Tree of Thanks
By Nancy Cavanaugh


What you need:
Construction paper or fun foam - brown, yellow, orange, red and green
Black marker
Craft glue
Family pictures
Leaf patterns

What to do:

Family Tree
1. Draw and cut out a tree with lots of branches.
2. Trace and cut out enough maple or oak leaves from different colors for each member of your family.
3. Trace the quarter in the middle of the leaf, then cut out the circle. Place the quarter over the face of each family member and trace around the quarter, leaving a border.
4. Carefully glue the faces onto the leaves. Allow to dry completely.
5. Glue the leaves onto the tree.
6. With the black marker, write your last name on one line, then" Family" on the next line.

Thankful Tree
1. Draw and cut out a tree with lots of branches.
2. Trace the leaves onto different colors, approximately eight, then cut out.
3. On each leaf, use the black marker to write one thing you're thankful for.
4. Glue the leaves onto the tree. Allow to dry completely.

. Cut a trunk from the brown construction paper or fun foam and leaves from the green. Cut out apples so that the tops are joined and fold in half. Write each family member's name on the front. On the inside, write one thing about the person that you're thankful for. Glue the apples onto the

Nancy Cavanaugh, is a stay-at-home mom and avid crafter. You can find lots more fun crafts for kids, ages three to seven, at her site: Kids Holiday Crafts


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