When the rain hits around here, cabin fever quickly descends unless we seek creative indoor entertainment. Luckily we have a huge supply of cozy kid-friendly fall activities for those chilly afternoons indoors.
If you’re still waiting for that first baby to arrive, you can while away the time with our DIY baby mobile made of beautiful paper birds. Or, you can whip up a few homemade hemp diaper liners to fill out your cloth diaper layette. Don’t forget to buy or use your library for free access to books! Check out our practical little publication, The Eco-nomical Baby Guide for some entertaining and eco-friendly reading.
Those of us who already have a few little helpers will enjoy our homemade Play-dough recipes. You can even combine playtime with snack by making Edible Play-Dough! While you’re mixing up play clay, make some salt dough for Baked Dough Christmas ornaments that can be slipped into stockings in just a few weeks.
Clove oranges are another great craft that can later be used for homemade seasonal gifts. You’ll enjoy pomanders as all natural air fresheners that will bring those spicy scents into your home before the holidays hit.
Even if it isn’t quite time for snow, you can make some elegant paper snowflakes with your children on those long cold afternoons and then string them in the windows! And one of our favorite creative recycled playthings is the DIY Cardboard Dollhouse made of a box and a few furniture catalogues.
And when this list runs out, you can always get the kids outfitted in PVC-free children’s raingear and hit the puddles! Have you had any cold weather fun yet this year? What is the temperature at this time of year where you live?