Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thanksgiving Craft with the Kids


I send out Thanksgiving cards every year because I like Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday), and I like to tell people that I'm thankful for them. What better time? I decided to make my Thanksgiving cards this year and bought a packet of pretty green blank cards and some gorgeous, very elegant stickers. Then I decided that our friends and relatives would probably appreciate something handmade and full of love from my two kids rather than something elegant from just me. So, we did this craft as a homeschooling project, and I think they came out quite well. We cut out the turkey shapes from thin foam paper which the kids glued on. There were feathers in fall colors to glue behind the turkey for his feathers. They dotted the eyes with a black marker. Then inside, we glued cut out acorn parts and put glitter on the acorns. Then with their fancy scissors they cut out the Bible verse ("O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good..." I Chronicles 16:34) and glued that in. One child did the turkey then the other did the inside work so that they both would have a part in each card (and I noted who did what on the back). The card is full of texture and color, and it was a fun project which I'm sure the recipients will enjoy--much more than a card just done by me.

8 comments:

blushing rose said...

Love your Limoges & what a lovely verse for your sweet cards.

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Pauline said...

What a great idea, Michele...the cards turn out lovely. I'm thinking of doing a craft event with the junior girls at my church :o)

Have a blessed weekend.

fabricartist21 said...

That takes me back a few years. Fun to do crafty things with your kids.

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fabricartist21 said...

Your kids crafts are really cut and that takes me back to an earlier time in my life.

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fabricartist21 said...

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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very cute! Love Thanksgiving cards. Hey congrats on your win. I saw you won a giveaway on fabricartist.

Vanessa said...

What a great idea - adorable cards!

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Michele,

Thanks for the project idea to do with the kids. We are gearing up for a big Thanksgiving here with lots of family. I hope you have a great one!

Tammy
PS the tatting was gorgeous. I bought it for a friend and she can't wait to sew it on something special.
Many Thanks.