Looking for a fun Thanksgiving Craft for Kids? This Thankfulness Tree is a great way to get creative while learning more about gratitude.
Every year around this time, we start thinking about the things we are thankful for. The holidays are approaching, and it's a great reason to spend time with those we love.
Homeschooled children usually take a break to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, but you may find your little students are bored with their free time. However, you can fill that void with an awesome little Thanksgiving craft!
Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: Thankfulness Tree
- White Styrofoam cone
- Small sponge paint brush
- Black acrylic paint
- Brown acrylic paint
- Hot glue gun
- Foam sheets (brown, yellow, orange)
- Brown pipe cleaners
- 1/2 inch screw
- Sharpie marker
1. Take the brown paint and use the sponge paint brush to paint the cone brown.
2. Use the black paint to add depth and details to the brown tree trunk and allow to dry.
3. After the paint is dry take the screw and gently twist it halfway into the center of the top of the cone.
4. Use a pipe cleaner to wrap around the screw and then take the other end and do the same creating a loop.
5. Use the loop and the screw to gently wrap one end of the pipe cleaner around to create branches. Pipe cleaners can be trimmed to the desired length of the tree branch.
6. Gently push one end of the pipe cleaner into the cone to create lower branches.
7. Cut leaf shapes from the sheets of foam.
8. Use the sharpie to write the things that you are thankful for on the leaves.
9. Add a drop of hot glue to the back of the leaf and carefully press onto a branch. Repeat until your tree is full of all the things you're thankful for.
More Thanksgiving Fun for Kids:
- November LEGO Challenge- Thanksgiving Style
- Thankfulness Study: Exploring Past and Present
- FREE Thanksgiving Gratitude Cards for Kids