During our Thanksgiving Dinner last Sunday, we created a beautiful NATURAL family tree. I thought it would be perfect timing since some of our family was joining us, not all – unfortunately (as most live in different countries ;( especially this year for some reason…. (ps. MISS YOU GUYS TERRIBLY). Still, with a great dinner ahead of us (see previous post. lol.), lots of time to spare in between and a beautiful autumn day outside with golden leaves dancing off the trees…. I knew exactly what would be the perfect craft to bring the family together and make something memorable. We set off for a nice walk outside and picked some fresh yellowing branches for our home decorating and some beautiful leaves for this project:
What you need: large craft paper for base, (wrapping paper in soft earthy tones, or soft blue (for the sky) would also be nice, dark brown construction paper for tree trunk (I recycled the gift box from Gap), leaves in many shapes and sizes (not too dry though as they will crumble), glue, crayon for writing names
What we did: cut a tree shape out of brown construction paper, glued it onto the base and glued the leaves all around, then we wrote the names of each person around each stem.
We picked little leaves for the kids in the family and larger ones for the grown ups. My daughter was quick at determining which leaf represents which person ;) For the family that was over at our house, we had them each write their own name, and for the rest we glued and wrote in their names to make a complete family tree ;)
It was a lovely project for the whole family and my daughter couldn’t be happier to work with her hands in creating something creative and meaningful ;) A bonus was that we created a memorable Family Tree on the coolest day 10.10.10 ;D
I hope next time you’re out on an autumn stroll, you can bring home some supplies for a lovely family memorabilia… Have an awesome weekend everyone!
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