thanksgiving card (kids craft)

Thanksgiving cards

This year (like every year) I have so much to be thankful for. I have an amazing family, a roof over my head, my needs are met and my wants are few. This year I am feeling especially thankful for my sweet little girl who just happens to be my newest crafting partner.

A few weeks ago, Lyla and I were feeling ambitious and decided to make Thanksgiving cards to let some special people in our lives know how grateful we are for them!

These cards were fun and simple to make. Plus, we already had all of the materials we needed so no trip to the store was required. #winning (I know, that is so over. Forgive me?)

Thanksgiving cards

To make these sweet little Thanksgiving cards you will need:

– brown paint (non-toxic, washable)

– kraft paper

– white chalkboard marker (or a sharpie would work too)

– some twine

– a single hole punch

– card stock

– envelopes

– cute, tiny baby hands

Lay out your kraft paper on a flat surface.(We decided to do this part of the project outside but if that isn’t an option, I would suggest laying out more kraft paper than you need so your wiggly baby doesn’t get paint where they aren’t supposed to). Paint your little cherub’s hand with the brown paint and immediately press onto kraft paper. If your baby is anything like mine, it’s going to take quite a few tries to get some decent looking handprints. So paint and press away until you feel like you have a  good selection.

Once dried, cut out around the best handprints. Line prints up on selected card stock and punch two holes at the top. Secure print to card using a little piece of twine.

Now it’s time to turn those handprints into turkeys! Using your marker, draw a beak, eye and little feet.

Decorate the rest of your card as you wish. We did a mixture of three sentiments “Be Grateful”, “Thankful” and “Gobble, Gobble”

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Sure, they are a little bit messy but I love the way they turned out. I think they are darling!

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If you have older children who you think will cooperate with the whole handprint thing, I would try painting their fingers all different colors to give their turkeys a little more pizazz.

We would love to see your Thanksgiving cards when finished! Follow along on Instagram and tag your photos #byrdcrafts

Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll!

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