Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Place Mats for the Kids to make

Keep the kids busy while you are getting ready for Thanksgiving.
by http://www.handmadeintheusa.ecrater.com/

Using leaves, paper bags, paints and a few other materials you can create this gorgeous fall leaf place mat. This is a great kids craft for them to work on.


Fallen leaves or silk leaves from craft store
Paper grocery bags
Glue sticks
Washable tempera paint
Clear contact paper

On a pleasant autumn day, you and your children can gather a variety of fallen leaves. When inside, cut paper grocery bags into 8-inch-by-11-inch rectangles for your preschooler and school-age child. Your children can then glue leaves onto these homemade place mats or lightly paint a leaf and press the imprint onto them. When the finished place mats are dry, cover them with clear contact paper and trim the excess.

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