Kids Thanksgiving crafts
Most of the kids Thanksgiving crafts that are suggested on Internet web sites center around home made turkeys. Perhaps that is because the turkey is what we most associate with Thanksgiving. But when you look around for kids Thanksgiving crafts to make, you can also find crafts that feature pilgrims as well as ways for your child to concentrate on being thankful for the things they have been given. When you bring out ideas for kids Thanksgiving crafts, you are able to get your child involved in the holiday and spend some real quality time with them as you create the crafts together. Here are some ideas for kids Thanksgiving crafts you may want to try with your child. We think it is very special when you are able to use your child’s hand or foot prints to make kids Thanksgiving crafts because you can make this a tradition from year to year and watch how your child has grown.
Take a piece of brown construction paper and trace around your child’s foot. Do not trace the toes! Then trace your child’s hand with fingers slightly splayed out and do trace around the fingers. Make several of these from yellow, red, and orange construction paper. The heel of your child’s footprint is the head of a turkey. Arrange the hands behind the turkey to make feathers and glue into place.
Take a strip of brown construction paper and accordion fold for legs. Cut out feet from yellow construction paper. Glue to the bottom of the turkey. Have your child draw on a face and you have a really cute Thanksgiving turkey! Don’t forget to write the date and age of your child on the back! Being thankful is the reason for the Thanksgiving holiday, so one of the kids Thanksgiving crafts that we like is a thankful wreath. Have your child make a thankful wreath to celebrate the season. Start with a paper plate and cut out a half circle from the center of it. Under the horizontal cut, write the words “I Am Thankful For…” Then draw some leaf shapes on construction paper and cut them out. Have your child write down things that they are giving thanks for on this Thanksgiving Day and then glue the leaves around the plate covering it like a wreath. Hang the wreath on your door or someplace where it is clearly visible so your child remembers how blessed he or she is. You can find many more kids Thanksgiving crafts in many places on the Internet.
If you want, however, you can also just use your own imagination and creativity to change common household items into kids Thanksgiving crafts. Then enjoy the time you spend together crafting! .