Add some fun and creative inspiration to your Thanksgiving holiday by putting your little pilgrims in charge of the decorations. Tori Webb Pendergrass, artist and director of the Pigment School of the Arts, shares five easy art projects that are sure to get everyone in the Thanksgiving spirit.
Tori Webb Pendergrass
Pigment School of the Arts
4605 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
When professional artist Tori Pendergrass isn’t nurturing the artistic spirit in both kids and adults at her acclaimed art school, she’s busy producing and showing her own fine art in galleries around the world. With simple craft supplies and a bit of imagination, Pendergrass says that these art pieces are perfect for bringing an autumn theme to your family’s Turkey Day get-together.
Coffee Filter Fall Leaf
The possibilities are limitless for decorating with these colorful fall leaves. String them together in a garland, use them for place cards at the table or scatter the leaves around your home for a splash of color.
For the decorative paper used in this craft, Pendergrass suggests using junk mail, scrapbook paper, fabric or even paint store samples.
Thanksgiving Table Candles
Cast a warm glow on your Thanksgiving table with these faux stained glass candles that are made by overlapping strips of tissue paper to ordinary glass prayer candles. You can find clear glass prayer candles at the dollar store and at most grocery stores.
Corn Husk Wreath
This rustic fall door wreath will wow your guests from the moment they arrive. Pendergrass says that the more husks you use, the better the wreath will turn out. You can find corn husks in the Mexican food aisle of any grocery store.
Take the kids on a nature walk outdoors to gather bare branches for this lovely Thanksgiving table centerpiece.
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