This is a really fantastic craft to get your whole family into the spirit of Thanksgiving! It’s easy and teaches children gratitude. We all have so many things to be thankful for, now we can really display those thoughts in a crafty and fabulously Fall way!
I started by cutting out a leaf from cardboard. Then I traced it onto some fall foliage colored scrapbook paper.
I cut out all the leaves and punched holes in the bottom where the stem would naturally be.
I let the little ones get to work writing what they are thankful for. I put string through the punched hole and hung them on some branches I found in the yard. In the spirit of the season, and this craft, I will tell you all that I am thankful for family, friends, creativity and ALL of our blessings!
Don’t you just love it when your children come home with a backpack full of artwork they did at school? They are bursting with pride and can’t wait to show you all of their special creations. The difficult part is that all of them are precious and can’t be thrown out. And must be pulled out at a moments notice so you can prove that you didn’t throw them away.
If I didn’t create a system for corralling all of this artwork it would be taking over my house. So I created Art Files. They stay in a hall closet (more on that closet soon) that is easily accessible, they stack on top of one another and they hold all of the important artwork and school work.
I bought 2 stackable cubes from Target for about $3 each. I bought hanging file folders from Staples.
I put their names in stickers on the front of each bin. And labeled each folder with the month of the school year.
Viola! They easily stack into a corner of the hall closet. I pop stuff in there that needs to be kept and can retrieve at a moments notice, like a good mom!