Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Thanksgiving Craft: Place holders

We went out last week and collected a big bag of pine cones.  We only have the skinny kind here for some reason, but they worked just fine. Sprite was itching to do a Thanksgiving craft, so we created these little place holders.

We found that we needed to hot glue the three pine cones together first.
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Then, we tied a ribbon around the three. 
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Next, we hot glued some pretty fake leaves to the bottoms, or, in Puck's case, he chose to glue them to the back, turkey-tail-style.  You could absolutely use real leaves, we just don't have any pretty ones here either.  Well, we did, it was just weeks ago.  That's mountain-living for you.  Autumn is beautiful, but short and early.
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I'm not completely sure where Scamp was during the crafting time.  Most likely, he was creating his own LEGO-something.  That's where he can be found most days.

I had some little fall decorations that I don't use anymore, so I let the kids tear them apart and use what they wanted.  The little orange balls sort of look like turkey beards, don't they?

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Sprite traced some leaves onto this pretty paper, cut them out and then wrote names on them. 
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Cute stuff!

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