Handicrafts with toddlers in autumn – beautiful pumpkin art made of pearls and potpourri
Children from the age of 3 begin to be interested in arts and crafts. They also love to do handicrafts, especially with paper and glue. Promote your creativity through handicrafts that you can enjoy together. Autumn offers the perfect opportunity to try new things and let off steam creatively. Here we show you a great idea for handicrafts in autumn with toddlers.
Tinker with small children in autumn
This simple craft project is perfect for toddlers ages 4 and up. And while other children’s pictures end up in the trash, this beautiful pumpkin art has the potential to become one of your favorite pieces of fall decoration. The dried flowers give the whole thing a beautiful structure and exude a unique charm.
black construction paper
orange construction paper
Dried flowers (potpourri autumn mix)
white craft glue
The dimensions of the work of art depend on the size of the craft materials. In this case, there are larger dried flowers and parts of plants in the potpourri mix, which are more effective on a large background. For example, if you are using buttons as a craft material, you can cut out a much smaller rectangle.
1. Draw a pumpkin with your free hand on the black construction paper. It is best to use a white pencil. Make a hole in the middle with the scissors and cut along the line.
If you are not so sure about your artistic skills, you can of course use a ready-made pumpkin template. Simply print it out, cut it out and use it as a template.
2. Place the finished template on the orange construction paper and glue it to the back.
3. Apply white craft glue with a brush.
4. Scatter and arrange the pearls on the glue.
Let the children sort the pearls by color too: green for the leaf on the stem, yellow and orange for the pumpkin.
5. Then apply glue again and distribute the dried flowers. Arrange the large pieces first and then fit the smaller ones in the gaps.
6. Let the glue dry completely.