Large Brown Grocery Bag
Markers, Crayons or Paint
#1: Cut a hole in the bottom of the bag for your neck
#2: Cut two holes on the sides of the bag for your arms
#3: Cut down the middle of the bag
#4: Decorate your vest to look like a Native American Indian. Decorate your vest with feathers, glitter, your handprint, leaves or other fun Thanksgiving items!
*Make a Native Americian Indian Headdress to go along with your Native Ameican Indian Vest!
Paint-brown, red, green, orange, blue
#1: Prepare your work environment by laying down newspaper or plastic
#2: Paint the palm and thumb of your child’s hand brown. Make each finger a different color, red, orange, blue, green.
#3: Place your child’s hand on a piece of white paper. Press firmly on each finger and the palm
#4: Draw two legs for the turkey on the bottom of the palm print
#5: On the thumb portion of the turkey draw a beak and wattle
#6: Glue a googly eye on the turkey
Did you have fun getting messy with this handprint turkey craft? Leave us a comment or send us a picture of your turkey!
Markers or Crayons
Printable Feather Diagram: Feather.JPG (47.53 kb)
#1: Cut out a strip of brown construction paper, long ways and about 2 inches thick
#2: Place on your child’s head and adjust to the desired size and tape together
#3: Draw feathers on different color sheets of construction paper (can print out feather diagram for help)
#4: Cut out the feathers. Decorate your feathers with glitter, leaves or other fun Thanksgiving items!
#5: Place the feathers on the back inside of the hat
#6: Decorate the band that goes around your head to reflect a Native American design
*Make an American Indian Vest to go along with your American Indian Headdress
Large Styrofoam Ball
Pixie Sticks (candy)
#1: Prepare your work environment by laying down newspaper or plastic sheet
#2: Cut the Styrofoam ball in half. Have a parent use scissors or a bread knife.
#3: Paint one half of the Styrofoam ball brown. Allow to dry
#4: Draw a turkey head (a long oval shape), eyes, wattle and beak on the construction paper
#5: Cut out and glue the turkey head to the front of the Styrofoam ball.
#6: Cut and glue the eyes, beak and wattle to the turkey head.
#7: Once the Styrofoam is dry use the pencil to place holes around the Styrofoam. Deep enough to hold the pixie sticks upright
*Out of pixie sticks? Use the turkey to hold crayons, markers, or anything you want!
Toilet Paper Roll or Paper Towel Roll
Makers or Crayons
#1: Cut the toilet paper roll in rings about 2 inches wide
#2: Decorate each ring with Thanksgiving designs
*Cut out feathers and glue them to the inside of the ring, then decorate the outside like an Indian headdress
* Place Thanksgiving stickers on the napkin rings
*Draw a turkey, corn, leaves, family members names, write things you are thankful for
#3: Place the napkin inside the ring and you are ready to set the table!
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