Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thankful Wreath of Leaves

Kid friendly and frugal craft projects are a wonderful way to spend some quality time with children while teaching them important life lessons. Here is a favorite of mine. Simplicity at it's finest.

Supplies needed:

A plain white paper plate
Construction paper (orange, red, yellow, brown, and other earth tones)
Crayons or markers
Glue or a glue stick

Cut a half circle out of the center of a plain paper plate. This will hold the leaves.

Cut out a lot of leaves from construction paper. Draw the leaf veins if you wish. If you'd like, use a leaf template.

Glue the leaves all around the rim of the paper plate.

In the lower center of the wreath, write, "I am thankful for," and then let the child write or draw what they are thankful for.
Put the child's name on the wreath (or let them sign it).
For variations on this wreath: instead of using leaves, use cut-out handprints of the child, tissue paper baking cups or torn-up scraps of paper.
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