One Saturday morning, my cousin Cindy and her beautiful Granddaughters, Curly Q (6 years) and Bug (three years) crafted a kids DIY centerpiece project I had in mind. We like to call it “Thankful Hands” . This is a quick and easy craft that even beginning little crafters can get in on. Cindy added her clever style to this project and added some alternatives that made even more quick and easy for all ages.
- Construction paper;
- Straws or pipe cleaners;
- Crayons or Markers;
- Mason jar or vase;
Bug traced her hands on the construction paper and since Bug had a little tougher time with cutting she cut out mittens (thank you Cindy!).
The Curly Q wrote what they both were thankful for on the hands and mittens:
These are the things the girls are thankful for are:
- Grandma & Papa
- Baby Sisters
- Uncle Shaun and Aunt Jessie
- I Love You
The girls glued (or you can tape) on straws (or use pipe cleaners) to the hands and mittens.
After making the hands from construction paper with straws for stems, the girls and Cindy went out and cut a bouquet of Spirea. Then they arranged everything nicely in a mason jar to dry nicely. The Spirea will support the thankful hands and makes for a nice centerpiece for the holiday dinner table and an activity where everyone can write what they are thankful for before dinner and then pull and read them after.
Bug and Curly Q enjoyed their craft, I hope they will help me out in the future since they did such a fantastic job this time! Thank you, Girls!
What is your version of Thankful Hands for the Big Day?
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