November is such a fun month for creating projects that celebrate gratitude and thankfulness. With the closing of the harvest season and the sharing of Thanksgiving, here is a great way to get kids in on the action with a mini gratitude journal.
To make these you will need the following materials and supplies:
- Mini Composition Books (from dollar store)
- Aleene’s School Glue from iLoveToCreate
- Watercolor Paper and Watercolors
- Sharpie Marker
- Google Eyes, Button and Yarn Optional
The first step is to create a thumbprint turkey. To do this rub the thumb in wet watercolor paint and press onto the paper. When it is dry, add the legs and feathers with a black Sharpie marker (permanent will keep watercolor painting from smudging your lines) then add color with the paints. Let it dry.
Next, cut the turkey out and glue it to the top of the composition book. You can glue paper underneath it first if you want to add that step to cover the book design. Then glue on your detail pieces for eyes and such or draw them with the Sharpie.
Now the journal is ready to fill with all of the things that make us thankful. My family comes first to mind. How about you?
Happy Creating a Place to Share your Heart,