|I also started hanging the girls' seasonal artwork on the kitchen wall, I love that it makes the kitchen so bright and festive!|
Last night, for our first Thanksgiving/Autumn craft, we did a simple "Turkey hand" picture. I really just needed them to do something before dinner so they'd stop begging to eat before it was ready, but it turned into a really cute project!
|first we traced their handprints.....|
|then we turned the hands into turkeys.....|
|then we colored our pictures with crayons (concentration require your tongue out, you know.)|
|August wanted a family of turkeys so we added Libby's and even baby Callie's hand to her picture!|
This morning we did another fall craft that I LOVED! We took this idea, but made autumn leaves instead! This one required more of my attention throughout the process but it was still super fun.
|first I made crayon shreds from lots of broken crayons with a small knife|
|then I cut out leaf shapes from construction paper|
|the girls traced the shapes onto wax paper|
|then they added the crayons shreds over the leaf shape|
|I covered them with another sheet of wax paper and prepared to iron them|
|the wax melted out under the iron's heat|
|we found the black lines of the leaf outline and I gently cut them out|
|I then punched a hole in the stem and hung them from the curtain rod with yarn|
|the kitty hasn't attacked them.....yet.|