Bring your family together with a fun and fulfilling Thanksgiving craft activity that will bring the practice of gratitude into your family celebration. Ask your family to share their thankful thoughts while making pretty custom Thanksgiving plates, created by Crafty Chica, using a simple technique anyone can do.
Thanksgiving is all about spending time with those closest to you and focusing on the parts of life that we are most grateful for. Practicing gratitude for even 10 minutes a day can have lasting health benefits and can positively affect your relationships, so it makes sense to introduce a fun gratitude-inspired activity into your Thanksgiving celebration.
For this Thanksgiving craft, each family member will put their name on a plate, and the rest of the family will decorate dinner plates with written expressions of gratitude about that person. These plates will become special keepsakes that can be used for Thanksgiving dinner from year to year. To prepare for this craft, you need plain white porcelain plates and permanent markers, which you can find at your local home store or dollar store.
Or, as a fun family field trip idea, visit your local pottery-painting studio and have each person make a plate using underglazes for ceramics. These plates will become heirlooms that will last a lifetime.
Before you begin
Set up your dining table as a workspace for this craft. Cover the table with a vinyl tablecloth, and lay out a plate for each person. Provide plenty of permanent markers or ceramic paint markers. Wipe the plate with an alcohol pad to clean it and prepare the glazed surface for the permanent ink. After they are completed be sure to only handwash your plates.