Thankful Tree


Thanksgiving is coming soon and
 I wanted to have something
to bring to our family feast
(besides the Spin Art Turkeys and lots of goodies)
so I decided to make a 
Tree of Thanks

First we marbled some paper with shaving cream:
put some shaving cream in a pan
squirt paint or food coloring on top
and
 swirl it around
Place paper on top of the shaving cream
pat it a little and peel it up
Most of the time I wait for the shaving cream to dry and rub it off
but this time I squeegeed it off before it was dry
I think I'll stick to the waiting and rubbing off method
After you have all the paper you want, set them aside 
and
let the kids get crazy with the shaving cream
It's hard for my kids to resist playing with the shaving cream
it's so fun to squish between fingers
 While the paper was drying we went on a nature walk to collect leaves
we traced the leaves onto the paper and cut them out

I drew a tree on a cardboard box and cut it out
then let Miss C paint it 
 She used the end of her paint brush to drag lines in the paint to simulate bark
 We'll set the tree up at  Thanksgiving dinner with the leaves next to it and
family can write the things they're thankful for on the leaves 
then
stick them to the branches
I know we'll have a tree full of leaves by the end of the day!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


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9 comments:

  1. love your tree! our tree looks a little amateur compared to yours... lol. love all your ideas :) great blog!

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  2. Really cute! Always love the shaving cream technique! It will be neat to see your tree transform through the different seasons!

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  3. This is gorgeous! I've seen that paint/shaving cream technique and it is always so gorgeous. It really made the tree beautiful!

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  4. Awesome! I love shaving foam painting art! This is so cute - thanks for sharing :-)

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  5. I did something very similar this year too only yours is far more artsy and far more beautiful too. I will for sure do it your way next year. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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  6. Thanks Laura, I wasn't intentionally going for artsy and beautiful, shaving cream art just comes out that way, it's so simple too! But MESSY!!!!!! :)

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  7. Thanks for the comments everyone!

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  8. I so wanted to make leaves w/shaving cream & we never did! Your tree was awesome.

    Thanks for linking your idea to the Sunday Showcase last week. Hope to see you this week!

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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