Clay Gratitude Leaves Thanksgiving Craft – Teaching kids to be grateful for what they have opens the space for abundance to flow into their lives. An easy way to teach children about thankfulness is to make some gratitude leaf ornaments for your thankful tree, wreath, or garland.
Crafting 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, or garland is an easy way to create an attitude of gratitude in the home this Thanksgiving.
Marbled Clay Leaves Gratitude Craft for Thanksgiving
As it turns out, marbled clay gratitude leaves are great for decorating thankful trees. The marbled autumn colors look lovely leaf ornaments hanging from bare branches. Marbled clay gratitude leaves would also be easy to make into gratitude wreaths and garlands.
Clay Gratitude Leaves Materials
- Polyform clay in assorted colors
- Rolling pin or polyform Sculpey 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 white 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 then use an extra fine white paint pen to write words of thankfulness onto the clay leaves.
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 our roundup of the best thankful trees 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 creates an attitude of gratitude in the home.
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!
DIY Clay Gratitude Leaf Ornaments
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