Monthly Archives: November 2014

What Are You Thankful For?

This is a fun project that can serve as a centerpiece on the table during your Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone gets to write what they are thankful for on a leaf. They can all be raked in a pile. Each family member picks a leaf to read at dinner.

What you need:

20″ by 8 1/2″ foam board
Xacto knife
ruler
2 pieces of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper (green for the grass and another color for house color)
small pieces of yellow, brown, red, orange & tan paper to make leaves
small paint brush
thin wire
glue
wire cutter
pliers

Cut your  foam board to size. Score it so one side is 11″ and the other 9″. Bend so it is in an “L” shape. Glue house color paper and the “grass” paper on top. Out of the remaining color paper cut leaf shapes and bend in half. With a wire cutter snip the bottom of the paint brush off, cut 9 pieces of wire 1 1/2″ long and place in bottom of paint brush with a dollop of glue. Squeeze metal over the wire with pliers. Spread wire out and lean rake against “house.” Make a “What Are You Thankful For?” sign and glue on house

"What Are You Thankful For?" is a Thanksgiving art project.

“What Are You Thankful For?” is a Thanksgiving art project.