The Oregon rain has arrived and this is the perfect time to bring fall’s bounty inside for crafts and activities. Gather the following materials, watch the video and have fun! 

Natural Materials Needed: 

  • Leaves from trees around the neighborhood 
  • Small Pumpkin 
  • Ears of corn on the cob 

Craft Supplies Needed: 

  • Crayons 
  • White printer paper 
  • Child safe, washable paint 
  • Red, green and black construction paper 

Other Materials Needed: 

  • Long golf tees 
  • Adult sized hammer 
  • Child sized hammer 
  • Tape to hold paper on table 
  • Scissors 

For more information, visit for “The Importance of Art in Child Development” and Scholastic Parents about “Why Messy is Good” to learn how to create an arts and crafts environment for your family.