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    Default Thanksgiving Crafts for Children.... Everyone please add

    I thought I would start this thread by putting a few crafts that I know and you could add yours too..... It is so much fun for the whole family to decorate with the things the kids make (Usually )
    and how nice it is for them to have something quiet to do for a while !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fall necklace.....
    Gather any kind of natural stuff (if it doesn't cause itching )
    Acorns, tiny pinecones, beans, kernals of hard corn or Indian corn, sweetgum pods, ect......
    Soak the objects in hot water until they soften enough to pock a hole in (this may take as long as overnight) string onto dental floss and tie off... If the kids are small you may want to punch the holes with needles yourself........ Allow the necklase to dry in a sunny or warm place.. The objects will harden again ......

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    Paper Indian Corn

    Add a festive touch to your holiday table by filling a vase with colorful paper cornstalks.

    Materials
    • Natural-colored raffia paper
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Poster board
    • Colored tissue paper

    Step 1:
    To make each stalk, cut three 18-inch lengths of natural-colored paper twist (sometimes called raffia paper). Untwist them, then trim the edges to resemble corn husks.

    Step 2:
    Fan out the husks so that they overlap and use a few drops of glue to hold them together.

    Step 3:
    From poster board, cut out an ear of corn (about 10 inches long and 3 inches wide) and glue it atop the husks.

    Step 4:
    Now crumple a bunch of 3-inch colored tissue paper squares to create rounded kernels and glue them to the ear. Lastly, gather the husk bottoms and tie them together with a strip of raffia.

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    Default Cute pinecone Turkeys......

    Tiny Toms

    This is one turkey that won't get eaten this Thanksgiving. Your kids can make a flock to decorate the dinner table--or for all the kid guests to take home as favors.

    Materials
    • Yellow and red felt
    • Glue
    • Googly eyes
    • Brown pom-poms
    • Pinecones
    • Pipe cleaners These are for tail feathers and feet.... Construction paper, felt, colored paper or fun foam can also be used.......

    Step 1:
    For each turkey, cut out a yellow beak and a red wattle from felt. Then glue the beak, wattle, and a pair of googly eyes onto a pom-pom to create the turkey's head.

    Step 2:
    Glue the pom-pom head to the tip of a pinecone. Allow the glue to dry.

    Step 3:
    Wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle of the turkey's cone body, starting from the top and twisting it together a few times on the underside. Separate the ends of the pipe cleaner (below the twists) and bend each tip into a 3-toed foot.

    Step 4:
    For the turkey's tail, individually wrap 3 or 4 pipe cleaners around the back of the pinecone, starting from the underside and twisting them together a few times on the top of the pinecone to secure them. Then loop both ends of each pipe cleaner to shape tail feathers.

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    Gourd Turkey

    At the first Thanksgiving, turkey was actually a side dish, taking second billing to venison. But set this pretty bird center table and it's guaranteed to steal the show.

    Materials
    • Gourd
    • Round toothpicks
    • Pumpkin
    • Red chili pepper
    • Orange rind
    • Cloves
    • Corn husks or tamale wrappers
    • Tempera paints
    • Pair of red gloves
    As always substitute the materials for what you have on hand......

    Step 1:
    To create the turkey's face, push a few toothpicks halfway into one side of the gourd, then attach it to the pumpkin by pushing the protruding toothpick ends through the pumpkin shell. Use the same method to attach the chili-pepper wattle.

    Step 2:
    For eyes, use two orange-rind circles. Push a clove through the center of each one and into the gourd.

    Step 3:
    Next, tint the corn husk feathers by dipping them into diluted tempera paints (2 parts water to 1 part paint) and attach them to the pumpkin with toothpicks.

    Step 4:
    Set the completed pumpkin atop the red gloves so that the fingers resemble turkey feet.

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    http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/turkey3.html



    Chenille Stem Turkey


    Once you have made one of these turkeys, the craft will go fast for additional ones. It takes more time to explain it than to make it.

    Parental supervision is recommended.

    This project is rated EASY to do.

    What You Need



    Wire cutters
    1 Red bumpy chenille stem
    1 Orange bumpy chenille stem
    1 Brown bumpy chenille stem
    1 Yellow bumpy chenille stem
    2 Tan chenille stems (bumpy would look cute)
    Glue
    2 (5-6 MM) Wiggle eyes
    2 ounce paint bottle (any color)


    How To Make It


    Note: Any chenille stem "bumps" leftover after cutting can be used in future projects.
    Cut the brown bumpy chenille stem into 2 pieces that have 2 bumps each.
    Cut the red chenille stem into a 1 bump and another piece that has 2 bumps.
    Cut the orange chenille stem into 2 bumps.
    Cut the yellow chenille stem into 1 bump.
    Twist the end of one tan chenille stem to the end of the second tan chenille stem.
    Wrap the long tan chenille stem around the outside of a paint bottle.
    Slip one 2 bump brown chenille stem under all the layers of the tan chenille stem. Twist once to hold all the tan chenille stems together. (The brown will make the head)
    On the opposite side of the paint bottle slide the following 2 bump chenille stems under all the layers of the tan chenille stem in one area: one each of red, brown, and orange. Position the tan chenille close together on top of the narrow part of the colored bumpy chenille.
    Bend the colored chinless in half and twist once to hold the tan chenille stems in place. (see photo)
    Slide the turkey body off of the paint bottle.
    Bend the head (brown) up and over slightly.
    Bend the 1 bump red chenille stem in 1/2 and twist around the neck of the turkey.
    Take the 1 bump yellow chenille stem on the bottom tan chenille stem and twist around the tan chenille stem. Bend the middle of the stem in towards the turkey to resemble feet.
    Separate (fan) the tan turkey body out to give it a more rounded shape.
    Glue a wiggle eye on each side of the turkey's head.
    Fan out the red, brown, and orange tail feathers. (See photo)

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    Pumpkin Table Decoration


    This pumpkin can be made in any size, depending on whether you want a place setting or a larger table decoration.

    Parental supervision is recommended.

    This project is rated AVERAGE to do.

    What You Need



    Wooden doll head (flat bottom)
    Green craft foam
    Orange craft paint
    Scissors
    Tacky glue
    Gold "Painters" paint pen


    How To Make It


    Paint the doll head with orange craft paint.
    Allow to dry.
    Cut out pumpkin stem and leaves from green craft foam.
    Use paint pen and draw stripes on the orange wooden doll head.
    Attach the stem and leaves to the pumpkin with tacky glue.

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    Stuffed Turkey Table Decoration


    Made out of an odd mitten and an outgrown sock, this little turkey will delight the little ones. Who wouldn't love something so cute?

    This project is rated EASY to do.

    What You Need



    Mitten (who has lost it's mate)
    Sock (that has been outgrown)
    Stuffing (old socks, scraps of felt, or torn up old clothing)
    Pencil
    Tacky glue
    Scissors
    2 Wiggle eyes
    Gold or yellow felt
    Red felt


    How To Make It


    Let the child stuff the mitten using old socks, fabric, or felt scraps. Use a pencil to get the fabric up in the fingers of the mitten. This is the turkey's feathers.
    Let the child stuff the sock until the stuffing reaches the heel. This is the turkey's head and body.
    Push the end of the sock up inside the mitten.
    Bend the stuffed end of the sock so it looks like a head is looking at you.
    Spread tacky glue on the back side of the turkey body and then push against the palm of the mitten. (see picture)
    Let the child cut out the beak and feet out of gold felt, and the wattle out of red.
    Tacky glue the beak, feet, wattle, and 2 eyes on the turkey.
    Let dry.

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    Thanksgiving Votive Candleholder


    An easy votive holder with a Thanksgiving theme.

    This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

    What You Need



    Baby food jar
    Thanksgiving or Fall stickers
    White glue, like Elmer's
    Paintbrush
    Glitter, optional
    Raffia or ribbon


    How To Make It


    Apply the stickers around the jar. Press firmly all around the stickers.
    Using a paintbrush, completely cover the jar sides from right below the jar threads to the bottom of the sides.
    Sprinkle with glitter if desired. Let dry.
    Tie raffia or ribbon around the jar threads.
    Insert a votive candle and display as part of a Thanksgiving center piece.
    Make one for each guest and use as a place setting. Your guests could take home the candle holders as a gift.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Turkey Pin


    Give a teacher a cute pin to wear on Thanksgiving. Makes a cute and inexpensive group craft.

    Parental supervision is recommended.

    This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

    What You Need



    Tan or brown felt for body and head
    Golden brown or tan felt for feathers
    Gold felt
    Red felt
    2 Tiny wiggle eyes
    Tacky glue
    Scissors
    Pen
    Safety pin (about 1" size)


    How To Make It

    To make it easier, draw your shapes on felt before cutting them out.
    Cut out a 1" circle for the body of the turkey.
    Cut out a 1/2" circle for the head of the turkey.
    Cut out a heart (1 1/2" wide x 1 3/4" tall) for the feathers.
    Cut a little oval shaped (1/4" wide x 1/2" long) out of red for the gobbler.
    Cut a tiny gold triangle for the beak (1/4" wide x 1/4" long).
    Cut out tiny feet (use your imagination - this was my son's design on the feet) out of gold felt (1/2" wide x 1/4" tall).
    Cut a square of felt for the back of the turkey to hold the safety pin.
    Glue round body close to the middle of the heart shaped felt piece.
    Glue the round head overlapping the top of the round body.
    Add glue to the top of the wattle on the underneath side.
    Pull up the bottom part of the head and slip the wattle under it. Press down firmly.
    Glue 2 wiggle eyes on the head.
    Glue the beak near the bottom of the head (see picture).
    Glue the feet at the bottom of the body.
    Turn the turkey over. Open the safety pin. Lay the square of felt over the back (non-opening side) of the safety pin. Glue the square in place.
    Let dry. Wear and enjoy.

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    Turkey Toothpick Holder


    Make a toothpick holder for the holiday table.

    This project is rated EASY to do.

    What You Need



    1 1/2' terracotta pot
    Popsicle stick
    Tacky glue
    Tiny wiggle eyes
    Feathers - brown, orange, black (or make some out of foam or paper)
    Fun foam or construction paper in black, brown, red, orange


    How To Make It


    Before you start
    Find a place to work, and protect it with a large sheet of paper.
    Gather all your materials.
    Read all the directions.
    Making your Turkey Toothpick Holder
    Turkey Head
    Draw a turkey head and neck on the brown paper or foam.
    Make a little pilgrim hat with the black paper or foam.
    Glue the head/neck to the Popsicle stick, then glue the hat on top.
    Add wiggle eyes, an orange beak, and red wattle.
    Attach the Head to the Pot
    Glue the Popsicle stick to the inside of the pot.
    Tail
    Glue some feathers to the back of the pot. You can also use a couple feathers for wings on the side of the pot.

    You're Done!

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    Wow those are cute !!!! Thank you QuilterMom !!!

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    Ladies, Love your ideas for ME! Thanks.................

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    Acorn Napkin Rings



    Need:

    acorns
    glue
    thin cardboard
    construction paper
    scissors


    Cut a piece of cardboard into a 2" by 5" strip. You can use an empty cereal box as the cardboard. Cover the strip with yellow or orange paper. Make the strip into a loop and staple to form the napkin ring. Glue acorns all over the ring (you may need a strong glue or a glue gun(with adult help)). Then cut small green leaves and glue in between the acorns. Let dry and then enjoy on your Thanksgiving table!

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