The kids and I made a Thankful Tree last Tuesday, in preparations for Thanksgiving. We wanted to have some sort of table decoration at our table. It's not the prettiest end result (intsead of seeking out really nice looking branches, we were dashing through the yard in the POURING POURING rain grabbing up the first branches we could find!!), but the kids had a BLAST making it! Even Connor, who all but refuses to do any sort of writing at home, was happily writing words on leaves to add to the tree.
One home-grown pumpkin + branches from the yard + paper leaves cut out on the Cricut + a hole puncher + strips of yarn + a permanent marker = super fun Thanksgiving project, and a nice visual reminder of all we have to be thankful for!
And for the record, the idea stemmed from this pin, which I found on Pinterest.com