We wanted to come up with a festive fall décor item that the kids would love.
I started out by grabbing up a cereal box from the recycle bin and drawing some quick fall leaf shapes.
The stamp was a new kitchen sponge cut into different shapes. We had a square shape, a triangle, and a rectangle.
We talked about the things we are thankful for while we painted our leaves. It would be fun to write those things and peoples names right on the leaves so that the writing would show from under the paint. We got a little ahead of ourselves and skipped that step, oops!
Once all of the leaves were taped to clothes pins, Big Sister clipped them onto a length of red yarn. Pinching clothes pins is such a great fine motor activity for hand strength. Pinching them along the yard was pretty fun, too!
Our leaf garland is decorating a picture ledge in our dining room and we’ve been loving the extra fall touch that this craft brings to the room. Just in time for Thanksgiving!
More Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids:
- 12 Toilet Paper Roll Thanksgiving Crafts
- Thanksgiving Do a Dot Printable
- Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
- Turkey Smores
- P is for Pilgrim Do a Dot Printable
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- cereal box
- paint (2-3 colors)
- 5-6 feet of yarn
- two-sided tape or hot glue
- Flatten out an old cereal box wit the inside facing up.
- Using the marker draw on different leaf shapes.
- Cut a sponge into different sizes for the paint.
- Using the sponge pieces paint by dabbing the colors of your choice into the leaf shapes. You can overlap the colors of paint if you would like.
- Sprinkle the wet paint with glitter.
- Allow to dry completely.
- Once completely dry, cutout the leaf shapes.
- Using a dab of hot glue or double sided tape fasten each leaf cutout to a clothespin.
- Clip the clothespin onto the strong of yarn.
- Hang where you like.