Fall Craft: Puzzle Tree

This fall puzzle tree is a great craft to help transition your kiddos from their Halloween candy comas into a Thanksgiving state of mind.  My husband is Canadian while I am American and I am always trying find a way to sort of bridge our two Thanksgivings.  Canada’s is the same day as Columbus day (beginning of October), which means we have about a month between the two holidays.  I found this craft a little too late for this year, but next year I am going to do this puzzle tree, only use bigger puzzle pieces and have our tree be the length of a wall instead of a piece of paper.  Then, every day or so between Canadian Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving,  we will sit as a family and say one thing we are each thankful for.  We will write them on our puzzle pieces and place them on our tree.  By the time American Thanksgiving rolls around we will have quite an amazing Thanksgiving Tree!  Thanks for the idea PBS!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • brown paper bag (the kind you use for a bag lunch)
  • construction paper (we used blue for the color of the sky)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • puzzle pieces
  • red, yellow, orange and green paint
  • paper plate
  • paintbrush
  • fork

Here’s how to make it -> Fall Puzzle Tree Tutorial

Fall Craft: Fall Wreath on the Cheap

It is finally starting to cool off here in Texas, a bit anyway, and it is totally putting me in the mood to do some fall decorating.  I don’t really have a fall wreath, only Halloween, so I have been on the hunt for some good ideas.  I absolutely love the simplicity of this fall wreath from Thrifty Decor Chic.  I also love the cost to make it… only $11!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • thick foam core board
  • 6 packages of fall elaves form the dollar store
  • glue gun

Here’s how to make it -> Fall Wreath Tutorial