Also with the clocks due to go back an hour on October 26th the dark and cold nights are soon to hit. So what do you do with your days when it's cold and raining outside? I'm all for wrapping up warm and putting on the wellies and raincoats but sometimes it's nicer to stay snuggled inside in the warm.
The children have been collecting conkers recently. On the way to and from school in the afternoons they have filled the basket of the pushchair with conkers and we have been looking into things that we can do with them. One picture that has popped up a lot recently is the conker caterpillar, which is very effective.
Also conker spiders with pipe cleaner legs and googly eyes are also simple but effective crafts too.
These craft ideas along with instructions can be found at www.redtedart.com
There are also lots of leaf art crafts to try out too. Whether it's making pictures from various different sizes and colours of leaves or painting them and doing leaf printing.
One other craft is bird feeders with pine cones. Gather up some fir cones and tie string around the end. Smother the pine cone in peanut butter and then roll in some bird seed. Then hang them in the garden for the birds.
Whatever you decide to do, days in are more likely than days out over the Winter months, unless you wrap up warm and go on an adventure well prepared. We live near the local woodland and will no doubt do autumn walks through the woods to collect up some supplies for our craft days. We will be armed with our welly boots and rainsuits!
Oh and some hot chocolate for when we get home again.