What are you and your grandkids thankful for? Why not write them all down and display them in a fun way! My grandkids and I had a blast making this fall leaf wreath. Not only did we get to spend time together but we also got to display all the different things we are grateful for. It was the perfect thing to get us in the Thanksgiving spirit and start thinking about all the things that we are thankful to have.
While I love smoked turkey and buttery mash potatoes, Thanksgiving is truly the time to reflect on all of the joys, opportunities, and people that make us happy each and every day. This fall wreath allows your little artists to flex their creative muscles but also take time to express gratitude.
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WITH THIS PROJECT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN…
- About Thanksgiving
- How to use scissors
- How to glue things together
WE LOVED COMING UP WITH THINGS WE ARE THANKFUL FOR WHILE MAKING THIS LEAF WREATH. HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE IT:
- Paper plate
- Different patterned paper
- Fake fall leaves
- Brown or orange ribbon
- Hot glue or craft glue
The first thing you are going to do is cut out the center of the plate. The rim of the plate will be used for the wreath.
The next thing you are going to do is cut out your leaves from different patterned paper. Feel free to use our free leaf pattern. There are two different leaves for you to use.
After that you are going to write all the things you are thankful for onto the leaves. This was my favorite part of this entire craft. I got to hear what my grandkids were grateful for and it was heartwarming to hear all the things they said.
Now glue on all your fake fall leaves and your paper leaves onto the rim of the paper plate.
Add a bow to the top of your wreath with your ribbon. As well as a string to hang up your wreath.
You are now done your leaf wreath with everything your greatful for!