Apron Of Thanks
Take a plain white
apron and be creative. The idea is present it to the host of your
Thanksgiving dinner so you may want to do it in advance.
Some decorating ideas include: Handprints of the "young" guest and
then use permanent markers to make them look like turkeys. Stencil
or sponge paint pumpkins or leaves.
Remember to use Autumn colors for the paint.
If you do it in
advance you can use puffy paint to outline all figures.
Most importantly, include what they are thankful for in general or why
you are grateful to have the person you are presenting it to. Include
this under the leaf or handprint your child made. Be sure to
include their name.
This is guaranteed
to be a hit with the hostess!
To make an Indian
vase you fill a glass bud vase with dried beans or dried corn. Glue a
small gourd or a large wooden bead on the top of the vase (this will be
the head). Use black yarn to make hair for the Indian. Small colorful
beads can be strung on thin leather strings to make headbands and
necklaces for the Indian vase. The kids can paint faces on the Indian
and can add assorted feathers as decoration.
I did this craft
with my girl scout troop and it turned out great.
in black, white, red and blue
in black, yellow, green. purple
entire pot black and allow it to dry. Choose a color to paint a
1/2 inch band around the top of the pot. Let it dry. Make
white dots on the rest of the pot by dipping the eraser of a pencil in
the white paint and dotting onto the surface.
To make the brim of the hat: Make a circle from
black foam about 1/2 inch wider all around than the pot opening. You can
do this by using a dish or lid. Cut out the circle and glue it
over the opening of the pot.
To make the
buckle of the hat: Measure the width of the band of the pot
(portion painted a different color). Cut a rectangle from foam
that is about 1/8 inch wider than the band on the pot. Cut a small
rectangle out of the center. Glue the buckle to the band and let
Tree of Thanks
Take a mason jar and fill it with popcorn kernels,
candy corn, marbles or any type of beans. Tie a holiday colored
ribbon around the mason jar to decorate. Purchase silk leaves in a
variety of colors at your local craft store or print a leaf template
from the internet and make leaves out of construction paper. Find
a few small tree branches outside, clean and spray paint them.
Once paint is dry glue the leaves to the tree branch(s) and place them
into the center of the filled mason jar. Place a sheet of plain white
labels with a pen next to your creation. Each person that visits
on Thanksgiving day or each child in the classroom should write on a
label what they are thankful for and add it to one of the leaves on your
Thanksgiving Blessing Mix
Compliments of caramelpotatoes.com
Mix togetherall of the ingredients
below and package in zip lock bags, tins, or baskets. Click onlink below
to print labels to attach. Great idea for a great
Shaped like the cornucopia, a symbol of our abundance.
Arms folded in prayer, a freedom from those who founded our country.
The sacrifice of the pilgrim’s first winter. Food was so scarce they
survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.
Promise of future harvest – only obtained if we plant and nourish with
diligence and faith.
Memories of those who came before and lead us to a blessed future.
The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.
Click here to download
printable gift tag
Thanksgiving Napkin Holder
Compliments of Family Fun Magazine
Things you will need:
Assorted color buttons
How to make it:
Cut a 4 by 5 1/2 inch piece
of felt for each napkin ring. Start at the short end of the
rectangle line up 12 popsicle sticks side by side. Using a small
paintbrush glue each popsiccle stick to the felt. You should end up with
an edge of uncovered felt at the end.
the glue dries, form a ring by glueing the overlapped felt together.
Glue on rows of buttons,
alternating colors, to resemble Indian Corn. Let dry completely
and then insert your napkin.