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Easy Craft Idea for Thanksgiving Place Cards: Fun with Fall Leaves!

Submitted by on November 14, 2011 – 12:15 pm8 Comments

Thanksgiving Place Card

I love crafts that start with found objects from around the house or my yard. It’s finally fall in Texas and the leaves are blowing around our yard. Maggie and I wanted to make some cute Thanksgiving place cards for our Thanksgiving dinner in San Antonio. This is a super versatile craft that you can make out of any materials you have around the house.

Materials Needed:

Fall leaves to use as templates (we used oak leaves and Bradford Pear Leaves)

Cardstock or other stiff art paper (you could also use construction paper in a pinch)

Tempera or acrylic paint

Mod Podge (regular white glue or glitter glue will work, too)

Glitter

Black Sharpie or permanent marker

Kids craft

Instructions:

Trace leaf shape onto paper, paint first and then cut out shape. This way, you don’t have to worry about painting outside the lines.

Maggie used some creamy pastels to color hers, I used paints. It doesn’t matter what you color the leaves with. If you are using construction paper, you could just decorate with glitter and add names (simple version for younger children.)

Draw the veins on the leaf to make it look real. Write the person’s name on the leaf and decorate with glitter.

On a couple of them I also added words related to Thanksgiving. It would be fun for kids to make a word collage of words on each person’s leaf.

These Thanksgiving place cards were super easy to make and will add such a special touch to our Thanksgiving table!

 

 

 

 

 

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