Thankful Tree (from one paper bag)

Every year we put up a Thankful Tree. I can’t remember how long we have done this for but it is something I enjoy each year. I am also happy to see it is an idea that has caught on and lots of other people are making their own thankful trees. The way we use ours is on November 1st as we take down the ancestor altar we put up our trunk and branches of the tree. At dinner when we ask what are you thankful for today. This is fun and a slight variation of our normal “what was your favorite thing about today?” question. Each night we write the what we are thankful for on leaves and I put them up.

This of course works swimmingly as November’s theme for Little is Gratitude.

This morning I hunted around for the trunk I made last year. I am sure I put it somewhere safe but I guess it was to safe 🙂 After deciding that I would not lose my mind over such matters I decided to make a new trunk. I found a paper grocery bag that Little had colored on as gift wrap last year and we never used.

 

image

I cut the sides out.

image

like so

image

Then I cut each side in half along the fold line.

image

I crumpled and twisted up the strips and decided I wanted more so I cut either on of the bigger sides off the bag and cut it into strips and crumpled and twisted it.

image

I gave the remaining large part of the bag some curves more like a tree.

image

used scotch tape. (see some of the art)

image

I wanted to give the middle branches a little more height so I add in the part of the bag I cut to make curves for the trunk. I used copious amounts of scotch tape to put it up and there it is on our Kitchen door waiting for us to add lots and lots of leaves.

Advertisements
Categories: arts and crafts, Children s Activities, daily life, family, gratitude, Kids | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “Thankful Tree (from one paper bag)

  1. Reblogged this on The Littlest Druid and commented:
    This is wonderful to do

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Throwback at Trapper Creek

An ongoing chronicle of meeting the expectations of the land...

Pocket Glass

An online mirror book.

Br0ken Girl Diaries

“Once, I can’t remember, I was long ago, someone strange. I was innocent and wise, and full of pain. Now that I’m a woman, everything has changed. Once, when I was searching, somewhere out of reach, far away, in a place I could not find, or heart obey. Now that I’m a woman, everything is strange.” – Amalthea from The Last Unicorn.

Sang Rouge Terre Blanc

A Mystery School For The 21st Century

Green Plate Rule

Making healthy meals simple and fun for the whole family.

hecatedemeter

Undermining the Patriarchy Every Chance I Get. And I Get a Lot of Chances (Copyright Preserved)

History Witch

Illustrations & Odd Facts

a willful termination of belief

THE WEIRD FICTION OF MIK DIETLIN

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Old World Garden Farms

Gardening, Cooking & DIY Living

thistledewmercantileblog.wordpress.com/

The Blessing of the Home is Contentment

The Grumpy Druid

Selected entries from the diary of a 21st Century druid.

Love is my Spirit

An exploration of the Infinite Forms of Love...

Northern Rivers Grove, ADF

Bringing the Ár nDraíocht Féin tradition to Northern NY

Fox and Broom

A mom's adventures in keeping healthy, keeping her sanity, and making stuff.

Urban Meliad

Feminist Witch talks Magic, Animism, Local Food, Goddesses, Urban Agriculture, Fibre Arts, and Preserves

While Chasing Kids

Russian mom posts about things that happen in and around her kitchen

theINFP

I aim to bring delight to others by sharing my creative endeavours

Poison Magnolia

When You Have Eliminated The Impossible, Whatever Remains, However Improbable, Must Be The Truth.

petit4chocolatier

food, writing, life, and other things in-between

Bucket List Publications

Indulge- Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences

A Green(ish) Life

Combining permaculture, serious crafty skills and a deeply instilled sense of wonder to lead as green(ish) a life as possible!

Romancing the Bee

Beautiful Beekeeping, English Cottage Gardening, and Cooking with Honey

Lazy Hippie Mama

One woman's attempt to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort

Pixiecraft: Adventures of Magick and Devotion

The Life of a Practicing Pagan and Traditional Witch

This Pagan House

Autumn 2013

Lucky Pastels

Lifestyle Beauty Fashion DIY

Serenity Spell

WILD IN FLORIDA: Exploring and Photographing Florida's Threatened Ecosystems, Wildlife, and More

fall in love. take photos. repeat.

the chronicles of a girl with a camera

Witch Reads

magical book reviews

Small Potatoes

Because in MY life, these things are no small potatoes

jerry-mahoney.com

Author, ranter, dad

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

She turns coffee into books so she can afford to buy more coffee. And more books.

Eat, Play, Love

making memories through food, wine and travel

The Parenting Passageway

Peaceful Parenting for a Hectic World

Wonder in the Woods

Living and Learning in the Pacific Northwest

The Oracle

The Blog

The Witch of Forest Grove

Animism, Folk Magic, and Spirit Work in the Pacific Northwest

Journey with Julia

Living each day with kindness, compassion, inspiration, and humor.

%d bloggers like this: