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This is a cornucopia my 3 yr. old grandson made in preschool. It was to be filled with things he is thankful for. I asked him to tell me about the pictures he glued in and he told me about Thomas and the toilet paper. I told him his grandma is thankful for toilet paper too.
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
Approximate Time: 15 minutes
By Crafter from MA
(These will make a parents crazy, but kids love them)
Use a yellow paper cup - not the small size but coffee size or larger.
With the cup upside down - use colored paper or construction paper to make a beak and the red thingy on its head.
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I need some good, creative and useful crafts for Thanksgiving. I would prefer something a little easy that a Mommy can do with the kids.
Natalie from Jacksonville, FL
A good craft for young ones is making thankful turkeys. What you do is trace mommy's hand onto brown construction paper. Then trace baby or the kids hand around several different color construction papers. Next turn the mommy hand upside down and and glue the bottons of baby's hands to the rounded part of mommy's hand. Add a orange triangle to the mommy's thumb for a beak and trace eyes or use the wiggle eyes.
Then on each little finger ask the child what they are thankful for, for example, my mommy, for God, for hot water, for her doll house. Add orange feet to two of mommy's finger tips. If you put 2 these together you can laminate them and use them as placemats. Its a fun and easy idea. I did them with my oldest son while I was pregnant last year. I'll try to find it and take a picture to add so you know what they look like.
Pine cone turkeys
Indian vest (turn a paper grocery bag inside out, slit up the side and cut out the head hole and decorate)
trace the palm of their hands on colored
construction paper, draw eyes and mouth on the thumb to make a turkey
iron fall leaves between 2 rectangles of waxed paper for placemats
also see http://crafts.k ys/thanksgiving/
Turn a pumpkin into a turkey. Cut out head, tail feathers, and wings from paper (even brown paper shoping bangs will work). Color them with markers and crayons. To attach them to the pumpkin, tape tooth-picks on them and just stick them in the pumpkin.
It dosen't have to look good, it only has to be fun!
I did this in about 30 minutes. It's a great project for moms and kids.
I had the rafia rings, but you can get them from 6" to 18" at the dollar tree. That is also where I got the veggies and leaves.
I wrapped some ribbon around it, added some buttons, and a fabric heart that used to be a pin.
This is a page about making hand print turkeys. Hand print turkeys are a fun craft to make with your children. Whether you use paper, paint, or ink, your turkeys will make perfect Thanksgiving decorations.
This is a page about making a thumbprint pumpkin patch. Thumbprint crafts are fun for all ages.
This is a page about making thumb print turkeys. Using fall colors, you and the kids can decorate many things such as cards, placemats, etc. with cute thumbprint turkeys.