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!

9 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

Cute craft. We were on our computers writing on our blogs at the same time tonight! LOL

MyKidsMom said...

I was leaving you a comment while you were leaving me one:)

Marva said...

Too cute! I love this one! You did an awesome job and I bet the kiddos really enjoyed it.

Blessings!!!!

Nikki said...

What a great idea! I love the stages that my children are currently at, but it will be nice to be able to do more interactive things with them when they are older.

Angela said...

What a great idea! So cute!

Kaye said...

Very cute idea!

Missy said...

We did that craft several years ago! So much fun and also interesting to hear what they are thankful for. Perfect this time of year :)

Kristy Howard said...

This is so cute... great job!

Niki said...

I love this idea, I missed the boat on Thanksgiving (ours was over a month ago) but I think I could tweak this for Christmas. It kind of looks like our tree come January. lol