I have been talking a lot about cleaning up and preparing your home for colder weather, so now let’s talk about making your home prettier! Creating fall decorations is a great way to bond with friends and family, brighten the home, and get in the autumn spirit!

If you aren’t creatively inclined – don’t worry! I have put together simple and fun fall craft ideas just for you!

Pumpkin painting – Everyone knows that pumpkins represent fall! Take a trip to the local pumpkin patch and find your favorite pumpkin. Take them home, and paint them with your aging loved ones. You can also carve them of course!
Scarecrow – Take all of those leaves you just raked and put them to good use. Make a scarecrow by stuffing old clothes and stocks full of leaves. Tie them all together, and hang your new scarecrow in the front yard.
Apple printing – Crisp apples are the best in the fall, but did you know they are also great for stamping? Cut an apple in half, dip it in paint, and you can stamp anything from paper to clothing.

One of my favorite things to do is something I saw Martha Stewart do years ago!  All you need to do is get some small pumpkins, paint them with glue using a paint brush or a sponge brush. Then cover them with fall colored glitter!  Simply sprinkle glitter on them until they are good and covered. I usually do it over a cookie sheet. They really are pretty on your Thanksgiving table!

Craft activities are things families can do together no matter how young or old. Imagine the memories created for young children when they do a fun craft with their grandparents or great-grandparents.

If you have a loved one who would enjoy doing a seasonal outing or craft activity but you are unable to participate with them, let us know. We would be happy to make sure their caregiver offers them some fun activities. Maybe they can make a surprise to bring to decorate your holiday table!


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