This Thanksgiving help your kids decorate the dinner table with a crafty centerpiece made with sticks from your backyard.
What You'll Need
16" to 18" sticks
Paper grocery bags
Tall drinking glasses
Lentils or split peas
Paint sticks different colors and let dry.
Cut 5" circles from grocery bags and cut 3-1/2" circles from white paper. Mount white circles on top of brown ones with glue and let dry. Write letters on each of the white circles to write a Thanksgiving sentiment (we spelled out "Give Thanks").
Glue each circle to a painted stick and anchor in a glass full of beans, lentils, or split peas. Display down the center of your dining table or along a buffet.
Originally published in the November 2009 issue of Parents magazine