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Friday, November 9, 2012

Make some haystacks

Fall is here and Thanksgiving is almost upon us! It always bugs me how we move from Halloween to Christmas, neglecting a very important holiday like Thanksgiving. Oh sure you eat and watch football but do you decorate?

Well now it is time to get crafty and decorate! Check out these super easy haystacks! They also can be used as name card holders for place settings at your thanksgiving meal! Let make a few shall we......

  • Yellow construction paper
  • brown pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • White construction paper (optional)
  • Straw (optional)
  • Tape (optional)

Cut your yellow construction paper in half the long way. Now cut the edges on both sides to "fray" it. Now simply roll it up! Secure your haystack with a section of pipe cleaner (cut pipe cleaner.) Fluff out your top and bottom and you have a haystack!

If you want to use them as place settings, simply cut a straw to the desired height. Write the name on some white construction paper and tape it to the straw. Kids will love making these and they will add a festive touch to your decorating! And imagine everyones delight when they learn your child made the name holders for the dinning table!

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