Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gratitude Garland

I was looking for a good Thanksgiving project to do with my 4 year old.  When I saw this project on Simply Modern Mom, I knew I had found it.  It was a great way to teach my preschooler about the thankful part of Thanksgiving.  And it looks cute on my mantle too.

To make it, I drew leaf shapes on some left over scrapbook paper scraps.  I also drew some on a cut up Trader Joe's bag.  Some leaves I drew on the back and some I drew on the front because the colors on the bag are just perfect for fall!  Then I crumpled them up before cutting them out.  Simply Modern Mom used raffia to braid her garland together.  I used a hole punch and twine - 2 holes per leaf to hold them in place.

I'm thinking that this will become a Thanksgiving tradition!

1 comment:

the Provident Woman said...

What a great project! I wish I would have thought to teach my children with such a fun idea.