Turkey Pumpkin

Turn your pumpkin into a turkey! No carving necessary for this cute craft.

What You’ll Need:
*Turkey Template, see attachment below
*Scissors
*Construction paper (brown, yellow, red, orange)
*Glue
*10 Wooden skewers (like those use for kabobs)
*Pumpkin (printed as is, this works best with a small pumpkin)

Preparation:

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Wax Leaf Garland

Decorate your house for Thanksgiving while keeping your kids busy with this fun activity & craft that is sure to keep their interest!

What You’ll Need:
*Leaves
*Paper
*Crayons
*Scissors
*Contact paper
*Ribbon, yarn, or twine
*Hole punch

Preparation:
*Head outside for a little walk and collect some leaves. Be sure to get various sizes and colors. You don’t want leaves that are too brittle and will break.

Activity:

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Turkey Letter Match Game

Match letters and get into the Thanksgiving spirit with this great craft for preschoolers!

What You’ll Need:
*Wooden clothes pins
*Crayons
*Construction paper, various colors
*Contact paper, optional
*White paper
*Glue
*Black marker
*Scissors
*Dry erase marker, optional

Preparation:

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Stained Glass Placements

Make these beautiful placemats to decorate your Thanksgiving table.

What You’ll Need:
*Black construction paper, 8.5 by 14 or 11 by 17
*Yellow, orange, and red tissue paper, cut into 3x3 squares (2 or 3 of each color)
*Scissors
*Glue
*Leaf template (see attachment below)
*Chalk
*Contact paper

Preparation:

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Vote!

Teach your children the importance of voting with these fun voting activities. And don’t forget to get out and vote this Election Day, November 2.

What You’ll Need:
*Shoebox
*Brown craft paper or construction paper
*Tape
*Paint, stickers, markers, etc.
*Scissors
*Paper

Preparation:

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The Turkey Ball Story & Craft

Read the book The Turkey Ball by David Steinberg and make this colorful turkey! (If you don’t have the book, you can still do this great craft!)

What You’ll Need:
*Paper plate
*Paint or bingo daubers: red, orange, and yellow
*Turkey template, optional, see below
*Construction paper or markers: orange, red, brown
*Scissors
*Glue

Preparation:
*Cut each paper plate in half -- you need one half for each turkey.

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Halloween Treats

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Mummy Treat Holder

Wrap strips of gauze or cheesecloth around a plastic container. Add google eyes. Make our Coffee Filter Ghosts and decorate for Halloween!

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Sock Bats

Fill a black sock with cotton balls or batting. Stick two pip cleaners into the open end and then sew or glue shut. These will be the bat's legs. Flip it over and glue or sew black craft foam for the ears and wings, white craft foam for the mouth, and add some google eyes. Make our Mummy Treat Holder and be ready for Halloween!

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Tuxedo Shirts

Have a glam Hollywood Night with some old bridesmaid/flower girl dresses and these super-simple and totally adorable tuxedo shirts. If you like this craft, check out our Hawaiian Grass Skirt - another fun dress-up activity.

What You'll Need:
*Black t-shirt
*White polo shirt
*Fabric glue
*Newspaper
*Scissors
*White fabric dimensional paint ("puffy" paint)
*Fabric scrap

Activity:

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