With Thanksgiving coming up right around the corner...less than 6 days away, oh my! I thought I would share a fun tutorial for a project that the kids and I did earlier this month as a reminder of all that we are thankful for in our lives. Earlier this fall, Elmer's and X-ACTO sent a kit full of goodies out to me so I could try their new Z-Series Knife. This knife is X-ACTO's sharpest and most durable blade yet and I thought this would be the perfect project to try it out!
We made a Thanks Giving Tree to share all that we are thankful for each and every day. This project is so easy to do and perfect for little hands to help decorate. This would also be such a great project to do on Thanksgiving, don't you think? I cut out the 3-D tree and the leaves using the new X-ACTO knife (it's super sharp so only adults should be using it!) and I let the kids paint the tree and write on the leaves as well as decorate the tree with our thankful leaves...it was a fun way to spend an afternoon. And we are always adding more leaves as we think of more things to be thankful for everyday!
Here's how you can make one too!
The Thanks Giving Tree
Assorted sheets of scrap book paper
Brown craft paint
X-ACTO knife, carefully cut the tree shape out of the foam board. Make sure to cut a small tree stand as well as a small slit at the bottom of the tree so the tree can stand by itself.
Using an Elmer's Dot Runner, place a small amount of the dot runner tape on the underside of one tip of each leaf so that each leaf will be able to stick to the tree.
To continue with the Thanks Giving theme, Elmer's and X-ACTO would like to offer TWO $25 Walmart Gift Cards for TWO lucky readers to win so that you can try out their new products yourself!
Tell me what you are thankful for this year!
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