Cordelia has been asking me if we can decorate for Thanksgiving. I think this stems from preschool and all of the leaf hands and turkey hands they've been making. I had been thinking that I had a little break between Halloween and Christmas, but nope the girl wants Thanksgiving decorations and I am happy to oblige. Yesterday we decided to make a little craft for our thanksgiving decorations and it was something, if you aren't a perfectionist, that can be done with little ones.
Here is what we did.
First we gathered our supplies. I like to live on the edge, but you may want to grab a smock of some sort.
Our supplies included: wooden blocks (8 blocks), appropriately sized letters to spell our word, 5 tubes of paint (I chose colors that matched our color scheme), paintbrushes, newspaper, a palette of some sort (I just used tin foil), an adhesive.
I painted the blocks gold while Cordelia painted the letters. I had four different paint colors and she painted two letters with each color.
Meanwhile Elise just colored with markers. I have let her paint before, but this just wasn't the day for that.
When the letters had dried we dipped a pencil eraser into the paint and used it to stamp our letters with polka-dots. Finally I adhered the letters to the blocks and we were done.