Jasmine’s Craft Corner: A Thanksgiving Craft for the Whole Family

by Jasmine Posted on November 09, 2011

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What are you thankful for?

The holidays are right around the corner. It’s so easy to get caught up in the rush of planning, shopping, cooking and entertaining. Sometimes, we just need a moment to take a breather, savor the season and remind ourselves of the many wonderful things to be thankful for.

Here’s a great activity for everyone at the Thanksgiving table:

All you need is a few pages of yellow, orange and red construction paper, a pair of scissors and markers.

Step 1: Cut leaves out of the construction paper. Make a leaf (or two) for everyone at the table.

Step 2: Have everyone write what they are thankful for on the paper leaves. It could be something simple “I’m thankful for chocolate” or something meaningful “I’m thankful for all my friends and family.”

Step 3: Display the leaves as tabletop décor or on a bulletin board.

Step 4: Take pictures of the leaves. You can even have each family member hold up their leaf so they can be in the picture. Then, make a gratitude photo book with the pictures so you’ll always remember your Thanksgiving.


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  1. BarbaraJ Says:

    We have done this for Christmas before and I love it even better for Thanksgiving! You have some wonderful ideas and thank you for sharing.

  2. Joey Says:

    I love this idea Jasmine. I think its important to remind ourselves what we are most thankful for this time of year and always.

  3. AnnAbbott Says:

    Super sweet idea… I love the idea of taking photos for your next photobook.

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Hi! I'm Jasmine, a self-confessed blog addict and DIY fanatic. As part of the Shutterfly Creative team, it's my job to come up with inspiring ideas for our cards & stationery, photo books, photo gifts and more. I love capturing memories and telling stories through photo books and can spend hours trying out different styles and embellishments. (It's such a great alternative to scrapbooking!) Other hobbies of mine include making crafts, traveling, writing and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area.

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