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Old 11-14-2011, 11:11 AM
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Default Thanksgiving Craft Ideas?

I asked the same thing around Halloween, and probably will again beginning of December for Christmas. This is my first year opened and wanted a couple simple Thanksgiving crafts to do with 1-4yr olds. Any ideas?
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:16 AM
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We just made turkey lurk eyes this morn. Take tp empty tp rolls and wrap in brown paper and trace their hands and staple to the back of the roll for feathers in different colors. Glue on wiggly eyes and a red piece of paper for that thing that hangs off the nose and you are good to go. Very cute
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:28 AM
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We will be making these:
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I also like the idea of doing placemats of some sort, and the Tree of Thanks that someone else mentioned.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:48 AM
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Turkey's
Cut out turkey pattern
Glue on....
Feathers
Wiggle Eyes
Beaks
Waddle
Feet

Paper plate turkeys
1 paper plate per child
Outline of child's foot
Cut outs of Feathers, Beaks, Waddle and feet
Glue Feathers on Paper plate
Cut out child's foot on brown paper this will be the turkey head and body
Glue on top of feathers
Add Eyes, Beak, Waddle, Feet


Handprint turkeys
Cut out hands of each child I staple the hands together thumbs facing down
these will be the feathers. I use orange and yellow. 4 Hands per turkey.
Glue to back of turkey body/ or you can use child's foot for the body.
Glue on eyes, beak, feet, waddle

Indian Corn
Corn template still wrapped in leaves
cut out different colored squares of construction paper and glue on.

Bing Dab Paint a turkey

Hanprint Turkey's
Paint palm of hand brown
Paint each finger a different color
Place hand on construction paper-I used yellow construction paper
when dry draw in feet
Draw an eye on the thumb and a smile

Cornucopia's-Makes a great bulletin board display
Cut out different food shapes
Cut out cornucopia template
Glue food onto cornucopia
You can make one as well and put this saying on it.....
Each one of you is special
I know that to be true.
And that is why I want to say
I'm so thankful for you!

I have more ideas if you want them.....
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Very Cute!!!
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:05 PM
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Turkey's
Cut out turkey pattern
Glue on....
Feathers
Wiggle Eyes
Beaks
Waddle
Feet

Paper plate turkeys
1 paper plate per child
Outline of child's foot
Cut outs of Feathers, Beaks, Waddle and feet
Glue Feathers on Paper plate
Cut out child's foot on brown paper this will be the turkey head and body
Glue on top of feathers
Add Eyes, Beak, Waddle, Feet


Handprint turkeys
Cut out hands of each child I staple the hands together thumbs facing down
these will be the feathers. I use orange and yellow. 4 Hands per turkey.
Glue to back of turkey body/ or you can use child's foot for the body.
Glue on eyes, beak, feet, waddle

Indian Corn
Corn template still wrapped in leaves
cut out different colored squares of construction paper and glue on.

Bing Dab Paint a turkey

Hanprint Turkey's
Paint palm of hand brown
Paint each finger a different color
Place hand on construction paper-I used yellow construction paper
when dry draw in feet
Draw an eye on the thumb and a smile

Cornucopia's-Makes a great bulletin board display
Cut out different food shapes
Cut out cornucopia template
Glue food onto cornucopia
You can make one as well and put this saying on it.....
Each one of you is special
I know that to be true.
And that is why I want to say
I'm so thankful for you!

I have more ideas if you want them.....
I do!!! Keep 'em coming!!! Thanks!!
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:18 PM
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I'm doing this one
http://www.craftlinky.com/paper-plat...up-turkey.html

Also, look at this page
http://pinterest.com/search/?q=Thanksgiving+kids+crafts

If you haven't done pinterest yet, click on the picture, then at the top right, just above the picture, is a link to the original post, where it usually has directions.

http://www.oneprettything.com/?s=thanksgiving

You might also try tipnut.com
http://thanksgiving.tipnut.com/

Hope these help.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:38 PM
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We collected leaves, twigs and berries outside and then I printed out a large tree template that had no leaves (here: http://www.craftscope.com/images/aut...s-free-tr1.jpg ) which we cut out and pasted onto large pieces of construction paper. They then glued their collections onto and around the tree. Then they signed their names and added their own little touches.

It was cheap, fun and quite time consuming.
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