Teach Me Tuesday: I’m Thankful Table Runner

Happy Veteran’s Day friends and welcome to Teach Me Tuesday! A (mostly) weekly series where we share all things kid-friendly that you can do with your kids or teach them how to do. It can be educational, artistic, scientific, hands-on…anything goes as long as it’s kid approved! Today, our kid crafts contributor, Michelle, is sharing a sweet and meaningful Thanksgiving craft to do with the kiddos! I am LOVING her I’m Thankful Table Runner idea! It’s perfect for Thanksgiving! 

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Hello Mine for the Making lovelies! It is Michelle from Delicate Construction back with another kid craft for you all! We are officially in my favorite time of year- I love November and December and all the holidays, festivities and get togethers during this time. With Thanksgiving coming up first, I thought it would be fun to create a table runner with one of the things I am most grateful for- my daughter.

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This is a super simple project and I like to make table runners each year, but now that Avery is writing, I have to have her get involved. I love her writing and have to save this now for years to come. First things first, you need a table runner. Normally I make these and just sew them with whatever fabric, canvas or drop cloth I have on hand but this year I bought one. It says $10 but it was on sale so I think I got it for $7 and it was totally worth the time it saved me.

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Next, I grabbed some paper so that I could write the words and Avery could copy them and some fall colored permanent markers.

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Once I had those three things, we were ready to get writing! We started with family of course and as soon as we wrote that, I knew I had to also document the way she draws people. It is so sweet and I know I will be breaking this out each year!

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It was so fun watching her write everything but it was also great practice as well! She is learning so much so fast!

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After she was done writing (it would have been a lot for her to do all on her own) I filled in with some additional things that she helped brainstorm and we finished it out! I hope you have fun with this one and create a keepsake for your family!

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If you are looking for some more holiday inspiration, check out my Delicately Constructed Holiday series running jointly on my blog and You Tube Channel. You can check out the first episode HERE!



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  1. Aw, that is really sweet! I hope you will link it up at the Found & Foraged Linky Party tonight! Hope to see you there http://www.thebigrevealblog.com
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  2. What a lovely idea. I’m wishing I’d thought of this years ago! It would be lovely to build it up over the years, getting everyone who joins you for dinner to add just a little bit more.
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