!TY

  9. Love your list of fun Halloween activities and Thank you so much for including the Halloween Finger Puppets. Stop by and let me know when you make your own, I'd love to see them! Happy October. Now I need to share this fun with all my readers too!

  10. Well this should keep me plenty busy! I love it when people compile these types of lists. I have my nephew and my three kids this week and this is just what I was looking for to keep us busy. Thanks!

  11. I just wanted to personally thank you for including our glow in the dark spider webs! You have SO MANY great ideas here!!
    Beth =-)