Well, Thanksgiving is not just about eating food that our mom or dad prepared for the family. We should still keep the true essence of thanksgiving in our heart. Let’s express our gratitude and appreciation for all the blessings and fruitful days we had for the year. One way to express it is through prayers on thanksgiving. This is where family gathers and offer their gratitude. Thanksgiving is also a perfect time to bond and reunite with the family. For busy bodies, it’s a perfect opportunity to rekindle the bond between the parents and children. It’s time for crafting!
So, want to bring out your child’s creative side this Thanksgiving? Be sure to check these great and easy creative crafts kids can do this Thanksgiving. All of them are made from simple, household items and are very easy to make. Kids will enjoy making these simple crafts and their inner artist is sure to shine.
Thanksgiving Turkey Bag
This can be a nice yet easy thanksgiving craft to start with. Turkey is one of the commonly dishes you can find in your dinner table and one of the popular entity associated with Thanksgiving Day. Therefore, it is not surprising to include this in making crafts. So what do you need for this craft?
- Construction Papers
- Marker (Black)
- Tissue or Newspaper
- Red Streamer
- Glue or Tape
How to Make A Turkey Thankful Bag
- Firstly, fill the paper bag with tissue or newspaper.
- Then, fold the upper part of the bag and fasten it with stapler or tape.
- Use the black marker to draw turkey feathers. Then, cut it out.
- On each wing, tell them to write about things they are grateful for. Once done, paste it on the back of your stuffed paper bag.
- To create a turkey head, draw and cutout turkey in a construction paper with contrast color. Draw a nose and beak.
- Then, cut a heart shape in another colored construction paper and write the words “thank you for”.
Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece
Do you want to put a turkey craft on your table on a thanksgiving dinner? This is an easy craft for you and for your kid. All you need are:
- Yarn (Brown)
- Foam or Thick Cardboard with different colors
- White Button
First, wrap some layers of yarn around your hand. This will give you thick layers of yarn that will serve as the head of the turkey craft. When you achieve the desired thickness, slide it off your hand and tie both ends so it won’t get untied. On one part of the bundle, tie some orange yarns in cut into the middle. This will serve as the feet. Once secured, cut the middle part of the bundle so that it will create feathers of the turkey. Then, attach the button that will serve as the eyes of the turkey. Have some handprint on the foam or cardboard. Cut it out. Make sure that you use your both hands in tracing so that it will get alternating spaces, leaving a fan-like craft. Glue it together and then attach the turkey on it.
Advent Gratitude Turkey
A simple turkey drawn and cut out using construction paper and tacked on a board or the wall. It’s very simple and easy to make, it’s the routine, and the lesson to be taught that is important in this craft. Every night after dinner get paper feathers from the construction paper and have your kids paste them on the turkey. They are to draw on the feathers what they are grateful for every night. This activity will instill in them the value of gratitude for even the smallest things in life. And when times get hard, they will remember memories as this, shared in a loving and grateful home.
Hand Paint Turkey
Have your kids simply put their hands on some washable paint. The outlines of their outstretched palms produce the effect or outline of a turkey. As shown on the paper, it can made into a cute greeting card for a parent.
Thanksgiving Scrapbook Paper Turkey
Using patterned paper that can be obtained at any store you can make this cute turkey scrapbook. Only basic materials are needed such as:
- Brown construction Paper
- Patterned scrapbook paper (fall colors)
Cut out the shape of a bowling pin on the brown construction paper. Cut out 6 feather patterns on the scrapbook paper. Attach with glue on the back of the bowling pin body. Cut a small triangle from the scrapbook paper and attach to the top of the bowling pin shape as the turkey’s nose. Draw it’s face ( eyes and mouth ). Use the clothespins to keep him upright as his legs. For extra support, you can glue a popsicle stick on the back. And you now have a little paper turkey!
- Colored Papers (Brown, and Orange)
How to make a thankful tree.
- Clear off a space on your wall. Then, trace a tree trunk on it using a pencil. Make the marker as light as possible.
- Then, glue some brown paper on it. It will create a trunk for the tree.
- Trace your kid’s hands on your orange colored paper. Cut them out. These handprints will serve as the leaves of your thankful tree.
- Have your kids write the things they are grateful for on your leaf cutouts.
- Then, paste the leaves on the wall.
Gratitude Turkey Treat Jar
This craft combines leftover treats from Halloween so you can maximize all the sweets.
What you will need:
- Leftover candies
- Baby food jar
- Scissors, markers
- Googly eyes
- Colored cardstock
- Glue, tape
Make sure that the treats you get will fit in the jar. Fill the jar with the treats. Close the lid tight. Draw and cut the feathers. Write on the feathers what you and your child are thankful for. Cut a little triangle for the beak. Use double-sided tape to stick the feathers on the back of the jar. Then glue the googly eyes on the jar and tape the beak on. And there you have your turkey treat jar!