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 autumn leaves is a fun way to spend time connecting with the kids. Transforming marbled clay leaves into gratitude leaf ornaments for your thankful tree, wreath, or garland is an easy way to create an attitude of gratitude in your home this Thanksgiving.
When we are thankful for what we have, we are given more of what we are grateful for.
Marbled Clay Leaves Gratitude Craft for Thanksgiving
Marbled clay gratitude leaves are perfect for decorating thankful trees. The marbled autumn colors look lovely hanging as leaf ornaments on bare branches. Marbled clay gratitude leaves are also perfect for 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; other options can be found HERE and HERE
- Leaf cookie cutters; try THESE or THESE
- Alphabet stamps; they can also be found HERE and HERE (alternatively you can 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. Teach your children about thankfulness and encourage them to come up with their own words of gratitude to stamp on the marbled clay fall leaves.
Alternatively, you can bake the marbled clay fall leaves first, and then use an extra fine white paint pen to write words of thankfulness and gratitude on your clay leaves. This method will allow you to use a thankful tree with clay gratitude leaves as a Thanksgiving advent or 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. If your children are not reading and writing yet, ask them what they are most thankful for and stamp, or write on the leaf ornaments for them.
My daughter is not able to write yet, but 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
Don’t forget to have a look at 20 Thanksgiving traditions for more fun things to do on Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to have a peek at our Fall Bucket List seasonal activity guide for the best autumn EVER!
Related: Top 10 Thankful Trees
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