As I sit here in the often sweltering heat of Australian Summer, I can’t help but look forward to Autumn and Winter and being able to go outside again. It’s just too hot so much of the time, and the sun has such a bite to it, and to top it off, after extensive flooding down the entire Eastern coast we have a bumper crop of mosquitos, and apparently, they really love me!
Thinking of Autumn, I think of the glorious smells of the fallen leaves mulching into the ground, and seeing mushrooms sprout up all over the place! My little Hobbity heart just loves mushrooms, both to eat and to look at, so here’s 12 adorable mushroom crafts for the kiddos… but of course, if all the materials are out anyway, you can’t help but make them too!
Fairy Mushroom House Activity
This is so cute!!! I just printed one off for my daughter, thought about it, went back, and printed one out for myself! I love activities that are as fun for her as they are for me. I also love these sorts of crafts that are so simple, they don’t require much preparation but will be a nice way to spend half an hour with your tiny human.
Paper Mushroom Craft
Ummm, that’s a bit cute! Look at his little face!!! I also like that you could hide things in this one, like a few tiny chocolates or something! I also like that they give you a template or show you how it looks with colored card and no template.
Origami Mushroom Craft
You know there’s always going to be origami in my craft lists! These are adorable and whilst they are a little tricky, they’re not too tough, and I like that you don’t necessarily need origami paper for them.
Papier Mâché Mushrooms
I just love these!!! I love how clear the step-by-step pictures are, and how customizable they are! I can’t wait to make these, though I think mine will be a little smaller as I think smaller ones would have more applications outside of Christmas tree ornaments, though I might make larger ones for my tree later this year, too!
Rainbow Mushroom Lanterns
These are so pretty!!! I love the idea of having one of these lit as we sit on the porch, enjoying the night air. You could also add glitter to the glue! I also kind of want to try this with watercolors on tissue paper.
Recycled Nature Basket
This simple, cute, yet effective craft is one I can see my daughter really liking. It’s always fun to see what we’re going to do with the latest empty cereal box! It’s usually hats, so this is a nice change of pace.
Recycled Mushroom Hats
And we’re back to hats! There was a lot of really awesome mushroom hats online a few months back, and I love this kid-make version! I still want a giant mushroom cap made from fabric, but in the mean time we can have cardboard ones.
Umm, these are ridiculously cute! This simply titled craft activity makes use of the things everyday folks leave behind – well that was a Wombles reference straight out of the blue! But yes, these are made with items you will often have and just chuck into the recycling bin. Keep in mind that many modern packing peanuts are actually made from corn starch and will dissolve when exposed to liquid.
Cutest Mushroom Craft for Kids
This is a great little activity for kids that they can do pretty much solo, assuming they have appropriate safety scissors. Great for when you’re trying to keep them occupied while you get dinner made and you don’t want them plonked in front of the TV.
Ummmm, these are SO stinking cute!!! I love acorns, they’re kind of my personal motif and feature heavily in my everyday jewellery. So, I love seeing acorn crafts and these combine acorns WITH mushrooms! Ugh! So cute! Can’t wait until I can get my hands on some acorns to make these! Of course, with a small child, there’s a fair bet if I go check my coat pockets or the bottom of my handbag that I will find acorns placed there by tiny hands on a walk months ago. Tell me you didn’t just go, ‘awww’!
The mushroom house is actually craft number four on this page, but I had to include it because the second my daughter saw it she wanted to make it! You don’t get a better craft recommendation than that!
Origami Mushroom Wreath
This is the craft that prompted me to make this list! I cannot wait to make this beautiful origami wreath! It’s so pretty but still accessible and the end result is just so much fun.
All these great mushroom crafts will tide me over until I can go and forage some real mushrooms in a few months! Happy crafting!