Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend and we’ll be super busy celebrating with our families. Kirsten and I (Cam didn’t want to participate, lol!) made a thankful tree this week after school, and it looks just gorgeous on our table. She had a lot of fun collecting leaves and branches from our backyard and thinking of things that she is thankful for. She wrote out what she’s thankful for on the leaves, and I glued the leaves to the branches. It’s so pretty and a great lesson for kids to be appreciative for what they have. Here’s how we made it…
What you’ll need
lots of colourful leaves – you may want to press and dry them before this project
a pile of nice tall branches
a sharpie marker
a hot glue gun
1. Gather some beautiful, colourful Fall leaves and branches. You may want to press and dry the leaves in book pages before you do this craft. If that’s the case, they’ll need a couple days to be pressed. Plan accordingly. If you don’t press and dry them, they will wilt a little, but still look okay.
2. Put your branches in a nice vase.
3. Spread your leaves out on a table – I tore apart an old cereal box to cover my table and prevent any sharpie mishaps on it!
4. Get your kiddos to write out things that they are thankful for. You will probably want at least 20+ leaves for your tree.
5. Hot glue the leaves onto the tree branches with adult supervision. I did this step myself!
6. Place your gorgeous tree in a spot where everyone will see it and marvel in it’s beauty!