Thanksgiving crafts are great to get kids into the true spirit of the festive season. Read on to know some easy Thanksgiving Day craft ideas for children.
Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids
Enjoy your Thanksgiving this year by helping your children or younger siblings craft some amazing and interesting Thanksgiving crafts. Most of the kidsí crafts are quite easy to make and the craft materials can be easily availed from any local store or departmental shop. Helping your kids create unique festive decor is also a great way to enhance their crafting skills and creativity levels. You can also use this opportunity to strengthen your bond with your kids and have some fun time together. Given below are some really easy Thanksgiving Day craft ideas for children, listed just for you.
Easy Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids
- Large Wooden Spoon
- Pencils or Markers (black and red color)
- Glue Stick
- A Flat Craft Spoon (wooden)
- Printed Wrapping Papers
- Pages from Old Magazines (optional)
- Waxed Paper
- Dinner Napkins (cloth)
- A Basket, big enough to hold some loaf of breads or rolls
- Thin Wooden Skewers
- Florists Foam, to be placed inside the basket
- Two Craft Eyes
- For the head of the turkey, make use of the large wooden spoon, such that the back of the spoon can be used as the face. Now, attach the craft eyes to the face, using the glue stick and form a yellow beak by cutting out a yellow construction paper.
- Now, using a red marker pen, color the flat wooden craft spoon. This can be used as the wattle of the turkey. Attach this to the face, in such a way that the top slightly overlaps the beak. To hold the pieces together until the glue dries, you can make use of a pinch-style clothespin.
- Next, cut out colored feathers out of the construction paper. Make sure that each of these feathers measure about 10 inches long and 1¾ inches across at the widest point of the feather.
- Make exactly the same number of feathers with the wrapping paper or the magazine pages as you did with the construction paper. These feathers should be slightly smaller than the solid colored ones.
- Spread a sheet of waxed paper over a flat working surface. This will help you cleanup easily, after the work has been completed.
- Gather the feathers over the surface and work on them one at a time. Start by placing one of the cutouts over the waxed paper and place a wooden skewer on the top, such that the blunt edge is just below the top of the paper. The pointed end, on the other hand, will extend about three inches below it.
- Using a glue stick, coat the underside of one of the printed feathers, press it and attach onto the construction paper feather, such that the skewer lies in between the two layers.
- Attach the block of foam into the basket, force the spoon handle inside one of the ends of the block, hard enough to secure it properly and then stick the feathers in the opposite end.
- Finally, cover the block with a piece of cloth napkin and add any trinkets or sequins for decoration. Your turkey basket is ready to be filled with bread and other such baked products.
Thanksgiving Napkin Rings
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Paper Towel Roll (optional)
- A pair of Scissors
- Glue Stick
- Colored Markers or Crayons
- Cut rings out of the toilet paper rolls, with each ring about 2 inches wide.
- Now decorate each of the rings with Thanksgiving designs of your own choice.
- Using colorful construction papers, cut out feathers and attach them to the inside of the ring, with the glue stick
- Once done, color and decorate the outside just like an Indian headdress.
- Finally, fix the Thanksgiving stickers on the napkin rings and place the napkins inside the rings.
- You can also personalize the napkin rings by writing the name of the person who would be using the napkins during the dinner time.
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