Kids and Crafts

I am not a crafty person but I admire people who are. Even people like me who can’t think of their own crafts can use Pinterest and come up with ideas. Every year our church hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for the older folks and the younger members serve them. Before the dinner the kids make something that will be given to the older church members. This year they are taking mason jars, taping a leaf on the outside of the jar, and painting around the leaf. These will be candle holders on the tables.The idea came from Pinterest, but the kids and jars belong to us!

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The kids brought old shirts with them to wear over their good clothes. This artist is our granddaughter and she has on Poppa’s oldest, most favorite shirt. By the time she got finished painting it had several new paint splotches on it. Maybe now Poppa will let me get rid of it, or it may make him love it even more.

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The older kids were able to do a little bit more complicated craft than the younger ones. No matter what their age was they all loved painting.

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These little gals got to stick their fingers in some paint and then put dots on the cards to represent leaves. I watched the little girls dip their fingers in and very gently touch their fingers on the cards they were working on. Later I watched my grandson grind his finger into the paint and then make the biggest blobs he could on the trees. There is definitely a difference in girls and boys (of course you knew that already).

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I think these gals are comparing their trees. Mine looks better than yours! Nah, they are all beautiful!

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Kids and crafts just go together like peanut butter and jelly, don’t you think? What sort of crafts do you like to do with your children or grandchildren? And can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? How did it get here so quickly?

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  1. Mary Alice 7 Nov, 2016

    Such beautiful pictures of our beautiful children!!! Thanks for the reminder–they are our greatest earthly treasure!!!

  2. Cute craft ideas! And no, I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving. 0.o

  3. Love the jar idea – I love painting at my old age too!

  4. When my two Florida grandkids were little, we’d collect sea shells then spread a newspaper on a table outside and paint them in all kinds of colors and designs plus add
    glitter. I have a big bowl of them in my living room from 10 plus years ago. Such great memories. Even now, when they come to visit as teenagers, it brings back happy memories of spending hours together doing this very simple craft.

  5. teresak 8 Nov, 2016

    Oh that sounds like fun and I bet they still have those shells.

  6. teresak 8 Nov, 2016

    Thank you so much for commenting. We can paint at all ages!

  7. teresak 8 Nov, 2016

    Me either! Thanks for commenting!

  8. I’m told I’m crafty but I don’t think that’s the same thing! Delightful pictures

    My WW pictures (Linky)

  9. teresak 9 Nov, 2016

    Ha ha ha, no it’s not the same thing! Thanks for visiting!

  10. Beautiful photos! My kids love to do arts and crafts too. Thanks for linking up for Wordless Wednesday.

  11. teresak 10 Nov, 2016

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting!