What are you thankful for?
When I was teaching, every year during Thanksgiving I would have my kids make a “Thankful For Turkey” with their families. They would take home a bunch of construction paper feathers and write what they were thankful for, then attach it to a turkey body.
I am no longer in the classroom, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a good thankful for craft! However, for my Thanksgiving table, I classed it up a bit. No primary colored construction paper, and no turkey body.
But, it is still the same idea; to get everyone around the table thinking about what they are thankful for during this season of gratitude and blessings.
This craft couldn’t be easier.
colored card stock ( I coordinated the colors with my decor)
die cut machine (like a Spellbinder) or scissors
pens, markers, crayons, writing utensils
Using your die cut machine, cut out feather shapes in various colors. If you are using scissors, either trace a pattern or free hand cut some feathers.
Set out the feathers with some pens, and encourage your guests to write words, phrases, etc expressing what they are thankful for. You can even read them at the table! For the kids, you can set a pile of feathers and some crayons or pens on the table and let them write/decorate as they wait for dinner!
That’s it! Super easy, and a great way to get your guests thinking and talking, plus it keeps the kids busy!
For my feathers, I used the Spellbinder Platinum6 die cut machine. It is incredible! I was able to cut through 8 pieces of card stock at one time, which made cutting a gazillion feathers a breeze! The Spellbinder can also cut through a ton of other mixed media including fabric, tin, foil, even leather and burlap! You can purchase all sorts of shaped die-cuts, as well as embossing plates to decorate with! All using one machine that folds up to store! So easy and endless possibilities!
This is a sponsored post. We received a Spellbinder for review, but as always, our opinions are our own and this post is an honest one.