Thursday, November 20, 2014

Additional Project for kids to make for Thanksgiving

After I posted the first blog I came across some more projects; so, here they are below!

Thanksgiving Footprint Turkey with Tissue Paper Stained Glass Wings

Materials: White paper (1 piece per child), Brown Paper (2 pieces per child…You can substitute 2 stock paper), Brown Paint, Paint Brush or Sponge Brush, Scissors, Fall Colored Tissue Paper, Glue Stick and White Glue, Wax Paper, Google Eyes, Felt, Paper or Foam for gobble and beak, Pen

The first step is to paint feet. Have the child stand directly onto the white piece of paper. While standing there have them, press down each toe and the edges of their feet to produce a good print.  You may want to pick up the child and bring them to water/sink to wash the paint off their feet.
The kids need to fold the brown paper in half.  Remember you need 2 pieces of brown paper per child.
Print out the feather frame printable.    

Cut out the template and traced it on brown. Make sure to line up the folded part of the template onto the folded edge of the brown paper.
Cut the brown paper frame.
Cut up little pieces of fall colored tissue paper.
Cut your brown “frame” for the wings, you will have the leftover inside brown paper. You can use that to cut the right size for your wax paper. I folded my wax paper in half. Lay the paper with folded edges matching and trace around it, tracing not exactly.
Put glue around the frame. Then, you can lay down the wax paper. Do half at a time so the glue dries completely.
Glue one wax onto one brown feather frame at this time.
Next thing is to glue down the tissue paper onto the wax paper on the inside of the frame.
After the tissue paper is all laid down, put glue on the edges of the other piece of wax paper and glue it to the top of the tissue paper filled piece of wax paper.
Put glue on the other brown feather frame and lay it on top to complete the look of the tissue paper feather stained glass part of the craft.
Cut out the footprint and then take the painted foot print and glue this down to the center. It is meant to look like the turkey body. 


Glue down the eyes. Cut out a little triangle nose out of foam, paper or felt. Then, cut out a gobble out of red foam, paper or felt and glue to turkey.
Below is what the finished turkey looks like.

Acorn Necklace

Materials: Acorn with stem, Sparkle Mod Podge, Glitter, Paint Brush, String, Styrofoam (optional)

Paint the bottom of the acorn with your Sparkle Mod Podge then sprinkle with Glitter.
Stick then in Styrofoam to dry.
Once dry Coat with your glitter Sparkle Mod Podge, then stick back in Styrofoam to dry.
Once dry tie your string around the base of stem.
To help insure that it does not come untied put some Sparkle Mod Podge over the knot.
Once dry cut the extra stem off your acorn.

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