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With Thanksgiving around the corner, its time to start decorating! Get your kids to practice their creative side with these fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids~ they also happen to be fun for you!
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Turkey Pinwheels are as much fun to make as they are to play with!
For starters, make a turkey body and face out of construction paper and glue on googly eyes. Slide a red bead onto a straight pin and stick it through the top of the turkey’s beak.
Next, cut an 8 1/2” square out of two-sided paper.
Fold it diagonally one way, then the other, then open it. Cut slits in the paper from each corner almost to the center along the diagonal lines. Fold each corner into the center, overlapping the points, then poke the turkey straight pin through the center. Slide three beads onto the pin, then poke it through the top of a straw. Bend the end of the pin and tape it down. Then watch that turkey shake its tail feathers. In fact, send the kids out to catch a breeze with their pinwheels while you put the finishing touches on your own turkey.
Help kids remember all the things they’re grateful for (and practice the alphabet) with a cute deck of cards.
Start with 26 cards from an inexpensive deck of playing cards. Place a letter on the back of each one using alphabet stickers. Then cut pictures of things you’re grateful for from magazines. Find one for each letter and glue onto the front of each card. “A” is for apple pie, “B” is for baseball, and “P” is for pumpkin pie! A really fun way to give thanks!
The Harvest Napkin Rings is an easy and inexpensive fall craft for kids. Dress up your fall table with adorable napkin holders made of a TP roll and dried beans.
Here’s what you’ll need…
•Dried beans (about $1 for a big bag at the grocery store)
•Paint and brush (optional)
Cut your TP roll in half (or as big as you’d like your napkin ring). Paint each half in a fall colour, or you can leave it the colour it is.
Once the paint is dry begin to glue your beans all the way around in any pattern or design you’d like. You’ve created a beautiful decoration for your fall table!
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