Saturday, November 17, 2012

Supplement Thanksgiving Crafts for kids

Here are some more Thanksgiving crafts for kids to do.  Some of these crafts need adult supervision or help.

Colorful Clothespin Turkeys

Materials:  clothes pin, feathers, glue gun and acrylic white spray paint (spray paint must be purchased by a parent per Federal Law).

1. Spray paint the clothespins white or any other color. (Adults may need to do this part.)
2. Put some hot glue between the ‘legs’ of the clothespin and attach the feathers on each side. You might want to cut the hard part of the feather. (Needs adult supervision for using glue gun depending on age.)
3. Paint the eyes.
4. Cut a little piece of feather and attach it on top and below the eyes.
You can also use a doily, fold it in half and glue it to the back of the clothespin. 

Thanksgiving Candle Holder

Here is a Thanksgiving craft for older children.

Materials: plastic shallow butter bowl, popping corn (unpopped), dried baby peas, dried navy beans, 1 oz. or a little less Elmer's glue and gold taper candle

You can mix beans, kidney beans and a red candle. You can also add sequins or sparkles to your bean and glue mixture!)
Mix popping corn kernels, peas, & beans together in the butter bowl.  
Then add Elmer's glue.
Let sit for 2 minutes, and then push candle in center.
Let dry overnight.  Push on bottom, it will pop right out.   
You will have to snip the sides of the container a smudge before it popped out).

You will have a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

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