Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanksgiving Projects for the Kids

Here are two projects the kids can make to decorate Thanksgiving table.
The Village People

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour


Cardboard tissue tubes
Colored paper
Fine-tipped markers


For each figure, wrap a cardboard tissue tube with a 4- by 6-inch rectangle of colored paper and glue the paper in place.

Draw the facial features on a 2- by 3-inch piece of paper with markers. Glue the face onto the tube.

For the hair, cut fringe along one side of a small paper rectangle. Roll the hair around a pen to make curls, trim it, and glue it into place.

Cut and decorate headbands and feathers for the Native Americans and collars for the Pilgrims.

For the Pilgrim girl's bonnet, wrap a 2- by 5-inch paper rectangle around the top of the tube with the ends overlapping and glue at the back.

For the Pilgrim boy's hat, cut out a black circle 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Roll and glue a black, 2- by 5-inch paper rectangle into a tube shape. Cut slits along one end, fold in the tabs, and glue them to the center of the paper circle. Add a 1/2-inch band and square buckle and glue the hat to the boy's head.

This is an easy project for all ages.

These handy little birds are great seat markers and a fun predinner activity. Have the younger set make them for the rest of the family, or let everyone try his hand -- or at least a finger -- at making his own.

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour


Card stock as shown
Nontoxic stamp pads in brown, red, orange, and yellow
Googly eyes
Paint markers


For each bird, fold a piece of card stock as shown (ours were roughly 3 by 4 inches). Set out nontoxic stamp pads in brown, red, orange, and yellow. Using your thumb or index finger, stamp rings of yellow, orange, and red, and a brown turkey body.

Glue googly eyes in place, then use paint markers to draw on a beak, snood, and feet and to write a guest's name below the bird.

Have fun with your family over Thanksgiving and with these projects.


VintageEmbellishment said...

These look like fun....maybe I should try them out to see how easy they are for "the kids"....

Peppercorns said...

I think that's a great idea VE, and bring them with you when you come for dinner. :)

goodgosh said...

The Village People?? LOL

cute ideas. :)