Family Tree of Thankfulness

Family Tree of Thankfulness with Marbled Leaves 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

I recently saw these beautiful marbled leaves from Little Wonders’ Days.  They were a little on the messy side but we had lots of fun making them together.  After they were dry, we wrote something that each of us are thankful for on each of the leaves (we each got two) and made our very own Family Tree of Thankfulness!

Here’s what you’ll need:  Large white paper, brown construction paper, our Leaf Template printed on cardstock, scissors, shaving cream, craft sticks (which we received compliments of CraftProjectIdeas.com), and various colors of acrylic paint (I didn’t have red acrylic paint, so I had to use tempera).

IMG 6463 300x450 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 

 

IMG 6464 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

1.  Cut out the leaves from the template.

 

IMG 6465 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 

 

IMG 6466 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 2.  Put some shaving cream into a shallow bowl.

 

 

IMG 6467 300x450 Family Tree of Thankfulness

3.  Add squirts of paint and give your kids a craft stick to swirl the mixture around.

 

IMG 6468 300x450 Family Tree of Thankfulness

I think we might have swirled a little too much…but they still turned out pretty!

 

IMG 6472 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

4.  Place the leaves white-side-down into the shaving cream and paint mixture.

 

IMG 6475 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 5.  Let them sit for at least a few minutes.

 

IMG 6478 300x450 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 

 

IMG 6479 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

6.  Take a clean craft stick and scrape all of the excess off.

 

IMG 6482 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 What’s left is beautifully marbled paint!  Let them dry completely.

 

IMG 6485 300x450 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 7.  Cut a tree trunk shape out of brown construction paper.

 

IMG 6488 300x450 Family Tree of Thankfulness

8.  Gather your family and have each person say 2 things that they are thankful for.

 

IMG 6494 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

9.  Use a black marker to write them on each leaf.

 

IMG 6496 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 

 

IMG 6497 500x333 Family Tree of Thankfulness

 

 What does your family do to promote a spirit of thankfulness?

Comments

  1. Amy Tucker says

    We started our own (way less cute) version tonight. We’re going to add one leaf a day until Thanksgiving. Since I am sentimental, I am trying something different this year. I went ahead and put my tree on a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper so I could slide the finished product directly into my Project Life album after Thanksgiving. I am so glad I will be able to keep the real thing to look at later!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>