Make clay gratitude leaves with kids to use for thankful trees and gratitude crafts.
Making marbled clay gratitude leaves is a fun Thanksgiving craft that kids and adults can enjoy making together. Transforming marbled clay fall leaves into gratitude leaf ornaments for your thankful tree, wreath, garland, or gratitude mobile is an easy way to create an attitude of gratitude in the home or classroom for Thanksgiving. You may also like this list of Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities and Crafts.
Marbled Clay Leaves Gratitude Craft for Thanksgiving
As it turns out, marbled clay gratitude leaves are great for decorating thankful trees and gratitude mobiles. The autumn colors look gorgeous when marbled together and make gorgeous leaf ornaments hanging from bare branches. Marbled clay gratitude leaves would also look great hanging from gratitude wreaths and garlands.
Clay Gratitude Leaves Materials
- Polymer clay
- Rolling pin or acrylic clay roller
- Precision glass cutting mat
- Leaf cookie cutters; or, try THESE
- Alphabet stamps; or, write words of thankfulness on baked gratitude leaf ornaments with a paint pen.
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How to Make Clay Gratitude Leaf Ornaments for Your Thankful Tree
You can make gorgeous marbled clay autumn leaves with or without words of gratitude on them. Click HERE for the full tutorial, then come on back to this page for the details on how to stamp words of gratitude onto your clay leaves. Don’t worry, there is a link to get back to this post in the directions. 😉
Stamp or Write Words of Gratitude on Leaf Ornaments
Before you bake your marbled clay autumn leaves use alphabet stamps to write words of gratitude on them. Or, bake marbled clay fall leaves, and use a paint pen to write words of thankfulness onto the clay leaves once they are cool.
Writing on the leaves after they are baked makes it possible to create a thankful tree with clay gratitude leaves as a Thanksgiving advent, or, as an interactive Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Learn more about thankful trees and their uses in Thankful Tree Tradition Ideas for Thanksgiving.
Helping Kids Make Gratitude Leaf Ornaments
Teaching children to be grateful for what they have opens the space for abundance to flow into their lives and can create an attitude of gratitude in the home or classroom.
Next, encourage them to come up with their own words of gratitude to stamp, or, write on the marbled clay fall leaves.
If your children are not reading and writing yet, ask them what they are most thankful for and then help them stamp, or write on the leaf ornaments for them.
Although my daughter is not able to write yet, she wanted to stamp some of the clay leaves herself. She made a lot of leaves with smiling faces to represent happiness. I showed her how to use the colon and parenthesis that came with our alphabet stamps to make them and away she went!