Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Thanksgiving Tree
Today I decided to take a little time off of our school projects we've been working on to make this thanksgiving tree with the kids. Here are the instructions if anyone is interested: I used a 20 oz metal can for the base. We made plaster of paris from a mixture of flour (2 cups) and water (1.3 cups), with about 2 Tbsp of glue mixed in. It filled the can up halfway. Then we added rocks on top of the plaster to give it more stability. The kids filled out the leaves and then we taped them to the branch/tree.
It was fairly easy, and my kids really enjoyed it. It was interesting to see what they chose to put on each of their individual leaves. The Professor was thankful for school and books. The artist for his legos and family. The Princess for Ginger, the puppies, and Jesus. They also chose Bible verses with a thankful theme to add to some of the leaves.
As for myself, I'm thankful this week is going by so quickly. Friday starts our Thankgiving vacation school-wise, and I am so looking forward to having a week off. My husband will also have the week off from work, so the kids will get to spend extra time with Dad.
And so ends another exciting post;) Have a great week!