This post was contributed by Jamie of Hand Made Kids Art.
Teach Gratitude with a Thankful Turkey Book Craft!
Thanksgiving crafts for kids is a great way to teach gratitude and discuss with your children what being thankful means. This thankful turkey book is the perfect opportunity to let your child explore through writing and drawing what is important to them. You may be surprised by your child’s answers. My three year old was thankful for orange juice and apples but my 5 year old added family and friends. It is fun to see how their values change as they get older. This projects uses common craft materials so you and your children can start your thankful turkey book today!
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids: A Thankful Turkey Book
- 3 Brown Lunch Paper Bags
- Hole Punch
- Popsicle Stick
- Brown, Red, Yellow Construction Paper
- Brown Card Stock Paper
- Googly Eyes
- Recycled Paper or Magazine Pages
Step 1: Fold each brown lunch bag in half. Punch two holes along the folded edge of the bags.
Step 2: From the back, insert the rubber band through each hole. Insert a craft stick through one loop of the rubber band and then through the other loop.
Step 3: Create the turkey face. Cut a yellow triangle for the beak. From the red construction paper cut the turkey’s wattle. Add googley eyes.
Step 4: Create the tail feathers by cutting a feather shape from recycled paper or magazine pages.
Step 5: Glue the tail feathers to to the back of the last page of the book. Cut a piece of brown cardstock paper a little bit larger than the size of the book to cover the back of the tail feathers and help support them.
Step 6: Illustrate your book. Add drawing and writing to the inside pages of the book. Write about what you are thankful for or tell your own turkey story!
Thanksgiving crafts for kids is a fun time to create and craft together as a family. A thankful turkey book would be a great family keepsake to look back on each year. Add photographs of your Thanksgiving day meal or photos of your family Thanksgiving traditions to record your favorite memories.
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Share with us, what was your child thankful for? Have you been doing any Thanksgiving crafts? What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?
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