Thanksgiving crafts

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Another Holiday is here! The house is filled with Fall and Thanksgiving decorations. The mantel is done up, the outside of our home has our dried up corn stocks from the summer garden and pumpkins next to them. The children have been colored Thanksgiving coloring pages, made felt hand turkeys and we made one giant turkey with all of the kids hands.

I printed coloring pages off the internet from my Pinterest board. It’s not hard to find a site that has Thanksgiving drawings (or any Holiday or theme) for your children to do. A simple Google search can lead you to a million photos and Thanksgiving games such as word search or connect the dots. Last year you may remember from my blog, I printed out lots of different coloring sheets for the kids to color before the food was ready. It’s a fun little project to have them do all together before the bird is done.

Coloring Thanksgiving pages and activities

Coloring Thanksgiving pages and activities

I’m starting a simple Holiday tradition with the children. Every Holiday I want to trace their hands and save it into our Holiday box, so I can watch their little hands grow year by year. It started with the Halloween spiders, and continuing with the Thanksgiving turkey hands.

Turkey hands

Turkey hands.

You can also use puff paint and give your turkeys eyes or have the kids designs on the wings with different colors. Just like the Halloween spiders, you can also punch a hole up top and add string and place your turkeys on your mantel or anywhere else you would like to show them off at in your home.

The backs of the turkey to mark who's hand is who's when they get older

The backs of the turkey to mark whose hand is who’s when they get older

I thought what if it was cute to trace the children’s hands and make one big turkey. I used the babies little foot for the turkeys body. Tracing a baby’s hand is pretty impossible, let alone trying to hold their foot still and having to trace it or have someone else trace it. I discovered flour! I rubbed flour on the bottom of his foot and put his little foot on the felt. It left a nice a little imprint of his foot for me to trace. It made things so much more easy and less of a traumatic experience.

Flour on the foot. I will never struggle tracing another child's hand or foot again!

Flour on the foot. I will never struggle tracing another child’s hand or foot again!

All of the kids hands into one big turkey! From oldest to youngest making the turkeys wings

All of the kids hands into one big turkey! From oldest to youngest making the turkeys wings

After they had their individual hand I used that one cut out as a template to make all their other hands for the turkey’s wings. You can get more creative and save it in a frame.

Enjoy some Thanksgiving activities with the kids before the Holiday is over, and don’t forget to follow my Pinterest for some good ideas on family fun & follow us on Instagram at gypsywidow!

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  1. Pingback: 2014 Thanksgiving – A reason to be thankful | mommylaughs

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