Holidays

Gimme a T, Gimme an H

This Thanksgiving banner is fun to make and beautiful to look at. I found this idea on Martha years ago and it was a great project to do with the kids, letting them help get ready for dinner too.

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Cut colored paper into half sheets. In pencil, write one letter onto each colored paper, spelling a Thanksgiving word, like: Thankful, Give Thanks, Thanksgiving. Collect “natural” items for forming letters. These natural items can include: dried cranberries, marshmallows, sticks, hay, leaves, raisins, popcorn, leaves. With craft glue, glue collected items onto the penciled letters. Let the glue dry completely.

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Now hang each paper onto a wall that will be seen by the guests. This is one my family did 3 years ago.

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Matt wanted to do the letter M, but he ate a lot of marshmallows in the process.

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Enjoy the natural beauty of the banner that will help set the mood of the dinner to come.

3 comments

  1. I saw your idea yesterday morning and was so taken by it that my 3-year-old son and I made a banner later that day! It’s now proudly hanging in our dining room. Thank you for such a cute, creative, and meaningful craft project for little hands!!
    I love your site….by the way!

  2. So fun, Marie – what a great idea! Mack would love this. I love that you left the “M” w/ all the half-eaten marshmallows as proof that Matt’s hunger got the best of him; too funny!

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