Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thanks: Day 4

Today's calendar flap had a candle decoration under it (or a "fall centerpiece...", so that's what we made - a candle decoration!

First you paint three different sizes of toilet paper or paper towel rolls. We used red and yellow paint.
While you're waiting for that to dry, you put LOTS of glue ALL OVER a paper plate. It's not possible to put on too much, so don't worry...

Then you carefully place silk leaves and craft "dried grass" all over the gluey plate.

Then you add more glue! You position the three toilet paper rolls/candles on the plate, and you add the pine cones you collected yesterday.

You pick out some ribbon - I wanted RED! - and have Mommy tie a bow tie around the candles. As a finishing touch, you "light" the candles with tissue paper flame. Mommy wanted to use yellow, but I thought pink would be much better. So we compromised - one candle has yellow tissue, one has pink, and one has both!

And there's the finished candle decoration!

Here's the list of things I'm thankful for:
  1. Coloring
  2. Writing & drawing
  3. Soccer ball
  4. Water
  5. Uncle Jaques and Auntie Erika and Gabriel
Now, what do YOU like? I've got my pen ready to write!

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Annette said...

This is really cute!

Kori said...

I think perhaps OWen and I will try this decoration at home; it is lovely. As are the things for which you are thankful I am glad you are so willing to share with us; I know that it helps me daily to remember how good I really do have it.

Brooke said...

gorgeous!! :)

i'm thankful for my vacation that begins tomorrow!!

ShEiLa said...

Such clever craftiness Miss Esme.


Conny said...

oh neat - great craft :)

Wifey said...

Love it! You and you're mommy are such great artists!

Winks & Smiles,

Jen @ One Moms World said...

What a great idea. I am going to have to do this for my girls and have them as Thanksgiving placeholders.