Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings craft

November is all about celebrating things you are thankful for, from special things like families to common things like a fresh new piece of paper to draw on! Here’s a creative way for children of all ages to build Thanksgiving artwork Moms will love to di

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    Start with a poster frame. Have a grown up open the frame.

  • 2.

    Older children or a grown up can measure and cut fall-patterned giftwrap to fit inside the frame. Use Crayola Scissors to cut paper to size.

  • 3.

    Kids make handprints using Crayola Color Wonder Fingerpaint on Color Wonder paper. Cover hands with Color Wonder Fingerpaint colors. Stamp hands on Color Wonder paper. Dry.

  • 4.

    Cut or tear out handprints and arrange them around the border of the gift wrap. Use a Crayola Glue Stick to attach handprints to gift wrap.

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    Have a grown up re-assemble the frame to display the handprints on the giftwrap.

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    Older children and grown-ups can work together to tape ribbons tightly across the frame.

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    Clip little clothespins on the ribbons.

  • 8.

    Set up a "thank you" station in your kitchen or playroom. Cut Color Wonder Paper in half and quarter sheets. Save them in a basket with Color Wonder Markers and Fingerpaints.

  • 9.

    Hang the framed handprint artwork on a wall that is accessible to children.

  • 10.

    Each day invite family members to think of things they are thankful for. Create artwork to represent each blessing. Display by clipping artwork onto ribbons.

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    Practice counting the blessings with younger artists and challenge older artists to see how many blessings they can clip to their ribbons!