A very easy fall craft to do with your kids is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. They're made from nature materials and can also be used as Christmas ornaments. Let's get crafting!
Which kid doesn't know the fairy tale about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Maybe your kids even know the Disney movie and just love it.
Most everyone likes fairy tales, but what is even more fun, is making the characters yourself. This easy fall craft is made from unusual materials, most of them you can find in nature.
1. Go outside with your kid to collect hazelnut, acorns and pine cone.
2. Cut three circles out of colored papers, you can use a glass to draw the shape of a circle onto the paper before cutting it.
Then cut the circles into three pieces. You'll later make a cone from each of the pieces.
3. Now, after you and your kids did that, make seven cones and glue their sides so they stand on their own.
4. Take a marker and draw eyes and mouth on hazelnuts. You can get as creative as you wish, but just blue eyes and a red mouth should be enough.
They don't have to look all the same, you can make an individual face for each of the dwarfs if you wish.
Put the cones on top of the hazelnut faces. Now you have seven cute little dwarfs.
Usually the hats hold without further help, but to make them even more long-lasting, you can glue the hats to the hazelnuts.
5. Place pine cone upside down and let your kid color it.
The lower side of the cone should be painted yellow and the upper side blue, because Snow White wears a yellow and blue dress.
6. While the paint is drying take a cork, cut it in half, and draw eyes and mouth onto it.
If you wish you can cut out a small piece of red paper to look like a bow and glue it on top of the cork.
Then glue cork to the pine cone. Now we only need arms to finish Snow White.
You can use small, slim branches or toothpicks, matches, whatever you have and just stick them into the pine cone.
You don't even have to glue it, it will get stuck in with no problems.
Your homemade and very unusual Snow White and Seven Dwarfs are done!
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