It's November already and that means Thanksgiving is coming up. Why not celebrate the spirit of thankfulness all month long with a "Gratitude Tree." This simple project is fun to do with kids-- and it's a great way for your family to share what they feel grateful for.
All it takes is a few simple supplies.
Supplies: Silk leaves (from the dollar bin at Target), long twigs, popcorn kernels, a glass jar and a sheet of cardstock or construction paper. You'll also need a glue gun and (optional) a sewing machine (optional).
Grab your kids and come up with a list of words that describe your family-- qualities you strive for and things you like to do together. Handwrite the words or print them out on cardstock or construction paper. Cut them out and sew (or use hot glue) to attach them to the leaves. Then attach the leaves to the twigs (cover the back with another leaf). Arrange in the corn and voila'... a beautiful autumn display.
Cut them out and sew (or use hot glue) to attach them to the leaves. Then attach the leaves to the twigs (cover the back with another leaf). Arrange in the corn and voila'... a beautiful autumn display.
Another idea-- have Thanksgiving dinner guests handwrite what they're thankful for on leaves as they arrive. By the time the turkey is served, you'll have a lovely centerpiece that everyone contributed to.
It's fun to celebrate the season with some easy handmade projects!