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Thanksgiving Crafts

Hey Sparkles. Happy Family Friday. Since Thanksgiving is soon, I decided to put some Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving crafts in today’s blog post.

Gratitude Turkeys – Thanksgiving Craft #1

Supplies needed:

  • An empty toilet paper tube
  • A small paper plate
  • A small paper cup (Dixie cup)
  • Paint – orange, black and brown
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes (available in craft stores/departments)
  • Assorted colored construction paper
  • Black markers

Instructions:

  1. Start by painting the toilet paper tube brown, the outside of the cup black, and the bottom of the plate orange. Allow the paint to dry completely. Glue the toilet paper tube to the plate.
  2. To create the turkey’s Pilgrim hat, cut the bottom 1/2″ from the open end of the cup and discard. Cut a circle (2-inch diameter) from black construction paper and glue it to the open end of the cup. Glue the hat to the top of the turkey’s head.
  3. Embellish the turkey’s face by adding googly eyes and a construction paper beak and waddle.
  4. Cut feathers of different colors from construction paper. You’ll need about 8-12 feathers per turkey (depending on the size of the feathers).
  5. Have fun coming up with all of the things that you are thankful for! Print each idea on a feather.
  6. Attach the feathers to the turkey’s body by gluing the base of each feather to the back side of the painted paper plate.

Thanksgiving crafts

This is what the final product should look like.

Styrofoam Cup Pilgrim Hat – Thanksgiving Craft #2

Supplies you’ll need:

  • A small Styrofoam cup
  • Some black paint
  • A paintbrush
  • Pieces of black, white and yellow cardstock paper
  • Glue Dots
  • An old CD (for tracing)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Elmer’s glue

Instructions:

  1. Start by painting the outside of your Styrofoam cup with black paint and set it aside to dry completely.
  2. Trace a CD onto your black cardstock paper and cut it out. You’ll also need a white strip of white cardstock paper and a yellow square with the middle of it cut out.
  3. When your cup has dried, use Glue Dots to glue the white strip around the top lip of the cup. You could also use tape to attach the white strip to the cup. Then glue your yellow buckle onto the cup.
  4. Finish your pilgrim hat by adding glue around the top of the cup and gluing it onto your black cardstock circle.

Thanksgiving Crafts

This is what the final product should look like.

Well, that’s all for today, Sparkles. I got these crafts off of this website. Happy Thanksgiving, Sparkles. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away!!!

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