Just as with any other holiday, Thanksgiving is a great time to make decorations for your home, and finding Thanksgiving arts and crafts to make is easy when you use your imagination. Of course, we are big on looking on the Internet to find Thanksgiving arts and crafts that even children can make. There are tons of web sites that are dedicated to crafting for the holidays. Here are some ideas you may want to try for your Thanksgiving arts and crafts projects.
This project is easy for even young children and it looks great when it is hung on a window where the sun can shine through it. We present to you stained glass turkeys for your first Thanksgiving arts and crafts project. You will need brown paint, a paper plate, brown, orange, and red construction paper, tissue paper or cellophane, and glue.
Cut five or six large feathers from the brown construction paper and about one inch from the edge, cut out the inside of the feather. Apply glue around the edge of the feather and then lay on top of the tissue paper or cellophane. Trim around the edges. Paint the paper plate brown and attach the turkey feathers. You can either draw on a face or cut out the face parts from construction paper.
While we are big fans of turkey crafts, the holiday is meant to celebrate the first Thanksgiving when the Pilgrims and the Indians got together for a feast. So, here is another idea for Thanksgiving arts and crafts that you can do to commemorate them. All you need is some paper and some paint for this project.
For the Native American paint the palm of the hand with a med brown paint (or any color you want.) and paint each finger a different color. Press on the paper. The use a paintbrush and any color paint to ad the headband just below the feathers. For the Pilgrim paint the palm of the hand light brown and the middle three fingers black. Use a paintbrush to add a black line of paint for the hat brim. After the paint is dry, have your child add the facial features. These make great placemats for Thanksgiving dinner too!
Our final Thanksgiving arts and crafts project we have to offer you is another creative turkey. Have your child trace their hands onto a piece of construction paper or white paper that they can later color. Cut out the shape and cut off the thumbs. Take a paper tube (toilet paper or paper towel) and cover it with brown construction paper.
Glue the hands to the back of the tube. Cut a peanut shape out of construction paper for the turkey head and glue to the front. Use some red construction paper or red felt for the wattle and glue into place along with some wiggly eyes, and you are done!