Written by Amanda Liljedahl Now that the kids are out of school for Thanksgiving, here's a little craft to keep them busy just in time for Turkey Day. Have children gather pine cones from the yard, then gather an assortment of colored paper.
Fold the paper in half and cut out feather shapes. Open the feathers and inside, write what each child is thankful for this holiday. Fold the paper in half and cut out feather shapes. Open the feathers and inside, write what each child is thankful for this holiday. Arrange feathers in the wide end of the pine-cone for the turkey's colorful tail, then add googly plastic eyes and an orange beak. At Thanksgiving dinner, enjoy plucking the feathers to read the thoughtful sentiments or have fun guessing who came up with each quote!
For another easy turkey craft, trace your child's hand on a brown paper bag then cut out. Glue feathers to each of the fingers. The thumb becomes the turkey's face when you add an eye and a beak. Glue the turkey onto a Popsicle stick for an instant gobbling puppet!
Amanda Liljedahl lives in Needham with her husband and five children (two boys, a set of identical twin girls and their newest addition, another girl). She chronicles her days which include arts & crafts projects, great recipes for the family and driving her kids from hockey practice and ballet to what's happening in her life as a mom, wife and friend on her blog The Little Lily Pad.