This is the perfect fall activity for kids if you have mums on your front porch! Just grab some white, yellow, and orange mums to make this sweet candy corn picture. This low-prep activity will keep kids entertained for a long time and the finished picture is adorable!
We absolutely love mums and currently have them scattered throughout our backyard and front porch! I also love crafting with flowers, so this activity was a no brainer for me. The mums dry nicely, but do shrink a bit during the process. If you are using this for a fall or halloween decoration, then I suggest making it the day of or the day prior to the event.
Give this activity a try if your little one needs a little encouragement to get outside! I promise they will love this activity and want to try more nature crafts soon!
Ready to give it a try!? Here’s what you’ll need..
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Here’s How to Make the Mum Candy Corn Picture:
There isn’t much to the prep work for this one! Draw a simple candy corn outline on your piece of cardboard. Then poke holes in the candy corn shape. I just used a sharp pencil to poke the holes! You might want to bring the pencil outside with you in case you need to add a couple more holes.
Head outdoors to make your picture! I asked the boys to pick from the bottom of the plant, so we didn’t have a large dent on one side of the mum plant. Our mum plants are so huge that you can’t even see that any flowers are missing.
My boys kept saying how pretty the picture looked, how good the mums smelled, and loved running their hands over the top of the mum picture. This is a great sensory activity!
They also loved watching the picture fill up with mums! It’s a very satisfying activity and keeps children engaged from start to finish.
Doesn’t this look adorable when complete?! If you plan on drying the flowers, you can tape down the stems on the back of the board, like we did for the Flower Bouquet Threading Board. This will help the board lay flat and keep the stems in place. Our flowers are currently drying!
I love how this turned out and might need to try more mum crafts this fall!