Kari Marotta, a local mom, teacher and creator of Mess Makers, the pop-up arts and crafts studio for kids and families, shares these fun Thanksgiving crafts for your kids. You probably have all you need around the house to get these done!
Tear Out Turkeys: Slowly tear a large circle shape out of brown construction paper. Tear out another brown circle that is smaller and glue it down for a head. Choose your favorite colors and tear out long strips for the feathers. Use the scraps to create eyes, beak and feet. This activity will really give those little fingers a workout!
Tear Out Turkey Hat: Create just like the tear out turkey mentioned above, glue the body on the front side of a strip of paper. Wrap the strip of paper around your child’s head to fit and then staple. Glue the feathers on the back side of the strip – this hat is a hoot…I mean gobble!
Pumpkins & Squash: My kids made these years ago. Cut paper in the shape of pumpkins or squash and paint. Paint your child’s hands green and stamp onto green paper. Cut around the hand print and attach as leaves.
The Three Little Turkeys: Take a walk to collect pine cones. Attach feathers by sticking them in between the spaces, watch out for the pointy ends – they hurt! Glue on eyes and a beak. We used pipe cleaners to make feet and stuck them in between the spaces as well. You could also use leaves as the tail feathers, I recommend you spray the leaves with spray glue to keep them from breaking too quickly.
TP Turkey: Use toilet paper rolls to use as a body for the turkey, tear out feathers and glue on the back.