This is a very inexpensive and easy Fall craft for preschoolers. It took a few days to finish, but the results were worth it! We started with about 4-5 different pieces of Halloween/Fall scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and then cut/tore out the individual images and designs we liked. Cutting was a great activity for my 4 year old to practice, as was tearing the paper!
Using Mod Podge and foam brushes, the girls “painted” the paper onto a cardboard witch hat (found at Michael’s for a few dollars) with the Mod Podge.
You could use any cardboard shape found at a craft store such as a pumpkin, turkey, letters that spell “Fall”, etc.
The Mod Podge will try clear and a bit shiny. It looks like white glue while you are applying it. Be sure to “paint” over the entire piece of paper you are applying. You can overlap pieces of paper as well. I encouraged the girls to cover the entire cardboard hat, but they turn out really neat either way.
They used their witch hats to decorate their pumpkins this year. They looked great and are sturdy enough to be used year after year.
Written by Anne