Thanksgiving Crafts

Give each child a 9 inch square of Construction paper that has been divided into nine squares. Let each child glue 3 inch squares of fabric, wall[paper or colored wrapping paper in to the squares on their papers. Encourage them to glue their squares in patterns. Tape the children’s papers together to create a group quilt. Then display the quilt on a wall or a bulletin board.
Give each child a 6 to 8 inch circle cut from poster board and a cardboard toilet tissue tube. Have the children cover their tubes in glue and roll in glitter. Help the children glue their glittery tubes upright in the centers of their poster board circle. Then give them small pine cones, acorn cups, and other assorted nature items to glue around the bases of their centerpieces. (Have the children sprinkle glitter all over their nature items, if desired.) Give the children dried weeds or flowers to put in their tubes. Use the completed centerpiece to decorate the snack table or arrange them on the shelves around the room.

Trace child’s hand and color brown body and colored feathers(fingers) Write in card: This isn’t just a Turkey As anyone can see, I made it with my hand Which is part of me. It comes with lots of love Especially to say, I hope that you have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!!

Take a tp tube and cover it with brown construction paper. Trace both hands on white paper and let child color feathers. Cut out hands. Cut thumb off. Lay tube horizontally. Glue hands to back of tube. Cut out peanut shape for head and glue to the front of tube. Use a red piece of felt to droop down from top of his head. add wiggle eyes.

Take a walk and gather fall leaves. Cut out two circles from grocery bag about 5 or 6 inches across. On the head glue eyes beak and waddle cut from construction paper. glue the leaves to the outer edges of one of the circle with most of the leaf sticking out over the edge …glue the other circle on top . add two legs from construction paper.

Give each child a Russet potato & a precut turkey head with 2 tabs at the bottom of the neck. Using 2 halves of toothpicks, secure tabs to potato. Using another toothpick pock holes in the side of the potato & place a real feather in each hole. Use 4 toothpicks as legs. A variation of the Potato Turkey is the APPLE TURKEY. Use the apple for the turkey body, precut turkey head, and those frilly cocktail toothpicks for feathers. Take a wire coat hanger and bend into an oval with the hook at the top. Stretch a leg of brown, tan panty hose over hanger, tie at the top. Children cut out and glue on six feathers, three each side. Two eyes, pupils, triangle orange nose, red gobbler, and two orange feet. We hang ours from the ceiling – they are adorable.


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