DIY Thanksgiving Textured Leaf Card

DIY Thanksgiving Textured Leaf Cards

I took advantage of the warm weather on Monday and the fact that my daughter was out of school to help me with a Thanksgiving craft with my youngest son. I have been wanting to teach my youngest son about textures and thought that our Thanksgiving craft would be a perfect idea. Today, I wanted to share with you ourย DIY Thanksgiving Textured Leaf Cards.


We went outside and we found a variety of leaves for our craft. I even picked a leaf off a bush that had a hole in the middle of it.

DIY Thanksgiving Textured Leaf Card

He is picking a different type of leaf off a bush.

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Once you have gathered a varity of leaves, head back inside and gather up the following supplies: crayons, and white printer paper.

Our Collection of Leaves

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Grab you paper and have your child hide the leaves under the paper. Then grab a color and show them how to rub a leaf pattern onto their paper. Then once your child has completed their artwork, discuss with them how each of the leaves have a different pattern or texture. I showed my son what the leaf with the hole in the middle of it looked like on the piece of paper.

When we were finished with the craft, my daughter decided to take our project one step further. She ended up searching the internet for some quotes and made a card for her grandparents. I hope that you have enjoyed our craft time.

Front of Our Thanksgiving Card

DIY Thanksgiving Textured Leaf Cards

Poem on the Inside of our Card

DIY Thanksgiving Textured Leaf Cards

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31 responses to “DIY Thanksgiving Textured Leaf Cards”

  1. StacySews andSchools Avatar

    What a sweet project for kids to do for Thanksgiving! Love it! This is something we are definitely going to have to do!!
    THANK YOU!!!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I hope your kids enjoy it too. I hope you don’t live in an area that has snow on the ground.

  2. michele@followmehom Avatar

    I love that you integrated your art project with the holiday card. What grandparent wouldn’t love that! Welcome to “Blog with Friends”, Christy. It’s so nice to have you along ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you Michele. I look forward to more crafts/blog posts with the group.

  3. Karen @Baking In A Tornado Avatar

    This is such a sweet project for kids of any age and so meaningful for holiday time.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, I think the grandparents will enjoy their card. Thank you for inviting me into the group. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Robin Avatar

    These are awesome, and not just for the younger kids, either! I’m so happy you joined our group. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Christy Avatar

      My daughter is 17 and she enjoyed helping me with this project. I am thankful that she took it a step further too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Erinn Sluka Avatar

    I remember making these as a kid. This is fun!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I did something similar in school too. Ah the memories a craft will bring back.

  6. Lydia Avatar

    I have always loved doing leaf rubbings. This is such a fabulous way to get the kids involved, outside, and creative!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I was going to do more than just leaves but it ended up being too windy outside. This project turned out great.

  7. becca Avatar

    What a fun project to do with kids for the holiday. I love arts and crafts.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you. My kids enjoyed it. I love homemade gifts too.

  8. Danielle K Avatar

    This is such a simple, yet great idea for a fun craft to do. I always loved doing leaf rubbings when I was a kid ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for visiting. I remember doink fun crafts like this in school too.

  9. Annemarie LeBlanc Avatar

    SUch a cute little idea for the children!

  10. Erika Avatar

    I remember creating something similar to this when I was a kid … it was fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Christy Avatar

      I remember doink a craft similar to this is school. Ah the memories.

  11. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo Avatar

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in my country, but I like the idea of using leaves for the card. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you. It is a versatile craft and you could use it for any holiday or homemade birthday card.

  12. Rebecca Swenor Avatar

    I love this idea and it fun to do things like this with the kids. It brings out everyone's creativity. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Sharon Ulery Ruggieri Avatar
    Sharon Ulery Ruggieri

    How fun is all of that DIY stuff! I love it!

  14. Christy Garrett Avatar

    My youngest asked me to do another craft with him a few days later. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Christy Garrett Avatar

    It does bring back memories. I remember doing something similar in school too. Thank you for visiting.

  16. Christy Garrett Avatar

    Thank you. My kids used to bring home stuff too but as teens that tapered off.

  17. Christy Garrett Avatar

    Yes, he loved it. Thank you for visiting.

  18. Erinn Sluka Avatar

    These are fun activities- a little outdoors to art is great for a little boy

  19. Lauren Stevens Avatar

    I always loved doing leaf printing as a child; as a parent, I love that this activity combines an appreciation of nature with an art activity, as well as a lesson in character. Great idea!

  20. Jessica Avatar

    What a fun idea. I was was thinking of having the kids make Thanks cards for their teachers and I think we may do this.