Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities
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How to Make Crafts and Learning Activities Relating to
Thanksgiving and Being Thankful

 

"Count Your Blessing" Folding Craft Stick Thanksgiving Craft

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What you will need:

WoodsiesWoodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, red acrylic paint

 

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, long ways, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and Folding Craft Stick Diagramtape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Write "Count Your Blessings" on the top craft stick and then number the rest of the craft stick. List your blessings on each stick and then decorate the sticks.

9. Glue a ribbon on the top of the row of craft sticks.

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New! Turkey Craft for Kids

Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Two-inch Foam Balls

Chenille Stems - The ones pictured are from Hobby Lobby

Brown Plastic Spoons

Brown Spray Paint that is made for plastic, or brown acrylic paint

Wiggle Eyes

Red and Yellow Craft Foam

Fork Walrus DiagramGlue

Heavy Duty Scissors

Butane Lighter with long Stem

 

How to Make the Thanksgiving Turkey Craft:

1. Cut a sliver off of one side of the foam ball so that it will sit flat on a table. Paint or spray paint the ball brown and let it dry.

2. Cut six Chenille stems into four-inch pieces.

3. To make the turkey's tail feathers fold ten of the four-inch pieces in half and poke them into the foam to form the tail feathers.

4. To make the turkey's head use a butane lighter to soften the plastic spoon in the middle of the scoop. Hold the flame just below the center of the scoop and move it back and forth until the plastic softens. (The diagram pictured is not a spoon, but is shows how to use the lighter to soften the plastic.) As soon as the plastic bird leg diagramsoftens fold down the tip. Hold it in place a few seconds until the plastic cools. Cut off the handle of the spoon leaving about two inches for the neck. Stick the spoon into the foam ball.

5. Bend two more four-inch Chenille stems into wing shapes and stick them into the foam ball.

6. To make the legs cut two, two-inch pieces of Chenille stems and fold them in half. Use a four-inch piece and wrap one end of the four-inch Chenille stem around a folded two-inch piece at the fold leaving one-inch of the stem to form one of the turkey's toes (see diagram).

7. To finish cut a waddle from red craft foam and a beak from yellow or orange craft foam and glue them under the bent part of the spoon. Glue on wiggle eyes.

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Noodle and Pompom Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Kids

Thanksgiving turkey noodle craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com Pompom Turkey Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

Children will enjoy decorating pictures of turkeys to display for Thanksgiving. A wide variety of items can be used to deocrate pictures of turkeys including: pompoms, colored noodles, buttons, dried seeds, and Fruit Loop cereal.

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Turkey Puzzle Pieces Pin

Turkey Puzzle Pieces Pin for Thanksgiving www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Puzzle pieces

Blank Puzzles Pieces or Larger Puzzle Pieces

You will also need craft foam, acrylic paint, permanent markers, magnet or pin, and glue.

 

How to Make the Turkey Puzzle Piece Pin:

1. Find one puzzle piece for the body that has three bumps, one for the head, and two for the wings. You will need three more puzzle pieces to make the turkey's tail.

2. Paint the puzzle pieces with acrylic paints.

3. When the paint dries use a permanent marker to add the details and glue the pieces together.

4. Cut turkey claw shapes from craft foam and glue them to the body.

5. To finish glue a pin or magnet to the back of the turkey.

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Turkey Popcan Craft for Kids

Turkey Popcan craft www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Empty soda cans or other cans you want to recycle

Brown and Orange Construction Paper

Different Colors of Pipe Cleaners

Googly Eyes

Glue

Scissors

 

How to Make the Pop Can Turkey:

1. Cut a piece of brown construction paper to fit around the pop can and tape of glue it to the can.

2. Cut wings, feet, and beak shapes from the construction paper and glue it to the turkey body.

3. Bend pipe cleaners in half and glue them to the back of the turkey.

4. To finish glue on google eyes.

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Thanksgiving Turkey in a Glass Jar with Foliage Pens

Thanksgiving Turkey in a Glass Jar with Foilage PensThis is a Great Craft to Use in a Doctor's or Veterinary's Office.

What you will need:

Brown, red, and gold felt squares

Googly eyes

Fall silk foliage

Polyfil

Hot melt glue

Brown floral tape or duck tape

 

How to Make the Thanksgiving Turkey in a Glass Jar with Foliage Pens:

1. Print out the PDF Pattern for the turkey. Cut the turkey's body and wings from the brown felt, the beak and feet from the gold felt, and cut a wattle shape from red felt. You will not need the front and back pouch patterns for this craft. (Printing Problems?)

2. Pin the two beak pieces together and sew them together using a very small stitch. Cut around the edge of your stitching close to the seam.

3. Pin the two body pieces together in the middle. Place the beak inside the two pieces at the head and pin the pieces together. Place the top edge of the two feet in the inside of the body pieces and pin them in place. Sew the pieces together leaving an opening on one side to fill it with the polyfil. Stuff the head and the rest of the body, but not the neck. Then sew the body closed.

4. Place two wing patterns together and sew all the way around leaving a one-inch opening. Stuff a small amount of polyfil in the wing and then sew it closed. Do the same thing for the other wing. Glue the wings to the body.

5. Bend down the head as shown in the picture and glue on googly eyes and a wattle.

6. Place silk fall foliage on the pens and wrap them with floral tape or duck tape to secure them to the pens. Note: You don't have to use pens, you can just push the silk foliage into the rocks and use the craft as a Thanksgiving dinner table center piece.

7. Place glass rocks in the glass container, and the turkey on top of the rocks. Push the pens into the rocks behind the turkey making a nice arrangement. Glue some foliage on the turkey's wings so it looks like it is holding them.

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Chenille Stem Thanksgiving Turkey Pencil Topper of Broach

Chenille Stem Thanksgiving Turkey Pencil top or broach

What you will need:

Chenille stems, brown, red, orange, and other colors, wire cutters, googly eye, hot melt glue, and a pin back (optional).

 

How to Make the Thanksgiving Turkey Pencil Topper:

1. To make the body roll one end of a brown Chenille stem into a circle about 3/4 of the way. To make the head roll the other end into a circle to meet the first circle.

2. Cut an orange Chenille stem one inch and fold it in half to make the beak. Glue it to the head. Cut a red Chenille stem one inch and fold it in half to make the waddle. Glue it to the head. Glue on a googly eye.

3. To make the feet cut an orange Chenille stem two inches long and another one inch long. Fold the two inch stem in half and wind it around the one inch stem. Make two of these and glue them to the body. Cut one-inch lengths of different colors of Chenille stems and glue them on for the feathers.

4. To make the pencil topper wind another Chenille stem around the top of a pencil and glue it to the pencil. Glue the turkey to the Chenille stem on the pencil.

5. To make the broach glue a pin back to the back of the turkey.

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Thanksgiving Decorative Can Craft

Thanksgiving CanThis decorative can makes a great container for dried flowers and other fall foliage!

What you will need: Empty aluminum can, two-ply twine, hot melt glue gun, piece of fun foam, Shurtape AF 912 aluminum duct tape (You can find this tape at a Lowe's or other home improvement store in the heating and air conditioning section. It costs about $7.00 for 120 yards. It is not Duck tape.), black acrylic paint, paper towels, and utensils to engrave the tape. I used a ballpoint pen, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork to make this design.

How to Make a Thanksgiving Decorative Can Craft:

1. Start by gluing the end of the twine to the bottom side of the can. Wind the twine around the can gluing as you go. If you don't have a glue gun you can use tacky glue.

Thanksgiving Can Craft for Children2. Measure the circumference of your can and cut the silver tape just a little bit longer.

3. Lay the tape on top of the piece of fun foam. Do not take the backing off the tape. You don't want it to stick to the fun foam. The fun foam just gives you a soft surface to work on so that the utensils can indent the tape.

4. Press your utensils into the tape to make shapes, designs, and words. You can work from the back or the front of the tape. If you press into the back of the tape, the designs will be raised. If you press into the front of the tape, the designs will be indented.

5. When you are done with your design remove the backing on the tape and stick it to the can over the twine.

6. Paint the entire surface of the tape with black acrylic paint. Let it dry for a few minutes, but not completely. Pat the paint off the surface of the tape with a folded, damp paper towel. Press lightly so that you don't remove all the paint. You want the paint to remain in the indented areas so that the design shows up better.

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Thanksgiving Turkey in a Pot with Feather Pens

Thanksgiving Turkey Pot With Feather Pens What you will need: Brown, red, green, orange, and gold felt squares, googly eyes, terra cotta pot, small decorative glass stones, pens, polyfil, hot melt glue, and buttons.

How to Make the Thanksgiving Turkey in a Pot with Feather Pens:

1. Print out the Pattern for the turkey. Cut the turkey's body and wings from the brown felt, the beak and feet from the gold felt, and cut a wattle shape from red felt. You will not need the front and back pouch patterns for this craft. (Printing Problems?)

2. Pin the two beak pieces together and sew them together using a very small stitch. Cut around the edge of your stitching close to the seam.

3. Pin the two body pieces together in the middle. Place the beak inside the two pieces at the head and pin the pieces together. Place the top edge of the two feet in the inside of the body pieces and pin them in place. Sew the pieces together leaving an opening on one side to fill it with the polyfil. Stuff the head and the rest of the body, but not the neck. Then sew the body closed.

4. Place two wing patterns together and sew all the way around leaving a one-inch opening. Stuff a small amount of polyfil in the wing and then sew it closed. Do the same thing for the other wing. Glue the wings to the body.

5. Bend down the head as shown in the picture and glue on googly eyes and a wattle.

6. Cut feather shapes from different colors of felt. Sew two feathers together in the middle and leave an opening for the top of the pens. Glue or sew buttons to the top of the feathers. Slide the feathers on the pens.

7. Place glass rocks in the pot, and the turkey on top of the rocks. Push the feathered pens into the rocks behind the turkey. Glue a business cards, sign, or other object on the turkey's wings.

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Paper Plate Turkey Craft for Kids

Turky Paper Plate Craft for Thanksgiving www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Small lunch-size Paper Plates

Paint

Glue gun or Stapler

Feather

Eyes

 

How to Make the Turkey Paper Plate Craft:

1. Fold a small paper plate in half and cut on the fold line.

2. To make the head roll one half of the plate into a cone shape overlapping the sides about 1/3 of the plate. Glue the cut side closed.

3. To make the body roll the other half of the paper plate into a cone shape overlapping the side only about one inch at the edge. Glue the cone closed on the cut edge. Fold the tip of the cone down about 1/2" and glue the head to the folded tip. Paint the head and body.

4. Cut another paper plate in half and use one half for the back tail feathers and the other half for the wings and feet. Paint the tail feathers and wings and then glue them to the body as shown in the picture.

5. Glue on the eyes. To finish glue a feather to the top of the head and cut a wattle from red paper and glue it to the underside of the beak.

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Treat Holder Turkey Craft for Kids

Thanksgiving Treat Holder Turkey Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: TP roll or card stock rolled into a toilet paper-sized roll, brown, red, and orange craft foam or construction paper, brown felt, fake fall leaves, sticker eyes, and glue gun or stapler.

How to Make the Turkey Treat Holder Craft:

1. Cut a two-inch piece off a TP roll or make a two-inch roll using card stock.

2. Cover the roll with brown felt. Start by closing up the bottom. Place the roll on the felt and trace around the bottom of the tube about one-half inch from the edge. Glue the circle on the bottom of the tub by bringing the extra half inch up over the sides of the tube and gluing it to the sides. Cover the entire side of the tube with the felt.

3. Print out the Turkey Pattern and cut from brown craft foam. glue the wings to the back of the body as shown in the picture. Cut the wattle from red craft foam and the beak from orange craft foam and glue them to the face. Glue on eyes or use eye stickers. (Printing Problems?)

4. Glue three large leaves to the back of the tube to make the turkey's tail features, and glue two tiny leaves to the bottom of the tube for its feet.

5. Place candy corn or other treat in the TP roll holder.

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Silver Tape Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Craft for Kids

Silver tape Thanksgiving Napkin Ring CraftWhat you will need: Card stock or light card board, craft foam, black acrylic paint, Shurtape AF 912 aluminum duct tape (You can find this tape at a Lowe's or other home improvement store in the heating and air conditioning section. It costs about $7.00 for 120 yards. It is not Duck tape.), and utensils to engrave the tape such as a ballpoint pen, the end of a paintbrush, and the tines of a fork.

How to make:

Silver tape Thanksgiving Napkin Ring Craft 21. Cut pieces of duct tape 7" long. Cut card stock in 6 1/2" by 1 1/2' pieces.

2. Place the duct tape pieces on a piece of craft foam and use utensils to engrave a design. The craft foam makes it easier to engrave because it is soft and springy.

3. Remove the backing on the pieces of engraved tape and stick them to the card stock pieces folding over the edges.

4. To make the rings look old paint black acrylic paint over the entire surface then pat off the extra paint with a dry folded paper towel.

5. When the paint is dry roll the pieces to form a ring and glue the rings closed using hot melt glue.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin and Silverware Holder Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin and Silverware Holder Craft www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need: brown, red, and gold felt squares, googly eyes, a cloth napkin, small rock or heavy object, polyfil, hot melt glue, and rickrack.

How to make:

1. Print out the Pattern. Cut the turkey's body and wings from the brown felt, the beak and feet from the gold felt, and cut a wattle shape from red felt. (Printing Problems?)

2. Pin the two beak pieces together and sew them together using a very small stitch. Cut around the edge of your stitching close to the seam.

3. Pin the two body pieces together in the middle. Place the beak inside the two pieces at the head and pin the pieces together. Pin the front and back pouch to the front and back of the body. Place the two feet in the inside of the body pieces and pin them in place. Sew around the head and about two inches of the neck on both sides. Insert a small rock or other heavy object in the head and then continue sewing all the way around the body.

4. Place two wing patterns together and sew all the way around leaving a one-inch opening. Stuff a small amount of polyfil in the wing and then sew it closed. Do the same thing for the other wing. Glue the wings to the body.

5. Bend down the head as shown in the picture and glue on googly eyes and a wattle.

6. If you are using a plain napkin, sew rickrack or other decorative items such as lace on the edges. Fan fold the napkin, iron it, and then fold the fan-folded napkin in half. Insert the napkin in the back pouch of the turkey and spread out the napkin to make a fan shape. Place silverware in the front pouch and then fold the head down over the silverware.

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Paper Bag Turkey

Turkey Paper Bag Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.comWhat you will need:

Brown Paper Lunch Bags

Newspapers or Plastic Grocery Bags

Water Color Paint, Oil Pastels, Crayons, or Colored Pencils

Markers

Red, orange, brown, and yellow construction paper

Glue

Rubber bands or Chenille Stems

Tape

 

How to make the Paper Bag Turkey:

1. Print out the Pattern for the wings, feet, wattle and beak and cut the shapes from construction paper. (Printing Problems?)

2. Crinkle up one page of newspaper and stuff it into a brown lunch bag. Plastic grocery bags also work very well.

3. Close up the bag by crinkling the sides together about 2/3 of the way down from the top of the bag. Wind a rubber band or Chenille stem around the bag just above the stuffed newspaper or grocery bags.

4. Cut from the top of the bag down to the rubber band or chenille stem in th middle of the back of the bag.

5. Spread the bag out at the top to form the turkey's tail feathers.

6. Paint or color the tail feather and let them dry.

7. Glue or tape on the turkey's body parts.

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