October 4, 2012

{SavourTheSeason} Day 4: Making Simple Thanksgiving Cards with Kids

We started with some real leaves, pressed between the pages of a book for a day or two.

And painted on a concoction of glue and water (two parts white school glue + one part water = homemade "mod podge" like substance) to keep the leaves from getting too brittle. 

We set them on wax paper to dry overnight.

We glued the leaves onto cards and wrote on our sentiments.

We also cut little house-like shapes out of pretty scrapbooking papers to make colourful liners for the envelopes.

It's a reasonably un-messy craft that allows little ones to practice their handwriting and results in cute cards to deliver to loved ones on Thanksgiving Day...don't you just love crafts that let you feel like momma-of-the-year for a few short minutes?  Yeah...me too.
[This is day 4 in a 31 day series about celebrating autumn. Click here for more fall inspiration!]
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  1. What a wonderful way to have ou children say thank you. I love this. The envelope liners are the cherry.

  2. Wow, the envelope liners, can you imagine I always thought you had to line the ENTIRE envelope? :) Lightbulb moment :) You can just make a house shape.Can't WAIT to try this!
    Thanks for the idea.
    Also, I think you can iron the leaves (through paper and cloth) if you suddenly discover that a school project is due tomorrow :)

  3. Absolutely love this idea!! I had the kids make Christmas cards one year, and the family loved them. These are beautiful and I love the envelope liner. We will definitely have to try this activity again.

  4. Love this idea! I think it would be perfect for our Sunday School class when we say thank you to our church helpers? Mind if I pin it on Pinterest? That's where we all exchange our Sunday School ideas. Thanks!

    1. Hi Salinda! Yes, feel free to pin it! :)

  5. Oh my goodness! Love the envelope liner idea!! :)

  6. This is so adorable!

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  7. Just adore this blog! God has truly inspired you, to inspire others! You are amazing! :)

  8. I love this, Kelly and thanks to the inspiration which you share through your blog, I do feel like "momma-of-the-year" more often now! God bless you and your li'l ones! - Much love, Sarah

  9. I just found your blog and I'm loving it. I linked to this post in my Autumn Leaf Unit Study: http://www.zujava.com/leaf-study .


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