Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fun Thanksgiving Art Projects

This year my daughter is at the age where art projects are a huge hit with her. So I decided to share with you all the projects we did for Thanksgiving this year and how you can do them as well for your children.



Pretty basic I used white card stock paper, acrylic paints and a paint brush. 


First up we did a tree painting using her hand and finger prints. 
I painted her hand and used her hand print as the branches and the start of the trunk.
I then painted the rest of the trunk of the tree with the brush. 


The next step was to use her thumb print and just go crazy with leaves. 
We used yellow, orange and red for the leaves. 


Then of course since it turned out really nice I framed it :)


Our next painting project was making turkeys out of her hands.
Very easy: use their hand print for the body, then use their finger to make feet, grass and the other accents on its body. 


Here is Hailey making a "bunch of leaves" as she said :)


My last project was a really fun project. 
I made a turkey using scrap paper literally by eyeballing it, so it isn't perfect. 
I then wanted to fill each feather with what she told me she was thankful for.
First I had to explain to her what Thankful even meant. 
But once she got it she was on a roll.. A pretty funny roll too.. The washer machine? Her crown? and Money? What an imagination she has! 



I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I did!
~Nichole~

48 comments:

  1. Love these. I cannot wait to do things like this with Emma.

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  2. Love it! We do the Christmas Tree Hands every year, but now you have me thinking :)

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to do Christmas ones.. Its my favorite holiday so I am sure we will do a lot!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the Twitter shout out :)

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  4. So cute!!! Found you on the Thursday blog hop! Excited to see what other great ideas you have!! :)

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  5. Ah, those are so cute! Great ideas. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-22.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you so much! I will head on over now! Thanks for letting me know!

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  6. Cuuute!!! Love that the kiddos can get involved in this one, too :) You should enter your photos from this project into Craftbaby's DIY Thanksgiving Crafts & Decor Challenge!

    http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/36/diy-thanksgiving-crafts-and-decor

    xo,
    Candie

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the link I will head over and check it out.

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  7. I like the two turkey handprints. I am going to use that idea next week with my preschool class.
    AWESOME!

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    1. Thank you! I hope they have a lot of fun with it!

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  8. Such cute but simple ideas. I will have to try them with my youngest two! Found you on the blog hop! Check out my blockbuster cookies!

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  9. Hi Lovely, I'm your new follower from Blog Hop.
    Love your awesome blog. Feel free to check out & follow my blog @ revampspunkyrena.blogspot.com
    xoxo
    Rena

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I am a new follower of yours as well!

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  10. Cute projects! I love the things kids come up with that they are thankful for ~ adorable :)

    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  11. Love these. Love the turkey...and that she's thankful for milk. So cute! Thanks for linking up to our Pinteresing Party. :)

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  12. Very creative and they all turned very nice. Dropping by from BOTS. My entry: Things I do in between. Joysnotepad.blogspot.com

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  13. These are such fun ideas! Definitely going to have to make some of these with my daughter this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I also wanted to let you know that you've been featured on my blog today!
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/11/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-57.html

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for the feature! That is really sweet of you!

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  14. Wonderful projects, the tree is beautiful. I host a weekly link party called Our Favorite Things, I would love to have you join us.
    http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/11/our-favorite-things-link-party-22.html

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    1. Thank you very much! I will head over now :)

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  15. Adorable! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  16. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. Thank you for the invite! Just joined in with some fun posts!

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  17. Your handprint tree is so cute! What a great piece of home decor and keepsake. Thanks for sharing all of your cute projects on A Crafty Soiree!

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  18. What a stinkin' cute blog. I love this post and am definitely doing this with two and a half year old daughter. Pinned!

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    1. Aw thank you very much! Glad you like what you see!

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  19. These are such cute and fun projects, thanks for the ideas and linking up!
    http://www.joyfulhomemaking.com/2012/11/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-5.html

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  20. Love your fun autumn art projects, especially the turkeys how fun! I am showing your off this morning at my party!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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    1. Thank you very much! I will come over and check it out :)

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  21. Cute idea! I'm visiting your from Sumo's Sweet Stuff Linky Party. I am your newest follower on GFC and would love if you could come visit me too at http://sarahsaturdiy.blogspot.com. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you very much! AND thank you for following! I will head over now :)

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  22. Such cute projects, and I love the awesome tree! What a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent! I am so thrilled to have you. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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    1. Thank you very much! Love being a part of it!

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  23. These are all sooo adorable.. I am going to try the fingerprint tree with my littlest guy.. anything with paint that could be messy he loves!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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Thank you for stopping by. I LOVE comments.. Who wouldn't? I read all your comments and will do my best to reply to them all.. Can't wait to hear from you.
~Nichole~

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