Unique Fall Activities

Fall is just around the corner, and finding out of the box ideas for activities. Personally, I think that autumn is the best season because of the weather as well as the colors. Who doesn’t like burgundy red and burnt orange? Some fall activities can be more entertaining than others, and some of these ideas you may not have thought of yet. For a year round DIY project, you can check out my post on How To Make a Photo Hoop. Enjoy!

Some families enjoy pumpkin picking, others might enjoy hay rides. I enjoy both. However, some high school/college students or families with older children might enjoy a more laid back activity. That’s not to say that these autumn past times aren’t a wonderful go – to activity. I often enjoy a good pumpkin patch or hay ride! But if you would like to find another activity to indulge in, then this post is for you.

1.) Candle Making

Candle making can be an at home activity or you can visit a shop such as “The Candle Lab.” I recommend making a soy candle, especially if you do this at home. candles create less mess, and the wax can be cleaned with soap and water, rather than having to scrape off paraffin wax if it spills. I have been told that making at home candles is a simple ordeal and does not take much time. If you buy a candle making kit, it can be a little pricey, but it is worth it. You can also buy individual products for a different price.

2.) Crochet (or knit) a Sweater

This project can be frustrating and/or time consuming if you choose a difficult pattern and are a beginner. You also need to purchase the correct yarn and the right amount of it. My favorite patterns are from For the Frills. You can find them at www.forthefrills.com. They have beautiful sweater patterns, cute scarf patterns and fun sock patterns for you to try. For a similar cozy project, making a photo hoop. Click here to check it out!

3.) Apple Picking

Similar to pumpkin picking, apple picking is a favorite autumn pastime. People of all ages will enjoy this, and chances are that there is an apple orchard near you that you can visit! Along with making memories, apple picking can be great if you plan on making a fall treat such as apple pie or homemade apple cider. You may need to call ahead to check if you should bring cash or a check. Most apple orchards only accept one of these.

4.) Pumpkin Dunking

Pumpkin dunking is a wonderful idea to do with older children. I recommend pumpkin painting or carving with younger ones. While pumpkin dunking, it is best to use a small, artificial pumpkin if you want it to last. Big pumpkins won’t be able to fit into the necessary bucket, and real ones never last long. To create a beautiful design, simply spray matte spray paint in a bucket of water along with a metallic color of your choice. From here, stir everything around and let sit for ten seconds before dunking your pumpkin in. As soon as your pumpkin is submerged, pull it out. Do not let your pumpkin sit in the mixture. These can be used for a beautiful decor or statement piece for fall or halloween.

5.) Bonfire

If you’ve been following me for a long time, you know that I have a thing for bonfires! They are such a symbol of fall because of their coziness. Snuggling up in a blanket under the stars and roasting marshmallows is such a wonderful way to spend an evening. All you need is a cast iron pit, which can be purchased at stores such as Home Depot. I also recommend investing in chairs and marshmallow sticks if you do not already have them. Invite your family and friends for a night of adventure!

There you have it! Which activity did you pick? I love to hear your feedback, so be sure to drop me a comment in the contact space below. Don’t forget to join the Busy and Beaming Community in order to receive freebies as well as exclusive tips and tricks. See you next week!

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