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Thanksgiving is only one week away! To make the table a little more festive, Brielle and Hailey had a fun painting experience and helped make Thanksgiving Place Cards, a tradition in our family. This year’s design involved some active toddlers, finger paint and a bath luffa! Read on to see how we made them!
A few years ago I shared some past example of our long standing family tradition – kid made place cards for Thanksgiving made by my sister and I.
That year, a wee little Brielle helped to craft up some pillow box place cards for the family.
Yes those photos above are of BRIELLE, not Hailey, but obviously they are from around the same age because #birthdaytwins.
A few drips on the plate, some simple directions and she was off!
Bounce, bounce, bounce…
Then bigger bounces happened! I’m happy to report that it didn’t splatter and stayed on the paper.
Cute little Hailey (yes this above photo is Hailey now, I told you they look like twins!) got her hand in the act with some finger painted pages.
Brielle had a blast and of course ended her painting session by getting her hands messy with some finger painted pages too.
Once dry, I grew up some leaf designs from all the prints and cut out the shapes. I liked the look with the outlined shape so I just kept it.
I paired the leaves with some punched circles as the actual place card part.
Next Thursday, all the family, including my brother-in-law George who’s place card is seen above, will sit down to enjoy our delicious meal and Brielle can share that she and Hailey helped make the place cards! (Who am I kidding, I have two toddlers so I don’t plan to be sitting down very much, nor will I probably enjoy a hot meal! Right moms?)
If you have toddlers at home, I highly recommend switching out that boring old paint brush and trying some other tools during paint time!