Count Your Blessings
November is all about celebrating things you are thankful for, from special things like families to common things like a fresh new piece of paper to draw on! Here’s a creative way for children of all ages to build Thanksgiving artwork Moms will love to display.
1 Start with a poster frame. Have a grown up open the frame.
2 Paint the outside of the box black or a seasonal color. Let dry.
3 Kids make handprints using Crayola Color Wonder Fingerpaint on Color Wonder paper. Cover hands with Color Wonder Fingerpaint colors. Stamp hands on Color Wonder paper. Dry.
4 Cut or tear out hand prints and arrange them around the border of the gift wrap. Use a Crayola Glue Stick to attach hand prints to gift wrap.
5 Have a grown up re-assemble the frame to display the hand prints on the gift wrap.
6 Older children and grown-ups can work together to tape ribbons tightly across the frame.
7 Clip little clothespins on the ribbons.
8 Set up a "thank you" station in your kitchen or playroom. Cut Color Wonder Paper in half and quarter sheets. Save them in a basket with Color Wonder Markers and Fingerpaints.
9 Hang the framed handprint artwork on a wall that is accessible to children.
10 Each day invite family members to think of things they are thankful for. Create artwork to represent each blessing. Display by clipping artwork onto ribbons.
11 Practice counting the blessings with younger artists and challenge older artists to see how many blessings they can clip to their ribbons!