“Give Thanks” Stacking Blocks

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Here’s a fun craft that all ages can help create for a Thanksgiving decoration  — the “Give Thanks” Stacking Blocks!

What You’ll Need
16 one-inch blocks (Hobby Lobby has a set for just $2.99)
Paint brushes
Scrapbook paper
Silver permanent marker or white paint pen
Regular paper and a pen

What You’ll Do

  1. With your pen and paper, write down which letters/symbols you would like to appear on the blocks.
  2. Organize those letters/symbols to alternate colors. We used green, brown and red.
  3. Once you know how many blocks to paint each color, paint them and set them aside to dry.
  4. While the blocks are drying, take your scrapbook paper and cut a square that is slightly smaller than 1×1 inch. It doesn’t have to be perfect as that will give each a unique look.
  5. After you have cut out enough squares and the blocks are dry, glue those squares to the blocks.
  6. Once the glue has dried, take your permanent marker or paint pen and write in the letters/symbols. Having the children do this step will also add a little character to the blocks. If you decide to do Thanksgiving related symbols like we did, a simple silhouette of them works just fine. No need to add detail to them.
  7. Set them aside to completely dry.
  8. After they are dry, you can assemble them on the fireplace mantle or on the table around your Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece.


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