This is a repost from last year...and I still love these so I had to share again. They were such a hit last year at the dinner table every guest felt special and loved the fact that my daughter created each one especially for them!! My daughter and I loved these so much that we are using again this year for our guest place mats. A #Thanksgivingcraft to treasure and keep!! They are fun, easy and inexpensive to make (my motto)...What better way to show your children's love and #gratitude for their family and friends by creating unique place mats for all of your
guests on #Thanksgiving Day!
What you will need to create these
special take home treasures:
brown, yellow or white construction paper.
colored pencils, markers, crayons to create their masterpieces.
if paper needs to be trimmed to fit your laminator.
Miscellaneous Thanksgiving stickers (optional).
laminator. Caution: adult should always supervise this activity
as the laminator gets very hot! If you
do not have a laminator, you could use a thicker paper (i.e. poster board or
paper cover sheets/pre-laminated sheets purchased at any office supply store.
Create each place mat unique for each
child's hand to trace to make the turkey.
Then have them decorate, color or use stickers to make as intricate as
they choose. You can label each place mat and then use them as place cards too!
What we learned:
Lots of stuff! How to use our
hands to make turkeys, how to draw leaves, colors of #Thanksgiving and fall,
practiced hand writing names, worked on letters and spelling, practiced writing
name, creativity, strengthening hands by cutting, using the laminating machine and practiced
I love crafts that reinforce
What we shared:
Lots of fun! Getting into the
holiday spirit, memories, useful craft that we will have many uses (a #Thanksgiving Day card, place mat, place card and take home gift for our guests),
creative ideas and a fun afternoon of spending time together.
May your #Thanksgiving holiday be
filled with peace, blessings and many things to be #grateful for....may you take
the time to enjoy the time with your family, friends and kids. Grab some paper and create some special
memories this #Thanksgiving and make these place cmats. They are easy, fun and inexpensive to
make. #Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours. All of my best, Dyan