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Thanksgiving art projects and crafts – Thankful Tree
For this Thanksgiving craft, you need construction paper of earth tones, markers or crayons, scissors, and glue. Many students may have already made turkeys by using cut-outs of their hands as feathers. The thankful tree offers a similar idea, but takes it one step further.
To make a thankful tree, students need to trace and cut out their hands in various autumn leaf colors. These hands will be the leaves of the tree. Next, have the students write in each one of the “leaves” what they are thankful for. Have the students cut out a trunk with branches and glue it to a piece of paper. Then glue all of the leaves to the trunk and paper.
You could also do this project as more of a group project and make a giant trunk and branches of a tree on the bulletin board and then have all of the students put up just one or two hands onto the group thankful tree.
Thanksgiving art projects and crafts – Turkey Yarn Bug
This is a fun and whimsical Thanksgiving craft that any child (or adult) will enjoy making. To make it, you need: brown yarn, yellow and orange foam scrap, 2 wiggle eyes, one Styrofoam ball, feathers, tacky glue, scissors, heavy hardboard.
You start this Thanksgiving craft out by making a pompom by wrapping the brown yarn around the heavy cardboard 100 times or more. Cut a smaller piece of yarn (about 6”) and slide it under the wrapped yarn – tie it very tightly in a double knot. Turn over your heavy cardboard and cut through the middle of the yarn and that side. Now turn your yarn pompom sideways and smooth out the strands.
Take your Styrofoam ball and slice off and end so that it can sit flat without rolling (ask an adult to do this part). Cover the Styrofoam ball with glue (except for the bottom, of course). Glue the pompom down across the ball so that the entire ball is covered. Now you can take your feathers and stick them into the ball to form the turkey’s tail. Next, take the colored foam and cut out a beak (one or two triangles) and a waddle (in the shape of a tear drop). Glue these along with the wiggle eyes onto your turkey bug and voila!
Thanksgiving art projects and crafts – Edible Turkey
This Thanksgiving craft is fun… and edible. To make it, you need: 1 red apple, 1 large marshmallow, 6 small marshmallows, 14 raisings, 7 toothpicks, 1 candy corn.
First, take off the stem of your apple. Put onto each toothpick 2 raisins and 1 marshmallow on top. Evenly space the toothpicks behind where the stem would have been and punch them into the apple. These are the feathers of your turkey.
Now take your large marshmallow and push 2 raisins into it for the eyes. Use the candy corn for the nose – push the pointed end into the marshmallow. Now mount the head onto a toothpick and stick the toothpick into the apple and you have got a fun and edible turkey.
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