Three Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids
Here are some fun and meaningful
Thanksgiving crafts for kids. Try these decorative "turkeys" that your kids will love creating.
1. Construction paper - brown (two shades), red, orange, yellow, white
2. Coloring paper - white and different colors
3. Pencil, color markers
6. Googly eyes, pipe cleaners (optional)
Thanksgiving crafts for kids Project #1: Hand and Foot Turkey
- Trace your child's feet on brown construction paper. These two feet will be the turkey's body.
- Now, using red, orange and yellow construction paper, trace out your child's hands. These six hands will be the turkey's feathers.
- For step three of Thanksgiving crafts for kids project #1, you need to cut and glue the two feet together; the heels should form the head.
- Cut an orange paper beak and a red, round paper wattle and glue them onto the turkey head.
- Glue on the googly eyes or use paper eyes.
- Attach two paper legs, or pipe cleaner legs, to the body with glue or tape.
- Cut, and glue the six hand feathers onto turkey back.
- Write your child's name and age on the back of the turkey.
That's the end of Thanksgiving crafts for kids project #1, now let's see about project #2….
Thanksgiving crafts for kids Project #2: Thankful Turkey
- Cut a circle or oval, (about 8" across), from brown construction paper. This will form the turkey's body.
- Use a different shade of brown paper, and cut a smaller circle and a rectangle to make the turkey's head and neck. Remember that for this part of Thanksgiving crafts for kids Project #2, an adult should be supervising any children using scissors….
- Cut two orange paper legs.
- Glue the turkey's head and neck onto the body.
- Glue a small orange triangle for the beak, and a tiny red blob for the wattle.
- Mark black eyes or stick googly eyes on turkey's head.
- Attach legs to turkey body.
- Now, make the feathers. For this cut five ovals from different color paper. Then, cut five slightly smaller ovals from white or yellow paper.
- Glue the smaller ovals onto the larger ones. On each oval, write the words, "I am thankful for", and then below, have your child write or draw the things he/she is thankful for.
- Glue the feathers onto the back of the turkey.
- Finish off by writing your child's name and age on the turkey.
Thanksgiving crafts for kids Project #3: Thankful Wreath of Leaves
1. Plain white paper plate
2. Construction paper - orange, red, yellow, various shades of brown
3. Crayons or markers
5. Glue or a glue stick
- From center of paper plate, cut out a half-circle.
- Draw (or use a leaf stencil), and cut leaves of different shades from the construction paper. Make them look realistic.
- Glue the leaves along the rim of the paper plate to make a wreath.
- In the lower part of the wreath, write words, "I am thankful for". Now, below it, have your child write or draw the things he/she is thankful for.
- Write their names or let them sign.
Thanksgiving crafts for kids final tip:
Instead of leaves, you can also use paper tracings of your child's hands, paper baking cups or colorful paper scrap. Have fun and enjoy doing these projects with your kids!
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