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Fall Craft:  Branch Slice Owls and Apple Magnets 



  • Branch slices (these are approximately 2 – 2 ½ inches in diameter, ¼ to ½ inch thick)  You can cut your own or buy them in a bag at Hobby Lobby. 
  • Markers
  • googly eyes
  • pop bottle tops
  • buttons
  • orange and green fun foam scraps
  • red acrylic paint and brush
  • brown chenille stems
  • strong button magnets
  • hot glue gun or tacky glue

For Apple:  Paint one side of the slice red.  Allow to dry.  Glue googly eyes, brown chenille stem, and green foam leaf to apple. Draw a smile with a marker.   Hot glue the magnet to the back. 

For Owls:  Draw the two feathered sections (wings) with marker.  Glue the orange foam beak between the wings.  Glue on the bottle caps, buttons, googly eyes.  Make the legs from a brown chenille stem and glue to the back of the slice.  Hot glue the magnet to the back. 

You can use these to teach that we are the apple of God’s eye (Psalm 17:8) or as a part of “Who are you going to invite to church?” on round-up day.  They could also represent members of our family for whom we are grateful.   


Fall Game:  Tic Tac Toe 


  • Branch slices (approx. 2- 2 ½ in. diameter)
  • permanent marker
  • Flat backed glass marbles (5 each of two colors)
  • Ziploc bag or other small bag to keep the pieces together

SUPER EASY!  Draw a tic-tac-toe on the branch slice.  Play tic-tac-toe! 




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