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Autumn crafts

Mushroom

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • toilet roll
  • red paper cut in a circle
  • white paper

Let’s get to work:

  • Use the white paper to cover the toilet roll, glue it together
  • Make an incision in the red paper circle , exactly half way through
  • Move the two edges where you just cut the red paper closer so that they are overlapping, and glue them together
  • Cut out some white dots from the sheet of paper and apply them on the cap of the mushroom

 

Step 1: Use the white paper
to cover the toilet roll

Step 2: Glue it together

Step 3: Make an incision in the red
paper circle, exactly half way through

Step 4: Move the two edges where you just
cut the red paper closer so that they are
overlapping, and glue them together

Step 5: Cut out some white dots
from the sheet of paper

Step 6: Apply them on
the mushroom. Done!

Umbrella

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • paper squares size 12 x 12 cm in different colours
  • black paper
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Let the children choose 3 different colours and fold 3 kites. See the “how to” page about folding for instructions on folding kites.
  2. Cut out a handle.
  3. Take a sheet of A4 paper and paste the 3 kites next to each other, glue the handle.
  4. As an option you could let the children make raindrops.

 

Spider on high legs

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • brown or black squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
  • brown or black squared paper size 8 x 8 cm
  • brown, black and white paper
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Take 1 square paper size 10 x 10 and 1 square paper size 8 x 8 and fold 16 squares of both sheets. See the how to page for instructions.
  2. Fold all 4 corners,  on both sheets of paper.
  3. Cut 8 long strips and fold them.
  4. Glue the head and body together.
  5. Connect all the legs to the head and make them stand up. You’ll only have to use glue on either ends of the strip.
  6. Cut a cross, eyes and pupils and your spider is finished!

 

Spider

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • brown or black squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
  • brown or black squared paper size 8 x 8 cm
  • brown, black and white paper
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Take 1 square paper size 10 x 10 and 1 square paper size 8 x 8 and fold 16 squares of both sheets. See the how to page for instructions.
  2. Fold all 4 corners, on both sheets of paper.
  3. Cut 8 long strips and fold the ends outwards
  4. Glue the head and body together on a sheet of paper.
  5. Connect all legs to the head.
  6. Cut a cross, eyes and pupils and your spider is finished!

 

 

Leaf of a chestnut tree

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • 5 sheets of brown, green, orange, red or yellow squared paper size 16 x 16 or 12 x 12 cm
  • brown paper
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Take all 5 sheets and use them to fold kites. See the “how to” page about folding for instructions.
  2. Cut out a stem from brown paper and glue it in the middle of the paper.
  3. Take all the kites and glue them on the stem, make sure you attach all kites to the same point on the stem.

 

Mushrooms 1

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • red squared paper sizes 12 x 12 cm, 10 x 10 cm, 8 x 8 cm
  • white and green paper
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  • Take sizes and one by one fold 16 squares. See the how to page for instructions.
  • Make incisions on both sides exactly in the middle.
  • Fold 2 squares away on both sides or cut them off.
  • Fold the edges inwards on the left and right.
  • Repeat this with all sheets of paper.
  • Cut dots from white paper for on the mushroom, the biggest gets the most dots, from there on, one less each time.
  • Cut grass, and paste it on the A4 sheet, paste all the mushrooms from big to small and paste the dots on the mushrooms.

 

Step 1: Make incisions on both sides
exactly in the middle

Step 2: Fold 2 squares away on
both sides or cut them off

Step 3: Fold the edges inwards
on the left and right

Mushrooms 2

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • red and white squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
  • white and green paper
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  • We’ll start with the white square paper by folding it.
  • Cut the paper in half exactly where you folded it.
  • Now take the red square paper and fold it diagonally.
  • Cut the paper in half again, exactly where you folded it.
  • Cut grass, and glue it on the A4 sheet.
  • Glue the white paper on the A4 sheet
  • Glue the hood on top of the white sheet
  • Cut out dots for the hoods.
  • You can give the children an assignment by telling them to make one Mushroom smaller and giving it less dots than the bigger one.

 

 

Step 1: Cut the white
paper exactly  in half

Step 2: Cut the red paper
in half, diagonally

Step 3: Two big Mushrooms
are ready

Step 4: Use one of the two big
Mushrooms, cut them in half

Step 5: Cut the red
paper in half as well

Step 6: Hey, you just
duplicated a Mushroom!

Mushrooms 3

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • red and white squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
  • white and green paper
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  • Use both colours to fold 16 squares. See the “how to” page about folding for instructions.
  • Cut one row of four squares off, do this with both colours.
  • Now take the white piece of paper, you should have 12 squares left, and fold all 4 edges inwards.
  • Take the red piece of paper (also with 12 squares left), and fold the top 2 squares on the long side inwards.
  • Cut out some grass, and glue it on the sheet.
  • Glue the white paper shaft on the sheet.
  • Glue the cap on top of the white sheet.
  • Cut out dots and put them on the cap of the mushroom.

Step 1: Cut off 4 squares
from the white paper

Step 2: Cut of 4 squares
from the red paper

Step 3: Fold the edges inwards

Step 4: All the edges are now inwards

Step 5: On the red paper,
fold 2 edges inwards

Step 6: You’re done!

Leaves

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • red, yellow, and orange squared paper size 10 x 10 cm
  • brown paper
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  • Start of with a 16 square piece of paper
  • Fold one edge
  • Make incisions along the sides
  • Fold the edges inwards

 

Step 1: Using 16 squares,
fold one edge

Step 2: It should look
like this

Step 3: Make incisions
along both sides

Step 4: More incisions

Step 5: Start folding the edges

Step 6: Fold as shown

Step 7: Keep on folding!

Step 8: Almost done

Step 9: Not bad indeed!

Autumn tree

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • red, yellow, orange, green and brown squared paper size 8 x 8 cm
  • brown squared paper size 20 x 20 cm
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  • Use several colours 8 x 8 cm paper and fold 16 squares. Fold the edges inwards. See the how to page for instructions on folding 16 squares.
  • Use 20 x 20 cm brown paper and also fold 16 squares.
  • Make incisions on both sides between row 1 and 2.
  • Fold the edges diagonally so you’ll get triangles and fold the other 3 squares on both sides inwards.
  • Glue the trunk on the A4 sheet of paper and glue all the 8 x 8 papers on the trunk.

 

Step 1: Use the large brown 16 squared
paper and make incisions

Step 2: Cut or fold as shown

Step 3: Fold the base diagonally

Step 4: Use the other paper
with 16 squares

Step 5: Fold all edges

Step 6: That’s one down,
make as many  as you like

Snail

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • template of snail (see autumn download page)
  • crayons or pencils
  • wool
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Let the children colour the snail and cut out the picture .
  2. Glue it on the sheet of paper.
  3. Cut a large string of wool, and first circle it without using glue from the inside to the outside to check if the string is long enough.
  4. If you have enough string, glue it to the paper as shown on the example.

Sequence leaf

Materials needed :

  • scissors
  • glue
  • template of a leaf
  • circles size 0.6 mm in different colours
  • any colour A4 paper

Let’s get to work:

  1. Copy the template and hand them out to the children.
  2. Let them make a sequence around the edge of the leaf.
  3. You can also do this with a picture of a Mushroom or any other object. For authenticity you can also only use colours seen in autumn.