Monday, November 2, 2009

Projects for kids - Thanksgiving

I spent a frustrating morning trying to do the new technique. No good. I should have given up in the beginning, because I broke my CB!! DH took it apart, and the white metal had broken. Totally unfixable!! SOB!!

After I got over the fact I had ruined my cb, I started some projects for Thanksgiving, and thought I would show them to you for your constructive criticism (or even NON-constructive!)While the grands are waiting for dinner to be ready, I usually have some crafty thing for them to do. In past years, they have traced everyone's hands and made a book; they have colored turkeys; they have done mazes and word searches; they have made marshmallow and apple turkeys, etc. The kids range in age from 15 to 8, so it has to be something they can all do.

This year they will make candy place cards for each other, and for the accordian tag booklet, each person will get to write their name, age, and what they are thankful for. I have left enough tags for all the adults too (this year, my eldest son and family will be in FL, so there will only be 11 of us.). This will be part of the Centerpiece on the table. I think it will be fun. PLMK what you think too. Thanks.

Here are the tags I made for everyone to write their names and what they are thankful for, and we'll start with the youngest.These are the little patterns I made for the candy-place holders for the kids to make for the table. I think they're easy enough for them to make in a few minutes, even with the time it takes to eat a few pieces!














8 comments:

  1. So sorry about the CB breaking (I use the Sizzix for CB folders) The project looks really cute! What a neat idea for everyone to be involved in!!
    And 'only 11' ?? Uff DA!

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  2. Well I think it's great Anne. I was always looking for quick easy projects for kids when I taught school (before I retired) These look easy, fun, and easily personalized.

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  3. How fun Anne these are GREAT!!!! Perfect idea!!! Hugs!

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  4. SO sorry to hear about your CB...guess we know what Santa will be bringing you, eh?? ;-) I think these projects are terrific! They are a great combination of kids' activity and keepsake!

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  5. Well, gf, aren't you the clever Grandma....what a super cool idea for the Thanksgiving table!!!! Each year we use a big poster board for everyone to write on but this is much better...thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  6. OMG!! This is just adorable!!! What a really fun project from g-ma!! :) I really love that tag accordian! That's awesome!! HUGS

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  7. Great idea to keep the kids busy while you prep for the big dinner :) Super idea for the tag centerpiece and cute place card with candies too! TFS :)

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  8. Fun, fun ideas Anne! I love the tag centerpiece 'write what you are thankful for' project- and the candy holders are so cute!! How fun this will be to do with all the 'kids'!!!

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