I am Australian, born and raised. I moved to the States when I was about to start high school and within in a couple months, experienced my first Thanksgiving. I now have two children who were both born here and for the most part are being raised American. I am loving all of the fun crafts that come along with this special holiday that I never knew about as a child. Here are some of our favorites from this year.
Happy Thanksgiving Placemats: My daughter did this at school for her 1st grade Thanksgiving Feast. The turkey’s ‘feather’ is a coffee filter. They folded it into quarters, drew on it with water soluble markers and then added drops of water with pipettes.
Thanksgiving Rice Turkeys: We made rainbow rice for our sensory bins so used some to make these fun Turkeys (which look a bit like chickens!!) Trace your child’s hand using a pencil, give them some glue and a paint brush to ‘paint’ inside the hand print, and then sprinkle on the rice. Once it is dry, shake off any excess rice.
TP Roll Turkeys: My daughters preschool class made these super cute guys. A paper plate was cut in half and attached to the back of the empty TP roll. The kids glued feathers onto the plate and a little beak onto the front. Such gorgeous decorations! Click here to learn how to make colored rice.
Turkey Napkin Rings: Cut up a TP roll or Paper Towel roll into pieces a few inches long. Add cut up colored paper for feathers, face and beak. Add some googley eyes and some pipe cleaners for feet. We found we had to use a hot glue gun to add the pipe cleaner feet on to the bottom.
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