I totally forgot this was a thing, but decided to do this with 4 websites.
Since I’m letting my “primary” site expire (it was an experiment and it filled it’s need, so the special extras are expiring), I’m going to use this challenge this month to up my content on all four niche sites.
I’m going to try to keep with the fall/Halloween theme but also thinking winter/Christmas/Thanksgiving- crafts and of course, allergy friendly recipes.
This will coinside with a major holiday promotion I’m starting today as well as prep for Campnano next month, so I’ll be leaving one challenge to enter another.
If anyone is doing Blogtober, I’d love to see some links in the comments
This is a fun wall hanger for children to decorate.
You wi\n￼ll need a large piece of green felt
a smaller size of brown felt
Hot glue gun
Circles of velcro
Colorful pieces of felt
Piece of string and scissors
First, cut either a tree or triangle shape out of the green (around 2-4 feet in size- depending on how big you want the tree)
Cut a large square (or rectangle) out of the brown felt
Hot glue the brown felt to the bottom of the green to make the tree
Cut a small hole (or small holes) in the top of the tree to tie the string through to hang the tree. Alternative- get a large piece of white felt and hot glue the whole tree onto the large white felt- the cut holes in the top edges of the white and tie the yarn through the holes to hang the tree on the wall.
Cut all the colored felt into shapes of various sizes, take one side of the velcro and stick or glue it to the backs of the shapes. Take the other sides and stick them to the tree in random locations.
Hang the tree and have your kids decorate their new toy. They can take the ornaments off and stick them on where every they want.
To make the ornaments:
Cut out the shapes
You can use only the basic shapes or you can cut smaller shapes and hot glue the smaller shapes onto the larger shapes.
This is a classic for a Christmas tree. They have been around for decades.
You will need multi colored construction paper, scissors and glue
Cut the construction paper into strips- 1-3 inches in width.
Fold the strip and glue the edges of the first circle in the chain
Fold the next link through the center of the first link and glue it closed.
Repeat until the chain is the size you want.
It’s a very simple, yet potentially time consuming, project for children of all ages. You can use it for your banister, tree or any inside decorations.
For this ornament, you will need a variety of pipe cleaners- definately one green for the base of the tree. First, fold a pipe cleaner into a triangle, take the edges and fold them over and shape out the tree.
Next, take a red (or another color) pipe cleaner, form it into a rectangle and wrap the edges around the bottom of the triangle.
Take more of that color and wrap- measure a little over the length and cut the pieces for a smoother wrap.
Take another color of the pipe cleaner and measure a bit longer than the top of the tree (leave a tiny hole) and start wrapping. Go 2-3 layers, then switch colors and keep going until you reach the bottom.
Smooth out the tree and reshape, if needed.
Take a white pipe cleaner (or another color) and cut about 3-4 inches. Stick one end through the hole and wrap the ends together to use to hang the tree.
These are cute and playful, perfect for snow days and geared towards younger children learning how to read. If you’re interested in what you see, the website is attached to get more (this is NOT an affiliate link- I do not get paid and I have verified this source)
Young readers can warm up their reading skills with this chilly snowman worksheet. Want more? Visit education.com for spelling, reading, and math resources.
You need black fabric, black pipe cleaners, black yarn, googly eyes and a hot glue gun
cut a piece of fabric to cover the jar
Wrap it around the jar and tie it with the yarn.
Tuck the edges in the bottom of the jar
Fold the pipe cleaners in half, insert them inside the jar and fold them like spider legs
Glue the eyes on and add any other decorations