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Tree of Thanks Craft

Tree of Thanks Craft

Sherri Osborn
Learn how to make this craft that is perfect for Thanksgiving or any time you want your family to reflect on what they are thankful for. You simply make a tree trunk by tracing your hand and forearm and add leaf shapes cut out of paper.

  • Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 20 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

On the large piece of white paper, trace your hand and forearm all the way up to your elbow. Make sure your fingers are spread apart. The tracing of your forearm will be the tree trunk and your fingers will be the branches! Color it in with brown paint, crayons, or markers.

Cut leaf shapes out of the construction paper (use reds, oranges, yellows, and browns to make colorful Autumn leaves). On each leaf, write something you are thankful for. Glue the leaves onto your tree.

Suggestions from Lisa in Ontario: We used brown construction paper for the tree trunk. Each year we add new leaves to our tree, and as the kids get older they are thankful for different things.

- See a larger photo of this craft completed by Christopher Olson.

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