Here’s a simply activity to do after school with your kids for Thanksgiving. It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away. We’ve been so busy with our schedules and school and a new baby this year it feels like it just snuck up on us. Here’s a simple craft to get you ready for fun this Thanksgiving week.
Whenever I see solid t-shirts on clearance I also grab a few for crafting for the holidays. It’s something my daughter and I enjoy doing together and creates a keepsake from each holiday. Our Snapshot of Parenting with Purpose this week reminded all of us the importance of capturing moments with our kids during the busy times.
The picture above and below of turkeys from years past, still remember how much fun they were to make together, so hopefully they’ll inspire you too.
To be honest my co-author +Amanda Boyarshinov is my inspiration for making holiday themed shirts and skirts, she’s far more talented when it comes to sewing, a peek at her recent Owl Quilt will confirm her creativity and skills. So I’m here to tell you this is so simple ANYONE can do it and at the LAST MINUTE!
I allow my daughter to help me with selecting the fabric, tracing the hand, the buttons, cutting the fabric and the placement on the shirt. That way she feels like this is her project too and it’s great fun to do it together. I don’t allow her near the iron, that’s a grownup job for now at our house. Now here’s where you can decide what to do. If you know you’re going to wear and wash the shirt again and again you can then sew around the handprint with your sewing machine or by hand. If you think you’re going to wear it a few times and be done with it you can chose a light stitching or none at all and then remove it when you’re done. I think our turkeys are actually going to become snowmen with the same fabric for the winter season. We shall see! I’ll keep you posted. It’s just fun to have something special to wear for the holidays. The orange handprint are becoming a table runner for Thanksgiving day too!
We can’t wait to hear how everyone’s week goes this week afterschool… which really mean a few days of school and lots of days at home with family. Just because they’re not in school doesn’t mean learning ends. You can learn so much as a family together with games, cooking, chores and even shopping, you just have to look for the teachable moments.
Deb Chitwood says
I love your T-shirts, Kim … what special family memories! Thanks so much for hosting Afterschool Express! Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com
:0) The tees are SO adorable! Clever idea.
Toddler Toy says
Nice & Lovely T-shirt. I really like this and I think my baby girl also.