Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Crafting!

 In Case you have some time on your hands and want to do something fun with your kids to get ready for tomorrow I thought I would share these crafts. We made them last week at our Homeschool Get-together and actually the kids are upstairs right now working on some more so we will have one little person to hold a name tag for each guest.

How to make them:
The Turkey Box This we plan on lining with a napkin and putting rolls in. You could also have your napkins in it. We have a couple of them since Megan and I (with Aaron's assistance) both made one.

You will need:
  • An empty tissue box
  • Paper to cover box.
  • Construction paper cut into many hands for the tail and cut into a head and waddle.
  • Glue
  • Google eyes- though you could just draw the eyes on instead.
How to make it:
  1. Cut the top off of the box.
  2. Cover the box with paper.
  3. Cut out the feathers (hands), head and waddle.
  4. Add eyes to head.
  5. Glue feathers (hands) on the back in a fan pattern and glue head on the front.
  6. We also later added Thankful verses on each side.
Pilgrims, Indians and a Pine cone Turkey Our plan is to have them each hold a name card at the table. Right now however my kids are having fun playing with them. :-)

You will need:
For people:
  • Toilet Paper tubes
  • Construction paper
  • glue
  • markers
  • Lace, little feathers and other decorative supplies could also be used.
For the Turkey:
  • Pine cone
  • paper
  • glue
To make the People:
  1. Cover toilet paper tube with paper color of choice.
  2. Cut out a face and draw details and then glue it on.
  3. Add clothing, hats, and arms and any other details you want, gluing them on as well.
To make turkey:
  1. Cut out little feather shapes- I had three feathers attached together.
  2. Cut out head with waddle.
  3. Color waddle red and draw eyes.
  4. Glue feathers and head onto pine cone as pictured.
I hope you have as much fun with these projects as we have!

Happy Thanksgiving!
If you have a moment- would you mind going over to this post on Thanksgiving and leaving a comment if you haven't already? I entered it in a contest and the more comments I get will help me to win. Thanks so much!!

1 comment:

hannah singer said...

Love your blog!
These crafts are super cute, thanks for sharing! happy thanksgiving! Psalm 13:6


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