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Thanksgiving Crafts

Thanksgiving Crafts

Teepee Centerpiece
Materials:

  • Tan craft foam
  • 2 twigs
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Markers: brown, black, yellow and red


Instructions:

  • Roll a piece of craft foam into the shape of a cone.
  • Use hot glue gun to tack in place.
  • Trim the top of the teepee on a slant.
  • Break or cut twigs into 3" long pieces.
  • Insert three twig pieces into the top of the teepee, glue in place.
  • Decorate the outside of your teepees with fun Native American-inspired designs such as bear claws, eagles, stripes and geometric shapes.
Finger Puppet Pilgrim
Materials:

  • Construction paper: white, brown, black and yellow
  • 2 short or 1 long cardboard tube
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Peach and pink crayons
  • Black marker
  • Pattern


Instructions:

  • Color a 2" x 6" section of white construction paper with the peach crayon.
  • Cut out section then cut in half.
  • You should now have 2- 2" x 3" peach pieces.
  • Glue the peach strips to the top of the 2 cardboard tubes.
  • These will be the faces.
  • Cover the remainder of the cardboard tubes with black (man) and brown (woman) construction paper, overlapping the peach face a little.
  • Cut 2 collars from white construction paper using pattern.
  • Glue to top of shirt, wrap around and glue in place.
  • Cut womanís hair from yellow construction paper using pattern.
  • Cut manís hair from brown construction paper, cut a strip about the width of the womanís hair.
  • Wrap around the back of the cardboard tubes, peach paper in the front, and trim if needed.
  • Glue in place.
  • Cut hat from black paper and bonnet from white using patterns.
  • Cut a small strip of brown for the hatband, glue and trim.
  • Cut small strips of white paper for the buckle.
  • Glue to the hatband.
  • Glue hat to manís head and bonnet to womanís head.
  • Use pink crayon to add rosy cheeks.
  • Use black marker to add eyes and smile.
Votive candleholder
Materials:

  • Baby food jar
  • Thanksgiving or Fall stickers
  • White glue, like Elmer's
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter, optional
  • Raffia or ribbon


Instructions:

  • Apply the stickers around the jar.
  • Press firmly all around the stickers.
  • Using a paintbrush, completely cover the jar sides from right below the jar threads to the bottom of the sides.
  • Sprinkle with glitter if desired.
  • Let dry.
  • Tie raffia or ribbon around the jar threads.
  • Insert a votive candle and display as part of a Thanksgiving center piece.
  • Make one for each guest and use as a place setting.
Spoon Pilgrims
Materials:

  • 2 plastic spoons
  • Construction paper: white and brown, blue, gray or black
  • 4 small wiggle eyes
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Patterns


Instructions:

  • Print patterns.
  • Cut out clothing and man's hat from blue, gray, black or brown paper.
  • Cut the collars, hat band, woman's bonnet and skirt hem from white paper.
  • Glue clothing together per pattern.
  • Glue clothing and hats to the handles of the spoons.
  • Make sure the spoons are back side facing up.
  • Glue the wiggle eyes to the spoon faces.
  • Let everything dry.



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