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November 16th, 2012 at 9:46 am

Making Thanksgiving Decorations

Turkey Day, Turkey Day, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Turkey Day!!!

I wanted to share with you some fun activities that we did to make Thanksgiving a little more fun. Our first activity is a pumpkin that we made into a turkey. Using skewers, we threaded marshmallows, small peanut butter cups, and cheerios. We then poked them into the back of the pumpkin to make “feathers”. We just used what we already had in the house, but you could also use colored candies or even fresh fruit. We used an apple for the head and made a face out of candies we had leftover from Halloween. I’ve seen this more traditionally made using toothpicks and an apple for the body, but we had a pumpkin we needed to use up.

It was a fun activity that the boys had a blast making. This would make a great centerpiece for the kids’ table on Thanksgiving day!

The other craft we made involved a turkey body and hand feathers. You can either cut a turkey body out of brown construction paper or use one from a printout. Then trace your child’s hand on two pieces of colored paper and cut out. Attach in the back and write things they are thankful for. Easy and fun – What Grandma or Grandpa wouldn’t love to receive one of these in the mail?

Make Turkey Day more fun by completing a fun craft!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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