Monday, November 23, 2009

Evie Discovers Thanksgiving Place Mats

Evie is so excited about Thanksgiving! She gets to spend time with her family and friends, and eat great food - it doesn't get much better than that!

Since she thought she might be a little messy during her Thanksgiving meal, Evie decided to make a Thanksgiving place mat.

Evie and her Mommy looked around at other blogs for inspiration on how to make the perfect place mat.

They found some great ideas! Here are a few of their favorites:
  • Instead of doing place cards, you could try this personalized place mat. Your guests are sure to be impressed with this special touch! And what a fun way to find your seat!!
  • Here are some adorable place mats for the kids table. They're cute decoration and the kids would love playing with them!
  • And finally, the place mat idea Evie chose for this week's adventure!
Since Evie made Fall cards last week using leaves as stamps, she wanted to try something different. Instead of using leaves inside her place mat, she wanted to create a cute little turkey!

She was ready to collect her supplies! Her Mommy didn't have to buy a single item for this craft - they already had everything at the house:


  • Colored construction or card stock paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Wax Paper
  • Pencil for tracing

Evie's favorite part was having her hand traced for the turkey body and feathers!


Her Mommy traced her hand on a brown colored paper for the turkey body. She also traced Evie's hand on 4 different colors of paper for bright feathers.


Next she cut the fingers off of the colored paper to use as feathers


Evie glued the colored pieces behind the turkey for the feathers. She also trimmed some red paper to add a wattle (red beard) Yes, Evie's Mommy did just look up what that was called. She glued on some stick legs, drew on a face and her turkey was ready to go!



Evie added a few pieces of paper to her place mat to write "Happy Thanksgiving" and her name and the year


After she had all of the decorations for the place mat, Evie and her Mommy were ready to iron it together. They took a piece of wax paper and arranged the design. They covered it with another piece of wax paper, and then ironed it together with a warm iron (Evie's Mommy used a cotton/linen setting). It sealed together very quickly!



After the place mat was ironed together, it was easy to trim the uneven edges...and Evie was finished! A place mat ready for her Thanksgiving meal!!

Be sure to enter Evie's giveaway for a free Christmas Card - ends 11/30

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, being a Kinder teacher, you would think I would have seen that idea before, but I never have, so cute! Good job Evie! Can't wait to do some more crafting with you tomorrow!

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