Make a unique leaf stamp tablecloth for your Thanksgiving kids table with an easy idea from Julie!
Your kids will love creating their own four sack Thanksgiving tablecloth. This leaf print activity couldn’t be easier.
This Thanksgiving, we wanted to try stamping leaves. But I wanted them to make something that was a keepsake, something we could use year after year.
We stumbled into this cute flour sack leaf stamp tablecloth idea! Our handmade tablecloth will be perfect to decorate the kids table at Thanksgiving dinner.
DIY Thanksgiving Leaf Stamp Tablecloth Keepsake
For our leaf stamp tablecloth, we needed:
- flour sack fabric square
- craft paint
- black fabric marker
- assorted leaves
- tin foil
I really love how this project helped my son with following directions and fine motor skills. It also boosts decision-making skills, planning, and learning colors!
How to Make a Thanksgiving Leaf Stamp Tablecloth
First, I covered our table with tin foil. Flour sack fabric is pretty thin, so I didn’t want to worry about paint bleeding through to the table.
Then we went out and collected a few leaves from the backyard. We carefully dusted them off and set them with our supplies.
Time to stamp!
We painted the backs of the leaves and pressed them onto the flour sack. It helped to stamp just one color at a time to keep the colors from getting muddy.
Try more leaf-inspired activities for Thanksgiving or autumn.
We couldn’t help but do some experimenting with color, though.
My son mixed some beautiful shades of yellow and orange together. My favorite combination was red and purple!
Once our stamps were done, we let the paint dry for a few minutes.
Then I outlined the leaf shapes with a black fabric marker.
You could use a Sharpie in a pinch. The fabric marker did a really good job drawing smoothly and not snagging on the fabric.
Older kids could help out with this, but since my children are preschool age and under I tackled this step on my own.
Last, I wrote “Thankful” in the middle of the design.
Try creating this Thankful Tree with your family this Fall!
My kids can’t wait to see their leaf stamp tablecloth on their Thanksgiving table!