I am thankful for Pinterest. 😀
I am also thankful our three littles still love to do art projects and craft with materials on hand.
I am thankful for the sweet words they chose for their thankful pages in these precious books!
I am thankful for crafts that are keepers!
Though we can’t ever be too thankful, I will share a bit more about this little project that consumed some of our morning. I can’t take credit, so let me credit the original source and please click over there for detailed instructions and much better photos LOL!
I did make some adaptations, because I was out of rubber bands and hadn’t saved any environmental cardboard (great idea though!) for the colored feathers.
OK, aside from the fact no one should run out of rubber bands e.v.e.r., let’s focus on the positive. I’m instinctive and immediately went for the loom bands for a *temporary* fix until the Prez comes home tonight with the appropriate rubber bands.
I also pulled out our scraps from previous projects for the colored feathers, and they went to work making them out of torn paper, torn tissue paper, cut-up pieces of felt, cut-up cardboard and parts of a pop-tart box that was discarded in the recycling trash can yesterday.
As I noted above, please go to B-inspired Mama for detailed step-by-step instructions.
This craftiness was perfect to me because:
- it requires writing and/or narrating (for little ones you could write it for them as they narrate their story)
- it encourages thinking creatively as the story is written/narrated
- it encourages illustrations from various mediums (markers were their preferred choice but colored pencils also work and paint would as well)
- it serves a purpose other than just another craft (that could potentially end up in the round file tomorrow—this one definitely won’t!)
- it required the use of scissors, glue sticks AND liquid glue
- my kids ages 9, 9 and 4 all LOVED this project which is really my ultimate goal.
So what are you thankful for today? PLEASE share in the comments! I love to hear from you!