Thanksgiving Table Settings
Make your Thanksgiving guests feel extra special with a festive table setting. Inspired by the crispy, crunchy leaves of fall, this fanciful project is simple, easy and completely affordable -- now there's something to be thankful for!
What You Need:
- Yellow construction paper
- Red washable marker
- Orange washable marker
- Brown washable marker
What You Do:
- Have your child fold the yellow sheet of construction paper in half.
- Next, have him fold the folded sheet in half again.
- Show him how to crease the folds.
- Have your child unfold the yellow sheet. Make sure he notices the visible lines his folding created.
- Let him use scissors to carefully cut the yellow paper along the folds.
- Place the leaf on one of the yellow sheets.
- Show your child how to place hand (not his dominant one) on the leaf to keep it steady.
- Have him use his other hand to trace the leaf with a pencil.
- Remove the leaf once he's done tracing and set it aside for the next table setting.
- Then let him take a red, brown or orange washable marker draw lines shooting outward from the penciled outline.
- Have your child use this method to make colored leaves on the other three squares of construction paper. Make sure he uses the different markers to create a rainbow of fall colors.
- Using the color marker that matches the color of the leaf on each square, neatly write each family member's name on a place marker.
- Have your child set each place marker at the kid’s table before the feast starts.