Celebrate the arrival of autumn with these fun seasonal projects.
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These simple pumpkins inspired by paper-chain dolls let kids create a string of festive faces. For the small trio shown here, download our template, below. Accordion-fold an 18- by 5-inch piece of orange paper (tape two pieces together, if needed) into six 3-inch sections. Using the template, cut out the shape. For symmetrical features, cut them from a sheet of black paper folded in half. Attach them with a glue stick.
Use beautiful fall leaves as canvases for doodle designs. Press colorful finds inside a heavy book for about 10 days, then draw on them with metallic paint markers. To add a bit more strength and shine, seal the finished leaves with Mod Podge.
Make no bones about it: this is a spellbinding Halloween party craft! Cover a work area with plastic wrap, then set out cotton swabs, cotton balls, black paper, and glue. Using plenty of glue, your guests can build skeletons from the swabs, cutting them into different lengths as needed, then attach cotton ball skulls and black paper faces. When the glue is dry, the skeletons can be hung up with thread.