Thursday, November 10, 2011

thanksgiving crafts, part 2


i don't know about you, but i'm always looking for something for my kids to do during the three days they have off for thanksgiving break. it is especially difficult to keep them busy when i'm trying to cook in the kitchen and can't be their personal cruise director. i need something that will keep them entertained for an hour or so while i'm trying to get the turkey business taken care of.

this craft is super easy. the kids can do all of this themselves and you will probably have most of these materials in your house.

here's what you need:

paper plates

brown paint

construction paper

glue sticks

markers


1) paint the paper plate with the brown paint. this should be done in time for it to dry before you continue with the rest of the project.

2) trace your child's hand on different colors of construction paper. have your child cut these out.
3) have your children cut out the turkey body, beak, legs, etc. if you make one of these projects in advance, they can copy the design you have done.

4) allow the kids to write down what they are thankful for on each hand. if you have an older child, this is a great way to get them involved in helping their siblings to express what they are thankful for.

5) allow your children to glue on all the pieces.

6) have your children bring their turkey's to the dinner table as placemats. as you are eating your thanksgiving meal, they can share all the things they are thankful for.