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December 10, 2008

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

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November 24, 20080 found this helpful

This is a charming craft for kids to make for Thanksgiving or for you to make to place at their place setting.

Approximate Time: 15 minutes




  1. Take spatulas and use rubber part as the face.
  2. For the pilgrim glue wiggly eyes on.
  3. Cut small piece of red felt for mouth.
  4. Cut black felt in shape of pilgrim hat accent with white felt and yellow for buckle.
  5. Cut black felt and white felt for collar and clothing. I made the clothing short, but you can go longer. Just glue into place. Very simple.
  6. For the Indian I glued eyes and mouth on like the pilgrim.
  7. Then take tan felt and fringe the edge for dress.
  8. Cut small strip for headband. I didn't have a feather, but if you do just add that. I used felt cut into a leaf shape and fringed the edges. Looks like feather.

By Crafter from MA

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November 17, 20040 found this helpful

(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.


Use black marker or wiggly eyes.

Then take kite string, or other natural fiber string (not nylon or twine) cut about 16" depending on the size of your cup. Tape it inside on the center of the bottom of the cup so when you hold up your gobbler the cup is upside down and the string is hanging down around 8-10" or so.

Now, wet the string slightly and wet your fingers - pull your fingers down the string and your gobbler will gobble.

By Mary S

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October 21, 2008

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


By twinmommy (Guest Post)
October 21, 20080 found this helpful

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.

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October 21, 20080 found this helpful

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/

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By londa (Guest Post)
October 21, 20080 found this helpful

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!

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

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.


All together, it might have cost me 2.00.
I keep it on my door from Sept to November, then the Holiday one comes out. I also have one for spring that is easter colors, and two for summer that are americana.
NOTE: If you have little ones, make sure you are in charge of the hot glue gun, and if you can, get the kind that has two settings.
One of the worst burns in my life came from holding down some lace that I had just glued, forgetting that I had changed the setting.

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